Collective Encounters believes in a universal entitlement to the arts for all people of all ages and from all ethnic, religious, political, social and economic backgrounds. Collective Encounters believes participation, for all, is only possible if the creative experience is free at the point of use. We do not charge any individual to take part, whether they be attending a youth theatre session, participating in a reminiscence workshop in a care home or watching a full-scale, professionally produced opera.
We also believe artists have a right to earn a living as much as bus drivers, doctors and school teachers and therefore we look to public, private and voluntary sector organisations, agencies and individuals to support the work we do.
Collective Encounters is a registered charity with an average turnover of £200, 000 per year. Just over a quarter comes from Arts Council England. Unlike some charities we have a management policy which does not allow us to run up a large surplus year-on-year meaning we have to continuously fundraise to ensure we can honour our commitment to free art for all.
What Your Donation Pays For?
Donors can specify which element/s of Collective Encounters programme they wish to support.
For young people
A donation of £175 pays for all day outreach workshop reaching 30 young people.
A donation of £250 pays for costs of taking 25 young people to the theatre.
A donation of £1000 pays for the production costs of one youth theatre production.
For older people
A donation of £175 pays for a day long outreach workshops in a day care setting for up to 20 people with dementia.
A donation of £500 pays for a week long residency in a care home allowing 20 people with dementia to take part in meaningful, creative activities.
A donation of £1,100 pays for a month artists’ residency in a care home working with residents with dementia.
A donation of £10,000 pays for a year long artists’ residency in a care home or day care settings working with residents with dementia.
For people with experience of homelessness
A donation £175 pays for a day long outreach workshop in hostel or temporary accommodation.
A donation of £2000 pays for the production costs of one theatre production.