Following its triumphant return for the first time in three years having battled to survive through cancellations and postponements, VAULT Festival has been dealt the devastating blow of being told by its landlord, The Vaults, that it must find a new home for future festivals as the venue is instead looking at other more commercial projects. This decision leaves VAULT Festival without a home for 2024 and beyond and poses a significant threat to our survival and to the wider creative industry.
Thank you so much for your support to #SaveVAULT. Since we launched the campaign in February 2023, you have shown everyone a huge outpouring of love, and really demonstrated the power of the creative community and the collective voice. Thanks to you, we’re excited to be having conversations with some potential spaces. However, as it stands, VAULT Festival 2024 and beyond will not happen. We need money in order to survive the next 12 months and transition to a new home.
We’re not publicly funded, we rely on ticket sales, drink & food sales, sponsorships, memberships, merchandise and donations in order to sustain the organisation and support over 2000 artists and companies each year. The financial repercussions of having to find, secure and bring to life a new venue has come as we were trying to rebuild, post-pandemic. We’ve been kicked while we’re down and we’re now on the brink of extinction.
Can you help?
So far we’ve raised over £35,000, but we need to raise a further £100,000 and we need your help to do so. We’re a not-for-profit registered charity, so every pound or penny you give will be spent on delivering our mission of supporting thousands of artists to change the world, by keeping VAULT Festival alive.
Your donations will contribute to:
✹ Agent and legal fees for finding & securing a new home.
✹ Feasibility studies, costings & planning consultations for new home.
✹ Engaging creative freelancers to work with us to create architectural plans and artistic designs for our new home
✹ Initial construction costs in order to make our new home safe and habitable
✹ Contribution to our staff costs and our ongoing programmes of artist development and support, while we transition.
✹ £25 - a donation of £25 would provide a subsidised place on an artist development workshop with a trained facilitator
✹ £50 - a donation of £50 would provide low income artists with free performance space at The Glitch
✹£100 - a donation of £100 would provide a fee for an industry panelist so that emerging artists have access to robust career advice and networking opportunities
✹ £250 - a donation of £250 would provide a bursary for a young artist from a working class background to participate in you Young Company programme
✹ £1000 - a donation of £1000 would pay for creative facilitators for our New Writers Programme, which supports underrepresented writers to develop their playwriting skills in an accessible and inclusive way.
✹ £100,000 - if you’d like to swoop in and save the day, you could single handedly #SaveVAULT!
We’re a not-for-profit registered charity, so every pound raised will be spent on delivering our mission of keeping VAULT Festival alive.
With love and gratitude, The VAULT Festival team x
£1000 Donation - £1,000.00
£1000 would pay for facilitators for our New Writers Programme, which supports underrepresented writers to develop their playwriting skills
£250 Donation - £250.00
a donation of £250 would provide a bursary for a young artist from a working class background to participate in our Young Company programme
£100 Donation - £100.00
A donation of £100 would provide a fee for an industry panelist so that artists have access to career advice and networking opportunities
£50 Donation - £50.00
A donation of £50 would provide low income artists with free performance space at The Glitch
£25 Donation - £25.00
A donation of £25 would provide a subsidised place on an artist development workshop with a trained facilitator