Plymouth Art Weekender Crowdfunder

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Lovers of art, community, and Plymouth we need YOUR help. Our crowdfunder to support Plymouth Art Weekender is now live.

Get yourself some tasty rewards from as little as £2.

We've got amazing limited edition prints from South West artists ready to be sent to you, so get in there quick!

This year Plymouth Art Weekender will take place on the 27/28/29th September 2019

Plymouth Art Weekender (PAW) is an artist-led DIY arts festival that takes over the whole city every September. Plymouth Art Weekender's exhibitions and events showcase a huge range and variety of artworks made by the creative community of Plymouth and the wider South West. PAW creates an important platform for the work of artists at all stages of their career to be promoted and supported as part of the same event - from school children & residents, to local art students, recent graduates and professional artists working in region, all the way up to big name art superstars! We do this to make sure that communities across Plymouth can come together to enjoy art, take part in activities and have new exciting, creative experiences.

What Your Money Will Help Us Do?

The money that your give will help us unlock extra funds from Arts Council England and Plymouth City Council, meaning we can deliver:

  • A paid team of professionals to help our voluntary body in the coordination, production and marketing of the festival. This includes a public engagement role, meaning that communities from all over Plymouth will get better access to all of the events happening over the three days, as well as working with school groups around the city. 
  • Two £3k commissions for Southwest artists to produce works for the Weekender, supported by project partners Nudge Community Builders and Theatre Royal Plymouth. 
  • Two £500 SOUP seed funds, for artists needing help to get their ideas off the ground for PAW. 
  • Produce a fabulous print publication, listing all of the events across the three days with a map of event locations, and helpful information for audiences. 
  • Support for our online presence, meaning we can share and promote the work of all our artists, as well as our partners. 

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