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Rising Sun Arts Centre

Rising Sun Arts Centre is crowdfunding

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raised of £10,000 target by 192 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to install ventilation and make other improvements to run events in the future.

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre is starting to reopen after over a year of lockdowns, false-starts and a huge amount of uncertainty. We look forward to being able to welcome old and new faces back into the centre as we take our steps back to what life was like before Covid.

But one thing that the pandemic has taught us is that there are big changes we need to make before things can go back to running events at full capacity when the building - especially the main room - isn’t very well ventilated. This was something we were always aware of pre-Covid, but now it is something we absolutely need to implement to help keep our volunteers, our community and our artistes safe.

We’d also love to be able to make further improvements to enable us to improve how we run events - both for our volunteers and and for our visitors - with upgrades to our sound and lighting equipment high on the to-do list.

So, we’re asking for your support to help raise the funds to make these improvements happen. Based on initial quotes, we need to raise:

£10,000 for ventilation

£3,500 for PA/sound equipment

£2,000 for lighting

Our priorities are very much in that order!

So, if you’ve ever enjoyed a packed Club Velocity gig, been part of one of our many dance classes, browsed a busy Christmas art market or squeezed in to be part of the Here Comes The Sun Festival crowd - and would like to do all that again - please give whatever you can and help the Sun Rise once more!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre3 months ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    3 months ago

    Between the online crowdfunder and a number of other fundraising events, we’re very pleased to say that we’ve hit our target of £10,000 and the cost of the ventilation system can be paid in full! Thank you all so, SO much. So we’re on our way to being able to hit our stretch goals for PA/sound equipment (a list which now includes a new bass amp, as our old one went kaput last year!), and lighting. So we’re keeping the crowdfunder open in the hope that your continued support will help our events sounding and looking better than ever!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre7 months ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    7 months ago

    The crowdfunder has raised 70% of the cash needed to cover the costs of the ventilation. We've also raised almost another £2k with fundraising events and a grant from John Sykes Foundation. We're so close to hitting our main target it's incredible - thank you all so much! Onto the last push!

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  • Rising Sun Arts Centre8 months ago
    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    Rising Sun Arts Centre

    8 months ago

    The main element of the ventilation system is IN - just in time to welcome lots of wonderful people to the Centre as part of the Are You Listening? Festival on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who's contributed - without your help we wouldn't have got this far! We just need a bit more help to be able to finish paying for it now!

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10 months ago

Rising Sun Arts Centre started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 5/10/2022 16.12

Supporters

192

  • Random Doodle Club

    Random Doodle Club

    May 10, 2022

    Random doodle club donations for April 2022

    £21.94

  • Random Doodle Club

    Random Doodle Club

    Apr 8, 2022

    Donations from participants in out March workshop

    £22.17

  • Random Doodle Club

    Random Doodle Club

    Mar 5, 2022

    Workshop donations for February 2022 :D

    £35.25

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 27, 2022

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 7, 2022

    £18.60

  • Liz Swain

    Liz Swain

    Feb 1, 2022

    Got to keep the ol' place going!

    £10.00

  • Veggie Dining gang

    Veggie Dining gang

    Feb 1, 2022

    Finally finding a way to donate the surplus funds from the last Veggie Dining anniversary event.

    £160.00

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The Rising Sun Arts Centre is an award winning, independent arts centre, which for 30 years has been staffed and run by volunteers. Our programme includes a varied line up of high quality events and activities from live music, to dance classes, to participatory projects.

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