Tinderbox Solo Art has been set up to provide a little support to the freelance artists of Northern Ireland, most of whom have found themselves suddenly without work and without a basic income. The project gives a small fee of £100 to each artist to create a small piece of their choice, a simple drawing, a song, a poem, video performances, choreography… whatever they are inspired to create on any subject! They are gathering and showcasing the stunning pieces online and hope they will in turn help inspire others and lift spirits.
They initially started with a small fund of £3,000 that has since been increased by generous public contributions to their fundraiser of £2,000, and by incredible match funding by BBC Arts of £5,000, meaning the total fund will allow them to support a total of 100 freelance artists!
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