We appreciate these are difficult times for many. We’ve spent 2020 organising and promoting a festival that was first taking place in June, then November and now not until 2021. That leaves 2020 generating no income for us. As a small business with no premises and no full time staff, this leaves us in a difficult situation
Most annoyingly, 2020 was set to be our greatest ever year. With near to £250,000 of support in our grasp – 90% of which would go back out to musicians, creatives, freelances, small & local businesses – we now need to ensure we survive 2020 in order to be able to start again with our ambitious two year plan. If we can make it to 2021, that gurantees two more Long Division Festivals and masses of community focussed work, including our education programme, mentor programmes, a City PA, eight job roles for freelancers and so much more.
So we are asking for your help. But we can offer plenty in return! We wholeheartedly accept lots of organisations and people need your help. But, if you have the means, there are four ways you can support us:
- Crowdfunder. We have July to raise the £6000 we need to stay afloat, but we’ve created some great rewards we think you’ll love. Every pledger automatically gets added to a prize draw to win access to Long Division Festivals and Events for life.
- Buy one of our compilations. These vary from Pay What You Feel records to our most recent vinyl compilation for £15. The older records have some great tracks, including some from headliners. 155 tracks available as Pay What You Feel – great value and plenty to explore!
- Buy your June 2021 ticket. We know it’s human nature to wait until the last minute, but if you buy in advance, it really helps secure our future and build confidence in the event.
- Become a Patron. This varies from £2 – £8 a month and is a great way to offer consistent support. Plus, it comes with lots of perks.
Thank you so much for reading and take care of yourselves.
Team Long Division