Audio – James Irvine, Birnam Arts general manager explains what the Crowdfunder involves and why this year its so important.
As so many venues around the country, the past months have been an impossibility for typical day to day activity and the future remains uncertain as COVID spikes throughout the UK.
Highland Perthshires own Birnam Arts is cheering on the community spirit to help keep its doors open while they’re forced to remain shut.
James Irvine, the general manager at Birnam Arts, says: “We’re hoping to raise at least £20,000, which in the context of how much we need to survive from now until the end of the new year is a small percentage of what we need.
“But we’re hopeful that we’ll get a good deal of the rest from various funds we’ve just to potentially make sure we can survive.”
With prizes, a short film celebrating the work of Birnam arts thinking of its future, while also looking to the people of Highland Perthshire to get themselves involved in their selfie video explaining just what the arts centre means to you, are all in store for the coming weeks of campaigning.
Limited edition memberships, Birnam Arts bundles and more are all up for grabs as part of the prizes competition.
James Irvine emphasised: “It’s all about trying our best to secure our future over the coming winter months and allow Birnam Arts to come back stronger when the virus is over.
“Help us spread the word, and help us keep the doors open. Thank you and all the best!”
Access to the fundraiser can be found by following the link to their Crowdfunder page: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/SaveBirnamArts