If you want to play a part in shaping our ambitious projects, please consider supporting us. If you are a UK taxpayer please consider donating using Gift Aid. This does not cost you anything extra but adds approximately 25% to the value of your donation.
As an artist led company we rely on funding from a variety of sources to be able to carry out our work. As a National Portfolio Organisation, we receive support from the Arts Council each year but around 60% of our annual funding comes from other sources, including people like you.
I learnt something about myself from that evening that I would not otherwise have learnt.
Test audience member, Operation Black Antler
We will use your money in the following ways:
- To fund groundbreaking new projects such as Operation Black Antler, a location-specific interactive production we are developing with Hydrocracker. Operation Black Antler invites each member of the public to take on the identity of an undercover police officer and prepare to penetrate a gig held in aid of a far-right splinter group. The premiere is planned for May 2016.
- To help sustain our volunteering programme. Blast Theory volunteers get a valuable opportunity to kickstart their career in the arts and work in a wide range of areas from production and touring to creative development and marketing. We pay volunteers a daily stipend of £20 towards expenses.
- To help us to continue running our residency programme at our studio, inviting artists from around the world to come and develop their work.
My time at Blast Theory was a brilliant education, and after being given a huge range of real responsibility and respect, I felt truly valued as a volunteer.
No matter how modest it may seem, we are extremely grateful for your support. If you can give a recurring amount, that is even more precious to us. Every contribution we receive is a cause for celebration – recurring ones may trigger euphoria.
Become a Patron
If you want something special, we offer the opportunity to become a Blast Theory patron. We build an individual relationship with all our patrons and offer bespoke benefits in return. If you are interested in becoming a patron, please contact Business Director Kirsty Jennings for an initial chat.
Other ways to support us
There are other ways to support Blast Theory:
- Sign up to our mailing list or join Our Friends Electric for free to get access to exclusive content and offers.
- Join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so we can tell you what we’re up to.
- Join Blast Theory Beta and we will invite you to take part in testing and feedback at different stages of new projects.
If you are a UK tax payer and would like Blast Theory to benefit from Gift Aid, please select the payment option with Gift Aid when you donate online. Gift Aid allows us to reclaim from HMRC 25p for every £1 donated at no additional cost to you.