Connect: live performance to bring us together

Fuel needs your support for its programme of performance and engagement, producing and amplifying inspiring stories by under-represented performance makers for under-served audiences and participants across the UK.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1149680)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)


United Kingdom


Because of Covid-19 Fuel’s live programme was cancelled, causing a loss of £1.042m in 2020 (73% reduction from 2019). We need your support more than ever, as we seek to: Bring disconnected people together, especially in under-served rural and urban communities in the UK Support freelance performance makers in need of work, especially those from under-represented demographics Produce a programme which is representative of the UK’s rich diversity and inclusive of currently excluded demographics


Support will enable Fuel to: - Produce live experiences that share new stories, for the benefit of audiences and participants in under-served areas, offering 10% of tickets for free to those in need - In doing so, engage freelance artists and offstage workers, disproportionately affected by Covid-19 - Extend our reach through a hybrid programme of in person and remote/digital performance and engagement

  • I have worked with Fuel for almost a decade, and their commitment to diversity isn’t just reflected in those they work with, but in the attitude toward the creation of work, to make sure inclusion is authentic and vital.

    — Inua Ellams