If you love Spiderflower's work and want to support its growth -
here are ways you can.
Spiderflower has been a self-sustaining arts organisation to date and has not been in receipt of regular funding, yet its work has inspired, educated and supported individuals and organisations in the UK and overseas for over 20+ years.
Being self-sufficient as an arts organisation is a rare thing, particularly if the work is still running after two decades. Until 2020, Spiderflower has generated the majority of its income from tickets and participatory activities, providing bursary places where possible.
COVID-19 and the closure of the arts world in March 2020 has been catalytic.
It has been at once threatening, but also created immense opportunity.
The pandemic catalysed intense assessment as it arrived in conjunction with Spiderflower's 20th YEAR. This period has seen Spiderflower restructure, where focus needs to fall upon performance as a priority in order to make the work much more visible, rather than tuition - so for the future - the support of community and funders is needed to chart new ground.
Over the pandemic Spiderflower was not in receipt of any government assistance, but has continued to create relevant and meaningful work through the support of its own community, the Theatre Arts Fund, Creative Cornwall Calling, Cornwall Council and The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust.
Over 2021, Spiderflower ran 2 successful CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS, and with your support the following projects continue to flower:
A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE: A filmic study on the nature of grief is in the making as a solo work. It has completed a year's cycle of R+D, and is ready to move into production.
A PECULIAR SHADE OF BLUE - BOOK OF POEMS: Poetics to accompany the films are now in final edit and seek a publisher.
A CENTRE OF EARTH-ENGAGED PERFORMANCE RESEARCH: Is ready to lay foundation as an on-line, educational resource for Spiderflower's findings.