Manchester International Arts

Mintfest - International Festival of Street Arts

Mintfest is an international festival of outdoor arts that takes place annually in the market town of Kendal, Cumbria. It brings the town alive with shows that are mostly free and take place in public spaces. However - because of a gap in funding we need your help to ensure it can happen in 2014.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1015459)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£21,184

Donations

25

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

  • "I don't ever want to leave!"

    — Mintfest audience member 2010

  • Mintfest is a reminder of the power of streets arts to bring a community together and also attract audiences from outside the area.

    — Lyn Gardner, Theatre Critic, The Guardian

  • "It's taking art to parts of the country which may otherwise not see regular events. Great art for everyone."

    — Anil Ruai, Chair, Arts Council Northwest

  • "I don't ever want to leave!"

    — Mintfest audience member 2010

  • Mintfest is a reminder of the power of streets arts to bring a community together and also attract audiences from outside the area.

    — Lyn Gardner, Theatre Critic, The Guardian

  • "It's taking art to parts of the country which may otherwise not see regular events. Great art for everyone."

    — Anil Ruai, Chair, Arts Council Northwest

Situation

Mintfest has been running for 7 years & has built up a huge reputation with local audiences and on the international street arts scene. Due to public sector cuts, and the demise of the Northwest Development Agency (a major funder), the budget for Mintfest is always under pressure. We want to provide audiences with the level of quality and range of performances that they now expect in order to continue to deliver greater social/economic benefit

Solution

After previous successful challenges, this campaign is to help plug some of the gap in the Mintfest 2014 budgets to ensure it can offer the high quality experience that audiences now expect, to protect it for future years and to maximise the social and economic impacts it can achieve. It will also help develop relationships with new and existing donors to help make the festival sustainable for future years. We aim to raise a total of £40,000 through on-going fundraising activities