We’re out to revolutionise arts funding, 30% of our profits from booking fees go into the Ignite Fund.
Artists can apply to the Ignite Fund to get funding for their work.
Every ticket you buy or sell has a fundamental and positive impact on arts funding and the future of the arts sector.
We have now closed our second round of funding. We will be giving £4000 away – four awards of £1000 each. This is double the amount that we were able to give away in our first round and we can’t wait to be able to support more arts projects.
The deadline for applications was 31st January 2020. Many thanks to all who applied. You will receive a response to your application by the end of February 2020.
Due to an overwhelming number of applications we will be shortlisting. The shortlist will then be reviewed by a fantastic voluntary panel:
Mimi Findlay: Producer at Clean Break
Gavin Barlow: CEO & Artistic Director at The Albany
David Byrne: Artistic Director at New Diorama Theatre
Emily Thommes: Co-Founder of Tickets Ignite
If you are behind our mission, we’d ask a small favour of you. We are thrilled to be able to give away £4000 but really, we want to be giving away £400,000. To do this we need to spread the word, connect with more event organisers, sell more tickets and raise more funding.
We awarded two grants of £1000 on March 1st 2019.
For Zoo Co the funding will support a 15 date UK tour of Sirens in July 2019. The piece explores how gender stereotypes have changed over a millennium. Working with a d/Deaf and hearing cast, the piece is bilingual (BSL and Spoken English), and is creatively captioned throughout using intricate projection mapping. The funding specifically pays for the redevelopment of the script, bringing on board award-winning writer and dramaturg Alex Howarth as a new creative collaborator.
For Gasp-C the funding will facilitate their spring tour of Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke, a live art performance created by four pan-Chinese artists. This will mark their first complete tour as a collective. Receiving the funding means they can allocate more resources in developing new audiences in different regions, and invite more people engage in conversations around East Asian identity.
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