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Our booking fees fund the arts

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Tickets Ignite has been set up to raise funding for the arts and we are taking on the ticketing industry one ticket at a time.

We raise our funding by putting booking fees to better use. After card processing charges are paid, 30% of every booking fee goes into the Ignite Fund. So whether you sell one ticket or thousands, every ticket you sell will make a contribution to the arts.

Our first funding round

We are thrilled to be opening our first round of funding. This will include two awards - both for £1000.

The deadline for applications is Friday 1st February 2019 at 6pm.

We know applying for funding is nobody’s favorite pastime, so we are attempting to make this process as painless as possible. If you have any feedback, don’t hesitate to send it to [email protected], we are very keen to learn from each round.

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What are we looking to fund?

We want to fund high quality, ambitious art. This can be in any form - theatre, music, comedy, dance, visual art, cross art form etc.

We are looking for projects that demonstrate artistic excellence, ambition and passion.

Who is eligible?

To apply you must fulfil the following criteria:

The project you are applying for will be a live event with an audience (or will be eventually!)

You have run, or participated in an event run through Tickets Ignite between June 2017 and February 2019. Please note, you don’t need to be the event organiser to apply - you could be an artist who participated in an exhibition, a set designer who worked on a show etc.

Your project is taking place in the future

We do not fund the following:

Projects exclusively involving artists who are in full time education at the time the project takes place.

Work taking place outside of the UK.

Regularly funded organisations e.g core funding from Arts Council England (NPOs), Creative Scotland, their local Council etc.

How do I apply?

Download the application form and send your completed application to [email protected]

The deadline is Friday 1st February 2019 at 6pm.

We will respond to all applications by Friday 1st March 2019 at 6pm.

We’re really sorry, we can’t give feedback on applications but we will let everyone know if they are successful or not.

If you have access needs and would prefer to submit your application in another format, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or on 020 3633 5606. We will do our best to accomodate you!

Who will be reviewing my application?

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of Industry experts: Helen Matravers (Senior Producer, New Diorama Theatre), Vicky Graham (Independent Producer, Midlands based Ben Anderson (In Good Company Creative Producer), and Oscar Wyatt and Emily Thommes (Tickets Ignite Co-Founders).

It's not too late to become eligible for funding