The fundraising is to support the Lacuna Festivals team, throughout the 2021 festivals, ensuring that they can continue to dedicate time and energy to the festivals over the next 12 months.
It will also help towards the delivery of future festivals as the Lacuna Festivals is unfunded and a Not-For-Profit organisation, all donations make a huge difference to the services we can offer.
Why do the Lacuna Festivals team run the festivals?
This has to be the question we get asked the most. It is not our job, we haven’t been asked to do it and we don’t get paid for it, so we understand why it may be difficult to understand our motivation. But really our motivation is simple and comes from our own experiences.
As Artists, Makers, Designers, Creative Practitioners & Educators we found that there are simply not enough spaces, opportunities, places, people or networks for Creatives to do their thing. You know to get together; network both professionally and socially with like-minded people; exhibit their artworks; share their ideas, experiences, knowledge, skills and understanding or even just validate their lifestyle/work/process/existence as a creative person.
This is particularly true if you live in a remote location, have unsupportive family/friends, don’t have easy access to funding and/or are also working a full time job at the same time. We run the festivals for you, the artists, because we are just like you. We don’t have enough money, enough time, enough space or enough resources. But…
What we do have is the drive and determination to find the things that we need to make creative spaces (temporary or permanent) happen. Yes, it is hard work and the week before the festivals we don’t sleep and we mainly survive on coffee and hugs from our friends. (We haven't even had hugs this year #covid19issues) But the thing is that doing this benefits everyone, you, us and everyone who sees the exhibitions or takes part in the events. It is super inspirational meeting all of you lovely Creatives and now running the festivals is one of our favourite things to do.
We hope you can hear and see how passionate we are about making this work and have our fingers crossed that you can support us to do it! Any donation big or small means the world to us.
How can I find out more about the festivals?
See our newly updated website for all of the latest news and updates as well as our festival archives from 2019 and 2020: Lacuna Festivals
- Natasha Papika
- Bernie Masterson
- Antje Papke
- Jennifer McCallion
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