In a short 8 months, we have launched a new organization with a steering group , professional directory , fortnightly newsletter , and a series of town halls , workshops, and eight new commissioned films from our membership. Thousands of people have engaged with us from around the UK and our impact has been felt internationally. We have started to change hearts and minds, reminding the UK live and recording arts industries that we here. And our members have had new opportunities because we have been able to make connections in a way that has never been possible before.
The small grants we have been already been awarded from the Film & TV Fund and Arts Council England have been very welcome, but they only go so far.
We need to do more and be able to provide more exciting programming in the future.
This is why we are launching a GoFundMe campaign to raise £20,000.
Raising these funds will allow MENA Arts UK to continue the exciting and crucial journey we have embarked on. It will allow us to provide our membership with more events, to commission more exciting work from our MENA+ communities, and provide us with support in the day to day costs of running an arts organisation like ours.
We would not be able to do any of this work were it not for you. No amount is too small and sharing with your networks helps!
We thank you for your support.