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Cupola Gallery

Cupola Gallery is crowdfunding

£3,785raised of £40,000 target by 76 supporters

Weʼre raising £40,000 to ensure the future of the Gallery we need to make major repairs. The floor will collapse in 6 months & the cost is an eye watering amount!

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We need some help!

The floor of the framing department is likely to collapse within 6 months unless urgent repairs are carried out and the costs are coming in at an eye watering amount! Sadly this is our responsibility under lease. There are a number of other significant building repairs also needed but nothing as urgent as the state of the floor.

Ideally we need to raise around £40,000 – which is a terrifying target.

When we reach £100 - Cupola will hold a staff 'Bake Off' - with customers invited to sample and decide the winner! - Update. We held our staff bake off on Sat 7 September. Sadly we were unable to pick a winner as theere were so many cakes and delicious items to sample people found it hard to choose. However, the snickers chcolate brownies were a definite hit as was my rather gooey chocolate nut fudge cake! Cakes are still available for anyone who wishes to nip down sooner rather than later! Thanks to all who baked!!

When we reach £500, Karen Sherwood will do a 'fancy' dive from the 5 metre platform. Karen is not keen on heights! - Update. I am practicing! Did a dive (not particularly fancy) last Thursday. Will get photo/video evidence. K x

When we reach £1000, Karen, Graham, Pete & Sarah will all jump from the 10 metre platform. NONE of the above are keen on heights and Karen is terrified!! - Update. I am not happy - although delighted at reaching £1000 of course! Ok - I didi it! Staff are still in training but I did it!!

More milestones! Ok. When we reach £2000...I hesitate to make this promise..... I will clean my teenage boys' bedroom!!! Yes two teenagers in one room - I may need a full protection suit, gloves and breathing apparatus but I shall tackle it....

Blimey, you lovely lot, I can hardly keep up. SO, now we are considering our options for the next milestones. We seem to have set the bar rather high, so are having a think....

Love to you all! K x

In 2021, the gallery reaches its 30th anniversary and we would love to be able to feel confident about its long term future, continuing to provide artists space to take risks, have fun and display and sell quality contemporary artwork.

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    17 days ago

    Ok. You amazing lovely lot. I now have to 'bite the bullet' as they say and tackle my boys bedrooms as we are way over the £2K mark - woohoo!!!. I have protective clothing. I just now need to steel myself and 'get in there....'!!! Will provide some kind of video evidence - watch this space...

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    1 month ago

    Wow! Thanks so much to all who have kindly donated and shared this page to date. I know we have still got a long way to go but I am just delighted and so moved by so much kindness and generosity. I have added my 10m jump onto the main page but I add it here as well in case some have not seen it and as I say in the video I am not doing it again lol! Big love to all! We will save Cupola!!! K xx

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Page last updated on: 10/16/2019 15.29



  • Annette Petch

    Annette Petch

    Oct 16, 2019

    This is from Open Up Sheffield, to support Karen and Cupola x


  • Anonymous


    Oct 10, 2019

    Hope you make it. Well done for all your energetic fundraising activities.

  • Jane Mellor

    Jane Mellor

    Oct 9, 2019

    Good luck!


  • Liz Hall

    Liz Hall

    Oct 9, 2019

    Good luck Karen and all at Cupola.


  • Bill


    Oct 8, 2019


  • Louise Syder

    Louise Syder

    Oct 8, 2019

    Best of luck Karen & co in reaching the can do it! Looking forward to seeing what your next milestone challenge is that you set yourselves! Love Lou & Ed xx


  • Steve


    Oct 6, 2019

    Always inspiring.


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Cupola Gallery

Sheffield, UK

Established in 1991 Cupola has remained in the same location on Middlewood Road in Hillsborough, Sheffield, for 28 years. Fiercely independent we have survived without outside funding only through the hard work of our artists and loyal customers.

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