Help keep Peckham Festival alive and FREE!

30th May 2018 Community

Created in 2016, Peckham Festival is a hyper-local event with a single aim of celebrating creative and cultural Peckham: from promoting artists, makers, creators, and community groups to helping to expand the public’s awareness of and access to culture in all its forms: from workshops, art, music, written & spoken word, performance, health and wellbeing via the numerous community groups active in the area.

We’ve helped bring cultural activity to underused public and private spaces from Railway arches to bars, whilst giving creative spaces and people the chance to showcase their work to a larger, more local audience.

In 2017 the festival attracted well over 15,000 people and supported 183 events across 65 venues; involving 38 restaurants or bars, 9 galleries, promoting 171 individual artists, 12 creative businesses across 12 artist studio complexes, and showcased 17 local musical acts and 15 non-profit community groups – all ably assisted by 68 volunteers made up of local members of the community. In the last 5 months we have taken the bold step to become a Community Interest Company (CIC) to give us independence and enable us to continue to be 100% not for profit.

As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver Peckham Festival as a free at point of entry event, providing no barriers to entry, to our community, we have launched a crowdfunder campaign – and we would love it if you would support it!

We are excited to launch but we have not taken this decision lightly as we always wanted the festival to be funded and supported by the larger commercial businesses in the area, but sadly we have been unsuccessful in winning their financial support and we have not reached the desired target required to sustain the level of activity achieved last year we are now looking to the people of Peckham to make it happen! 

Join the crowdfunding campaign!

If you love what we do, we would love your support to raise additional funds – and in return we will give you exclusive rewards from tees to totes and babygrows to show your allegiance to the cause!

If we managed to raise £20,000, this would cover the cost of the following:

•    A Production Manager to oversee the festival, and observe all elements that make the festival safe
•    A Volunteer Manager to recruit train and manage the 80+ volunteers over the festival
•    Printing of the brochure: 10,000 copies
•    Signage and wayfinding
•    Public Insurance
•    St John Ambulance
•    Security

Raising an additional £10k (£30,000 in total) would mean we could also afford: 
•    Free workshops and activities
•    A Main Music Stage at Copeland Park & all necessary stage requirements: Sound, Lighting, Backline

A further £10k (£40,000 in total) would mean the below would also happen:
•    A Public Carnival
•    We can start to pay artists’ performance fees
•    Create paid commissions for artists and groups to apply for

As this compelling place we all call home continues to evolve, Peckham Festival is a rare opportunity to celebrate the area and what it has become and, more importantly, where it’s going.

Join us at the third annual festival will take place between 14-16 September 2018 –  but we need your help to make this year’s event possible.

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