So after twelve years of joy, stress, inspiration and a large helping of “WTF?”, The Art House finds itself at a crossroads. For 10 years, 85% café income and our planned-for 15% income from donations worked. Last year, things looked different. Despite the generosity of many of you, last year’s fundraising fell £10k short of target. Alongside this, the upsurge in cafes in our area and the increased availability of vegan food meant our café did not do as well as it needed to.
This brings us to our current hard choice. Do we call it a day or do we make *one last big push* for donations along with a restructuring of the business, with less emphasis on being a place to have lunch and more focus on what we’re all about – the art, the creative writing, theatre and community, campaign groups and music.
The bottom line is, we need to raise £25.000 by the end of February 2020. If you’d like to see us carry on, please chip in. £2 is great. £20 is amazing. £200 and we’re full-steam ahead.
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We hope to see you at the other end.
Love from the Directors, Jani, Devin, Ziggy and Bik x