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£910
raised of £2,000 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £910 to create the VAULT CULTIVATE Bursary in association with COMMON and support working-class artists at VAULT Festival 2020

    Waterloo, London
    Funded on Thursday, 9th January 2020

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    What?

    At VAULT Festival, we’re committed to providing an accessible platform for artists from all backgrounds to create the best new work. Which is why this year we're creating The CULTIVATE Bursary in association with COMMON to provide vital support to artists from working-class backgrounds taking part in VAULT Festival 2020.

    The recipients of The CULTIVATE Bursary will receive a £1000 cash injection towards the cost of their production and £750 worth of PR & marketing, as well as mentorship and increased industry exposure. It is our ambition to award two Bursaries for the 2020 Festival, and to increase this number in future years.

    In our pilot year, the recipients will be chosen through an application process open to companies who have already been programmed for VAULT 2020. In future years, we will include The CULTIVATE Bursary application as part of our Festival application, so that we can also hear from working-class companies or artists who would not be able to take part in the festival without additional support.

    Why?

    Working class artists are severely underrepresented across the theatre industry at all levels. "Only 12.4% of the workforce in the creative industries are from working-class origins, compared to 44% of the UK population" (‘Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries, 2018). Yet, we believe that theatre should be open and accessible to all, and incorporate a wide range of voices and backgrounds.

    At VAULT Festival, we support some of the best emerging artists working today, and so it seems only right that we should offer greater support to those whose background or circumstances means that they are at a disadvantage, in order to try and create a more even playing field.

    How?

    To make this a reality, we need your help to raise £2,000 in order to unlock match funding from a generous donor who has agreed to give 50% of the cost of two Bursaries this year, and also for the 2021 and 2022 Festival.

    Please donate if you're in a position to help, and if you care about increasing accessibility for working-class artists in the theatre industry. If you're not able to donate, please help us spread the word to others who might be!

    Updates

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    • VAULT Festival6 months ago
      VAULT Festival

      VAULT Festival

      6 months ago

      A couple of you have let us know that you haven’t received the personalised thank you message written for you and sent through this page. If this is the case then we’re very sorry indeed! We wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to say thank you, and would love to keep you updated on the impact of your generosity. If you’d like to stay in touch then please drop Cressida a quick email via cressidapeever@vaultfestival.com and she’ll ensure you’re kept in the loop. Thank you again! 2/2

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    • VAULT Festival6 months ago
      VAULT Festival

      VAULT Festival

      6 months ago

      Thank you so much to all of you for donating to make the CULTIVATE Bursary a reality! We are delighted to say that thanks to a generous offline donation, we have now reached our target, unlocking the match funding and therefore we will be able to award 2 bursaries to working-class artists at this year’s Festival. We’re very excited to be supporting these artists and thrilled that you want to support them with us! Applications are now in from eligible artists, and the recipients will be announced shortly. So stay tuned! 1/2

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    Supporters

    20

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 8, 2020

      £10.00

    • Harry Hickmore

      Harry Hickmore

      Jan 8, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anne Ellis

      Anne Ellis

      Jan 8, 2020

      Very happy to support the cause for more representation of working class in the arts

      £30.00

    • Nathaniel Hall

      Nathaniel Hall

      Jan 8, 2020

      Hope you make your target!

    • Alexandra R

      Alexandra R

      Jan 7, 2020

      £10.00

    • James Graham

      James Graham

      Jan 7, 2020

      Amazing scheme, amazing festival, amazing company. Good luck to all involved x

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 7, 2020

      £100.00

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    Waterloo, London

    VAULT Festival is London's biggest and boldest arts and entertainment festival, which takes place from January to March in the London Waterloo area each year.

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