Crowdfunding campaign for our June exhibition
*Update, 25 April 2016: We have raised £5,770 from 111 supporters for our upcoming exhibition. You can read about our successful crowdfunding campaign, which featured in the Museums Association Journal. We are continuing to raise funds towards our stretch target of £10,000 to deliver an exciting events programme in conjunction with the exhibition.*
We have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder UK to raise £5,000 to deliver a groundbreaking exhibition in June focusing on the complexity and human stories behind the current refugee ‘crisis’. You can read more about the exhibition on our blog.
As part of the exhibition, we hope to feature a powerful installation of 150 life jackets collected by Sarah Savage, an aid worker in Kos. Many of the life jackets are fake, filled with tissues and newspapers. Each of these lifejackets will be embedded with a name and a story of a migrant who arrived in Europe by boat, including those who made the onward journey to Calais.
We have received partial funding from Arts Council England and private donors, but this £5,000 is vital for us to bring these life jackets to London, enable Sarah to tell the stories behind them, and stage the overall exhibition.
Please support our campaign by making a donation on our crowdfunding campaign page.
We look forward to sharing updates on the exhibition with you.