We’re out to revolutionise arts funding, by taking the money lost to the ticketing industry through booking fees, and channelling it back into the arts via the Ignite Fund. 30% of our profits from booking fees go into the Fund.
We awarded two grants of £1000 on March 1st 2019.
For Gasp-C the funding will facilitate their spring tour of Lucky Ping-Pong Dragon Karaoke, a live art performance created by four pan-Chinese artists. This will mark their first complete tour as a collective. Receiving the funding means they can allocate more resources in developing new audiences in different regions, and invite more people engage in conversations around East Asian identity.
For Zoo Co the funding will support a 15 date UK tour of Sirens in July 2019. The piece explores how gender stereotypes have changed over a millennium. Working with a d/Deaf and hearing cast, the piece is bilingual (BSL and Spoken English), and is creatively captioned throughout using intricate projection mapping. The funding specifically pays for the redevelopment of the script, bringing on board award-winning writer and dramaturg Alex Howarth as a new creative collaborator.
We will be opening our next funding round in late 2019
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