EGO needs to raise £1.1 Million.
No-one has been interested in our building for years, but we’ve always loved it. We have spent over £200,000 along with blood, sweat and tears to create a safe and friendly arts venue that welcomes everyone in our community. Now developers want to purchase the building, but they’re not interested in our community. They want vacant possession, so EGO could be forced out of its home.
For a small organisation this is a huge ask and we need your support. You, our supporters, can really help. The number seems daunting but is achievable. If we all tell everyone we know and they tell others and we ask for contributions, we will grow the funds BUT we need to do it quickly, in the next 6 months. So now is the time to contribute money, yes please, but also ideas, enthusiasm and contacts.
Please donate, join our facebook page, tweet, snapchat and best of all speak to people you know and tell them why EGO matters.
Our priority is to purchase the freehold of the building, which will take up the majority of the funds. The remaining funds would be needed to renovate the building as the spaces we don’t currently occupy require replacement windows, heating, electrical work, flooring, some weather proofing, disabled access and other health & safety requirements.
To own our building means we can provide two flexible performance spaces with large audience capacities and disabled access, two studio spaces, a music studio, workshop spaces, artist studios and our cafe bar. This new venue will enable us to offer even more training, support and resources required to create innovative, relevant and exciting projects that benefit those most in need. It will offer affordable spaces available for hire, helping to build a resilient arts community in our city.
EGO would like to thank our amazing donators and volunteers for their continued help day to day, for giving up their time and supporting us throughout the years. Without their kind and generous support we simply wouldn’t exist.
You can donate any amount you choose, every penny supports community arts projects, our venue and those who need it most.
Cheques or cash donations: EGO Performance Company LTD.
Send to: EGO Arts Venue, Cook Street, Coventry, CV1 1JN.
Donate over £200 and become a Friend of EGO. As a Friend of EGO you can expect:
Special ticket offers. Priority booking for our EGO productions. Reserve your favourite seats in our venue.
A 10% discount on food and drink at Cafe EGO and Bar.
Receive advance copies of our seasonal brochures and be credited on our ‘Friends of EGO’ Board.
Friends of EGO :
Mr. & Mrs. Seeley
Mrs. S Vaughan
Mr. & Mrs. Ashmore
Ms. A Lewis
Mr. & Mrs. Smallridge
Mrs. D J Cooke
Mr & Mrs Blyth
Ms Anna Lewis
Ms Doreen Cooke
Ms Denise Bull
Ms Hilda Keller
EGO would also like to give special thanks to our patron Lady Susie Sainsbury.