Video for crowdfunding DUSK

Video

We got a more comprehensive video about our plans for DUSK and the crowdfund,

New Reward on our Crowdfund – a weekend in Scotland!

Our Inverness organisers Sherry and Phil are offering to host one person (or a couple) for a weekend in their gorgeous farmhouse outside Inverness. (Their bit is to the right of the archway in the pictures.)

This amazing offer covers two nights, Friday/Saturday (dates to be agreed), bed, breakfast (Shared bathroom and lounge) and pick up/drop back to train station or airport in Inverness (if needed). Writers particularly welcome! £150. Support our crowd fund for DUSK, Solstice Shorts 2017, and get great gulps of fresh air at the same time!

Solstice Shorts Dusk: Crowd Fund reward 2: Original Art

We try to make our Crowd fund rewards varied and desirable, (as desirable as the projects we are trying to fund!) and we are helped in that by the generosity of our authors and artists.

Here’s a spectacular reward:

An original oil painting from cover artist Kevin Threlfall. About 30cm square (12″ for those of my vintage) Mist Descending, is painted on canvas board and unframed to make posting it affordable.(Someone has pledged for this one, but the prints are still available, see below!)

Kevin did the covers for Weird Lies, Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed and With Paper for Feet.

A versatile artist happy in many media, and also a generous one. If you can’t stretch to original art we have prints available too. Find these and other epic rewards on our Crowd fund

And… we are crowdfunding! taking Solstice Shorts Festival across the UK

Help us reach our funding target of £2000, (to match fund Arts Council application) to take Solstice Shorts live and online for Dusk on 21st December 2017. Live Stories, Poems and Songs from (at least) Inverness to (at least) Bath, and a live link-up.

Another of those almost-crazy ideas. A miniature 45 minute festival in as many places as possible starting in the north-east (where Dusk starts first) and finishing in the south-west (where it ends last.)

You can browse the rewards and the plans on Kickstarter. We have some really special offers this year, and our authors have really got involved, offering experiences and hand-made items and sage advice!

We’re Crowdfunding!

Help us raise our Arts Council match funding, to finish what we’ve started with Solstice Shorts and our first two books of this batch. We are out on Tour, doing two more books, and hosting the Story Sessions. If those are things you want to support, we’d LOVE you to help! Go to KICKSTARTER and explore what’s on offer

Nearly there on Outcome crowdfund on Kickstarter

Thanks to our backers so far

Alicia, Bea, Cathy, Chantelle, Chris, Dan, Darren, Edward, Elaine, Ewan, Gaynor, Harrie, Isaac, Jonathan, Kevin, Laura, Malcolm, both Marks, Mike, Neil, Nick, Oliver, Patrick, all three Pauls, all three Peters, Randon, both Richards, Sian, Thomas, Tim and Tony, all of whom are incredibly special and dear to our hearts.

THANKYOU

We have raised an amazing £3,179 which means we are just £161 off our stretch target which will fund the cost of printing and mounting the exhibition photographs, and we have about 28 hours to go before our campaign ends – Can we do it?

PLEASE spread the word – tweet, Facebook, or whatever you use, email your mates, phone your mum, TELL strangers face to face!

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New rewards added for Outcome Crowd Fund

Tom and I have been discussing how come we’ve had only quite big offers of support for the Kickstarter campaign for Outcome (NOT that we are complaining!)

Anyway we decided to add a couple of extra small rewards, available for £5 because even a small amount can make a difference, and we want to encourage people who think crowd funding is only for people with lots of cash – quite the opposite! Even a single £1 can help. You have until next Thursday lunchtime to grab a reward and help us towards the launch exhibition.

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Those of you who are regular Arachne Supporters are used to our badge making skills. You can just about see that these are rainbow text, and on my laptop at any rate this is about life-sized – 25mm.

The ‘I’m in Outcome’ one is obviously only available to the lovely people whose pictures we have been taking, but ANYONE can back us and have one of the other design.

I also thought you might like to see what a fulsome ‘thank you’ looks like – although backers who opt for  just a ‘thank you’ will get theirs signed and uniquely addressed.

THANKYOU

How can you resist?

Stretching the #Outcome Crowd Fund target

6 days to go and already we’ve reached our crowd fund target. Tom (our photographer) and I have had a conversation about what we can reasonably stretch to.

SO feeling rather cheeky, but we’ve costed out printing up and mounting A1 copies of 80  for the launch exhibition, many of which would be reused in the touring exhibition.

Shockingly wide variation depending on how we approach it, but we are confident we can do it to the quality we need for £840.

Rather than just sit back we would like go all out to see if we can reach this additional target in the next 6 days!

If you would like to help us reach this further target the crowdfund is here.

Lots of treats available.

Exhibiting Outcome at Student Pride (A2)
Exhibiting Outcome at Student Pride (A2)

#Outcome FUNDED full £2500! & several CF days still to go

We’ve hit our Crowd Fund target!

In fact we are slightly over. And we are getting lots of responses to our call out for more women, so looks like we’ll hit that target too. We are on a roll. Watch this space for more news as we gear up for publication, and well… stuff… a bit overwhelmed with excitement just now.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED.

You can still contribute for the next few days on kickstarter

 

Outcome Crowd fund rewards

LGBT history month is almost over, The Outcome exhibition(s) in Lewisham are coming to an end, and we are nearing the half-way mark in terms of time for our Crowd fund to raise printing costs for our Outcome project, with 18 days left and  69% of the target funding raised.

With nice symmetry we have had 18 backers so far, all wonderful generous people! (Thank you, Laura, Sian, Bea, Nick, Isaac, Alicia,  Richard, Jonathan, Mike, Tim, both Marks, all the Peters, and all the Pauls.)

So to help you join this select band of special people, I thought I’d mention what brilliant rewards we have for backers.

We need to raise a further £756 to hit our target – if we don’t get all the money, we get none of it.

so that’s 756 people pledging £1 for a thank you message from us 

Solstice shortsFRONT cover draft copyor 76 people pledging £10 for a copy of one of Arachne Press’ short story anthologies Weird LiesLondon LiesLovers’ Lies or Solstice Shorts

lies special offer

 

 

 

CPotts_MosaicofAir frontor 51 people pledging £15 for a signed copy of Cherry Potts’  collection of short lesbian stories Mosaic of Air

 

 

 

The Dowry Blade FRONT Cover final

or 31 people pledging £25 for a signed copy of Cherry Potts’ lesbian epic fantasy, The Dowry Blade.

 

 

 

9781909208261 or 27 people pledging £28 for a copy of the Outcome book.160 pages, 80 beautiful images of wonderful LGBT people, some you may have heard of, some will be new to you.

 

 

 

Peter Tatchellor 26 people pledging £30 for a SIGNED A4 print of our lovely Peter Tatchell portrait

 

 

 

9781909208261 or 22 people pledging £35 for  A SIGNED copy of the Outcome book. 160 pages, 80 beautiful images of wonderful LGBT people, some you may have heard of, some will be new to you. We will get as many of the portrait subjects as we can to sign their picture (probably at the launch!) plus of course, the photographer, Tom Dingley, and then send it to you with our love and appreciation.

 

or 8 people pledging £100 for:

Invitation to the Launch Party. We will be holding a launch party in London as close to the 11th October (Coming Out Day) as we can get, which will double as the private view for the launch exhibition. Join us so that we can thank you personally. (travel to the launch at your own expense!) ) ONLY 3 of these left!!
or
A copy of Outcome plus Your Name in a list of thank-yous in the book when published.

tom dingleyor 6 people pledging £150 for a 1 hour photo shoot with Tom Dingley at a suitable venue in London. includes editing of resulting pictures and delivery of 6 photographs as digital files.

So how many people do YOU know? pass on the message, help us fund this gorgeous and exciting project!