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Closed 26/05/2017

raised of £2,000 target by 73 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,490 to help bring GIFT back to Gateshead in April 2017

    Gateshead, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 26th May 2017

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    GIFT is an artist-led festival celebrating contemporary theatre that takes place in & around Gateshead, connecting the culturally regenerated Gateshead Quayside with the commercially redeveloped town centre.

    Founded in 2011 to address a specific gap in the cultural offer, GIFT brings artists & audiences together in a unique festival setting encouraging dialogue and exchange. GIFT presents performances you couldn't see anywhere else in the region & strives to offer professional development for artists & to develop criticality & risk taking among audiences.

    An explosive line up of events is in place for GIFT 2017, but we urgently need more support in order to make it all happen.

    "GIFT is such a good thing for Gateshead" (Audience)

    GIFT’s offer in the region is unique.

    There is no venue in North East England dedicated to presenting experimental theatre & performance, nor is there another festival that places artists at its core in the way that GIFT does. GIFT’s contribution is distinctive & vital for maintaining & retaining a vibrant, energised community of artists in the area & for satisfying adventurous audiences.

    Over the last 3 years, in an increasingly difficult funding climate, GIFT has struggled to secure sufficient funding to realise a full festival, but by hosting hugely popular one-off events, GIFT has demonstrated that demand remains.

    This year GIFT is running from 28th – 30th April across Gateshead's streets & venues & will welcome some of the most exciting artists from across the UK & Europe to perform alongside the most distinctive theatre makers in the North East.

    However in order to make this happen, we desperately need to raise additional funding...quickly!

    We aim to raise £2000 towards making this brilliant event part of our cultural calendar again, so please, give whatever #giftforGIFT you can & we look forward to welcoming you to #GIFT2017.



    • Kate Craddock5 years ago
      Kate Craddock

      Kate Craddock

      5 years ago

      GIFT is getting very near, and we can't wait to see it all unfold. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations, this will make such a difference to GIFT this year. THANK YOU!!

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    • Kate Craddock5 years ago
      Kate Craddock

      Kate Craddock

      5 years ago

      So excited to be just over our half way mark towards reaching our goal. Thank you so much to all of our supporters - we are so grateful. Please continue to help us out by sharing this link with anyone else you think might be able to help. Don't forget to check out all the activity at GIFT this year on our website

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    • Kate Craddock5 years ago
      Kate Craddock

      Kate Craddock

      5 years ago

      Hello to everyone who has donated so far! Thank you to all of you - we appreciate these donations so much and are finding your comments really inspiring to keep going! If each of you could help us out by passing this crowdfunding link over to someone else who you think might also be interested in supporting us we would be really grateful. Have a great weekend - all 28 of you!

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    • Rachel Krische-Duenas

      Rachel Krische-Duenas

      May 2, 2017

      Sending energy and love to GIFT - Rach xxxxxx


    • Laura Lindow

      Laura Lindow

      Apr 30, 2017

      Great Kate and the Gift team. Xx


    • Lizzie Klotz

      Lizzie Klotz

      Apr 28, 2017


    • Ruth Johnson

      Ruth Johnson

      Apr 27, 2017



    • Eggs Collective

      Eggs Collective

      Apr 26, 2017

      GO ON, GIFT!


    • Anonymous


      Apr 23, 2017

    • Jane Duffy

      Jane Duffy

      Apr 20, 2017

      A gift for GIFT, from The Duffys with love.


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    Kate Craddock

    Kate Craddock

    Gateshead, United Kingdom

    Kate is the Founder and Festival Director of GIFT.

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