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PAY IT FORWARD

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PAY WHAT YOU CAN TICKETS

Spiderflower has worked with the GIFT ECONOMY for many years.  It is something very close to my heart and carries the essential intent to open this work in the spirit where all those who want to engage, can engage.

From experience, I can say when the GIFT ECONOMY works, it works beautifully.  But there are also pitfalls, and it isn't easy as an organisation to hold this space.  It is actually a complex and involved social model to aspire to work and live by - go to SACRED ECONOMICS by Charles Eisenstein to understand more.

 

The most important understanding to build a flourishing gift economy on is the simple principle that each of us gives to the very best of our ability.  But also do so within our means.

 

The practice, and it is a practice, takes individuals and organisations through quite a journey where our relationship with money becomes transparent and gets thoroughly overhauled.  This can be an incredibly powerful process, and is extremely healthy to work with.  There is a lot to it!

2 TICKET OPTIONS TO SUPPORT A GIFT ECONOMY:

PAY IT FORWARD (PIF)

  • These are tickets where those, who have the means, can gift someone else, (known to them or a complete stranger), who otherwise could not afford to attend an event.

  • It is a beautiful gesture, and not only supports others, but supports Spiderflower too as it means a full ticket price is covered.

BUYING A PIF TICKET

  • A PIF ticket when purchased is allocated to a specific event.

  • Spiderflower will keep a PIF funder informed and let them know when and if their donation has been used.

  • If a PIF ticket is not used for a specified event, the funder has the option to claim a refund, or roll it over to a future event.

APPLYING FOR A PIF TICKET

  • People can apply for a PIF ticket by emailing contact(at)spiderflower.org in the first instance.

  • Full PIF tickets are allocated to audience members or participants on a first come first served basis.  

  • PIF tickets are not available on the door, and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of doors opening for the event.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN (PWYC)

  • This is a flexible ticket.

  • When audience members can't meet the standard ticket price, this option asks them to pay the best they can afford.  

  • People often pay more than the standard ticket price with this option too.  

  • It's about working with a gift economy and trusting each of us to give the best we can within our means.

BUYING A PWYC TICKET

  • PWYC tickets are allocated to specific events and often limited by number.

  • Depending on the event overheads it's not always possible to offer this option.  

  • When PWYC tickets are available, audience members or participants may simply go ahead and book under this option.

  • They are sold on a first come first served basis. 

  • The refund policy applicable to that specific event will also apply to a PWYC ticket.

MEETING THE IN THE MIDDLE

  • Spiderflower is not in receipt of any major or ongoing funding and has been self sufficient as an arts organisation since 1999, which is a massive achievement. We know a thing or too about how to keep an organisation healthy, sustainable and evolutionary.

  • Being independent has incredible advantages, but due to the same independence, it can get hard this side too.

  • Inside this scenario, there are not any real means to provide concessions straight off.

  • Spiderflower's ability to provide a concession needs to be funded somehow, and this is where PIF tickets and PWYC tickets can marry and provide a win-win solution for everyone concerned.

  • It's possible to meet in the middle, where a PIF ticket offsets a PWYC.  This ensures the standard ticket price is always covered for Spiderflower.

  • PIF funders may find their donation actually goes to help multiple people rather than just one in this way.

  • At the same time, Spiderflower can then realistically support more PWYC tickets too.

Go to PAYMENT for available PWYC and PIF tickets.

Go to BOOKING INFO for Spiderflower's Booking Policies.

Any questions - please EMAIL  Spiderflower.

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