“It's so much more exciting than being a passive part of the audience. As well as being entertaining it made you question the role of surveillance in a democratic society, both the pros and cons of it, in a subtle way.”
– Audience member, Operation Black Antler
“During my time at Blast Theory, I was given numerous opportunities to work on projects, take on many responsibilities and gain new skills. My confidence has grown tremendously and I truly believe that my time there has helped set me up for a career in the future.”
- Mairead Garland, Blast Theory volunteer
“Throughout the project I learnt so much from technical camera work, to creative writing skills, to performance and public speaking. My favourite part of the project was the unity of the group, it gave us time to come together and make something wonderful.”
– Tasha Williams (18), participant in A Place Free Of Judgement
“Door into the Dark (...) would not have become what it is now had Blast Theory not offered us their firm critique and generous support at its birth.”
– Amy Rose and May Abdalla (Anagram), former Blast Theory residents
"I was absolutely fascinated with this app, I even logged onto it on Christmas day to find out if Karen was still angry at me for snooping in her drawers. I found it so interesting that an app on a smartphone – something we are so used to knowing is fake/revolves around a bunch of codes, could affect daily life in such a real way. I’d love to see more work like this. Bravo Blast Theory, at it again changing mind frames."
- Audience member, Karen

Please consider supporting Blast Theory’s work.

Become one of Our Friends Electric (the name we lovingly bestow upon our virtual friends and donors) to fund the creation of new work and the development of our work with artists and young people. And of course you’ll get a little bit closer to Blast Theory at the same time.

As a small group of artists – and a charity – your support is crucial to us. Your help will enable us to create groundbreaking work. Now, more than ever, we are driven to explore new ideas about society in dialogue with communities around the world. Your gift will:

  • fund vital research and development time for Matt, Ju and Nick to create new work to push the boundaries of interactive art
  • open up career development opportunities to a more diverse group of young people by allowing us to offer paid internships for the first time
  • fund mentoring time for our residency programme and emerging artists
  • support the running costs of the artist-led organisation to enable continued work in times of financial pressures

For a limited time only, Arts Council England will generously match your donation pound for pound so there has never been a better time to support Blast Theory.

Your support means the world to us. Join Our Friends Electric as a Fan, Supporter or Patron, and we will give you exclusive access, endless praise and other great perks in return. Scroll down for more details.
Blast Theory is a registered charity (1053343).

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Glimpse behind the scenes in exclusive videos and blog posts, meet the artists online, get a personalised figurine, special invitations and more

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To thank you for joining as a Fan, you will receive…

  • Your personal figurine inspired by our Day Of The Figurines project, in a Blast Theory presentation box
  • An invitation to an annual online event held exclusively for donors, to meet artists Matt, Ju and Nick
  • Regular emails with exclusive behind the scenes videos and blogs
  • Invitations to Blast Theory previews
  • We will proudly display your name on our website (unless you don’t want us to)
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Everything you get as a Fan, plus get an organic cotton t-shirt designed by the artists, a one-to-one video call with an artist to discuss new projects and ask questions, your name in the credits of our next film and more

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To thank you for joining us as a Supporter, you will receive everything you get as a Fan, plus…

  • Style it out in your own organic cotton Blast Theory t-shirt, designed by the artists
  • You’ll be the first to hear about new projects and any exciting R&D we’re involved in
  • An annual invitation to have a one-to-one video call with Matt, Ju or Nick where you can discuss upcoming projects and more
  • An annual update showing the impact of your donation
  • Your name in the credits of our next film
Patron

Everything you get as a Fan, plus an 8×10 photograph selected and signed by the artists, an annual face to face meeting with Matt, Ju and Nick, invitations to attend rehearsals and workshops. A member of the team will be in touch to discuss your preferences for personal engagement, insight and crediting.

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To thank you for joining us as a Patron, you will receive everything you get as a Fan, plus…

  • A beautiful 8 x 10 print of a Blast Theory photograph chosen and signed by the artists
  • A personalised annual update showing the impact of your donation
  • An annual invitation to come to our studios in Brighton to meet with Matt, Ju and Nick, or meet with the artists in London or your hometown next time we’re visiting
  • You’ll be the first to hear about new projects and any exciting R&D we’re involved in
  • Invitations to view and test works in progress; to attend a workshop or a rehearsal; and other opportunities to get an insight into our work, depending on your personal interests
  • A member of the Blast Theory team will be in touch with you to discuss your personal interests, what you’d like to get involved in, and how you’d like to be credited
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