Why are we crowdfunding?
Play Pieces Shorts has no funding. It grew out of an idea and just the desire to get it done. This year we have been offered the use of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery but this means we need to pay for staffing costs to manage the space as it will be staying open later than normal. We have no money for publicity and face stiff competition from the many other things on in the city that do. Now entering it's third year we have never had the chance to formally document all the work that goes on as part of Play Pieces Shorts, all the great talents involved, especially the students at the early stages of their careers. It would be great to get a camera person in to film both nights, to create DVDs for all the artists involved as they do this voluntarily. It would also be amazing to get a director in to work with them before the events to just network them with another professional, gain some insight into the professional theatre world and more experience in the hands of a director.
What we can do with your help
Play Pieces Shorts is completely unfunded. In the past it's been delivered in venues that haven't charged us and all publicity has been word of mouth and social media. Now we have the chance to use a really exciting venue and take the event to a higher level but we need some modest funding to do this.
- If we raise £250 we can use the venue
- If we raise £500 we can also get fancy marketing
- If we raise £800 we can get a director to work with the artists
- If we raise £1500 we can document the event with photographs and film.