FemFest Brighton 2024

We are FemFest, Brighton's only arts festival made by and for women, non-binary and trans people. We reject the standard model of fringe festivals which forces early-career artists to pay upfront costs and foot large marketing and print bills in order to get their work off the ground. We are passionate about championing the new, the weird, and the experimental artists of tomorrow.

Up until now, FemFest has survived purely through self-funding and voluntary hours put in by its core staff. We love running the festival but with its growth in the last couple of years, we need help from our community to ensure the festival can survive. In order to keep serving our community and showcasing new and exciting work we need some extra funds to help us along the way.

Your donations will allow us to:
  • keep running our free ticket fund, which offers spaces at events for people with economic barriers, and service users of our partner charities (Survivors' Network and LGBT Switchboard). We fundraise for the free ticket fund at our FemFestive event where all proceeds of the crafting, performance and r*ffle go towards the fund. We need a little extra cash to pay for the materials required to run the crafting table and to pay for our artist's travel (who perform for free at our festive fundraiser). (£75)
  • improve our streaming capabilities through better technical equipment so we can hold our events online and allow people with physical access needs to attend the festival from home or on a screen downstairs at our venue, The Actors. (£1000)
  • cover poster and brochure printing costs. This helps us spread the word about the festival. We also cover the bill for our artists and pay for their poster printing to make sure they aren't having to make any upfront costs. (£750)
  • cover basic overheads that keep the festival running (website renewal cost, QR code licence, zoom licence, teas and coffees for artists performing, travel costs for acts performing in our scratch and cabaret events). (£672.99)
Thank you so much for giving this a read, if you can't afford to donate right now then please consider sharing this fundraiser with any rich friends you might have.

Big love, The FemFest Team x

Donations (26)

  • Sarai Carson
    • £75 
    • 2 d
  • Sue Burch
    • £20 
    • 3 d
  • Beth Charley
    • £50 
    • 14 d
  • Justine Bourne
    • £20 
    • 1 mo
  • Eleanor Higgins
    • £25 
    • 2 mos


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