We’re delighted to have launched You Make Exeter Phoenix – a fundraising appeal to raise £60,000 for major refurbishments to this beautiful building!
This summer, Arts Council England announced that Exeter Phoenix has been awarded £187,000 to improve our gallery spaces and visitor facilities. That leaves us with £60,000 to raise from the local community and so we’re launching the You Make Exeter Phoenix fundraising appeal.
We’re inviting each and every one of you to take part in an interactive installation, celebrating how visitors bring the venue to life. With over 80% of our core funding coming directly from cinema-goers, art students, concert attenders and Café Bar customers, this installation will show how our visitors make Exeter Phoenix happen. Open throughout autumn, visitors are encouraged to donate to help the mural take shape.
Funds raised in the campaign will contribute towards the project to reconfigure the front interior section of the building, improve the welcome area for visitors, by utilising new facilities and technologies to bring exciting and ambitious changes to Exeter Phoenix’s free-access gallery spaces, replace ageing auditorium seating and provide essential upgrades to facilities to improve the visitor experience.
Fundraising Coordinator Laura Cameron-Long said, ‘We’re delighted with the grant from Arts Council England as we know the changes are going to make a huge difference to our visitors and will have a big impact on the arts in Devon. However, we need a fair bit of support from our community as we still have a way to go with the fundraising over the next few months…but it’s a very exciting time!’