Fatt Projects fundraising to continue their work for Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community and beyond

Catherine Muxworthy May 23, 2023

Lead Pic: MOBILISE Pride Parade 2022. Credit: Emma Jones

Fatt Projects, a small independent not-for-profit company created by Adam Carver (AKA Fatt Butcher), which produces various projects for Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ community and beyond, is currently fundraising to ensure they can continue to deliver until some long-term funding can be secured.

Founded in 2021, some of their recent projects have included “creating accessible and sober LGBTQ+ dance spaces and a large-scale community performance at Birmingham Pride with MOBILISE, building the world’s first development model to support the creation of queer-positive performance work for children and families in PALAVER, [a] drag-celebration of musical theatre Send in the Clowns, and outdoor shows Big Gay Disco Bike and Disco Tea Party.”

They currently have an office space that “supports a group of local LGBTQ+ creatives to work, make our shows, store equipment, and to rehearse. But the cost of everything is going up, and we need to find ways of covering our accountant fees, insurance, storage, renting office space, wifi, bills, administration, paying the freelancers we rely on to make things happen, and to cover some unexpected repairs we need to make to damaged equipment,” explains the latest newsletter from Fatt Projects.

Therefore, Fatt Projects are asking for your help to raise round £5,000 to keep running for the next few months, keep their office space, and ensure they can continue until long-term project funding can be secured.

There are several ways to support: donate via JustGiving, buy tickets to upcoming shows such as Send In the Clowns: TW*TS, or simply share the links online with others who may be able to support.