If you'd like to show your ongoing support, you can make a monthly donation via our Patreon
page, which allows you to sign up to give a regular donation to Live Canon each
month. However small the donation, we'd be incredibly grateful. You can visit our page here:
Here’s a bit more about why we’ve joined:
‘We have joined Patreon because the greatest challenge (and
barrier to creating more performances, recordings and outreach events) is not
funding for individual projects (which ultimately we can always not do if we
don’t get the funding); the problem is meeting our ongoing running costs. This
is the stuff you can’t run a ‘kickstarter’ for. It’s the dull stuff, like our
webhosting, our public liability insurance, the phone bill, the stamps, the ink
for the printer (see, told you it was dull stuff). We struggle to carve enough
off the top of individual projects to meet these regular costs.
And it precludes us from expanding – ideally we’d be able to pay
someone to do a day of booking keeping for us a month, for a day a week of
administrative support, or… dreaming big, even pay a fundraiser for a bit of
their time. We are approached continuously at the moment, particularly by
schools, but we just don’t have the manpower (or, more specifically the funds
to pay for the manpower) to manage more of this work. We want to operate
professionally and flexibly, with low overheads, but at the end of the day, we
need some funds to invest in our organisational structure.
So we are hoping that some of the many people who have told us,
over the years, that they love what Live Canon do, might help us out by
becoming our patrons, making a small but regular contribution to our work.
Knowing that a regular amount of funding is coming in will allow us to
consolidate, plan for the future and expand.
A lot of the poetry we perform was written by artists who were
under the patronage of a philanthropist, who facilitated their writing. It
wasn’t a bad system, and we reckon Patreon is the twenty-first century, third
We want our patrons to feel part of
our organization and we’ll keep in touch, pick your brains and do our best to
spread our passion for poetry far and wide for you.'