Our Big Gig returns!
Our Big Gig, England’s largest community music festival is to return in 2015 from 10th to 12th July.
The major change for 2015 is that all events requiring funding will be supported to crowdfund for their events on Spacehive.com, with match-funding available from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Since 2013, over 380,000 people have attended 520 Our Big Gig events which have seen a wide variety of musical activities take place in a range of unusual spaces. From schools to skate parks, beaches to boats, some 8,000 volunteers have organised events for their community across the country.
For 2015, all types of community organisations are being urged to apply to put on an event in their local area and bring together diverse groups of people through music. Be it a sports club, faith group or another, all events that meet the basic criteria will receive a funding contribution towards their crowd funding campaign and training in crowd funding and event management.
Katharine Lane, Director at Superact said:
“This year Superact is offering communities the chance to learn more about crowd funding to help make community events like this more sustainable. Support will still be provided by Superact’s network of Regional Managers, as well as funding, marketing materials and training for those involved.
Our Big Gig is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to put on a musical event in their community and reach out to people that they may not yet know.
We hope that lots of new communities get involved and register their projects with Our Big Gig by the 26th April 2015.”
Chris Gourlay, Chief Executive of Spacehive, said:
“We’re delighted to be helping thousands of people across the UK crowdfund local gigs this year. Crowdfunding on Spacehive isn’t just about raising money, it’s about bringing the community together, which is what Our Big Gig is all about.”
Visit www.ourbiggig.co.uk for more information