Escape Arts has a number of exciting initiatives that help to raise funds to support our objectives. We work with our community partners including Tesco’s and Sainsbury to organise fundraising events and engage with the support of local artists and members to stage fundraising arts events like ‘Arts Trails’ and ‘Art in the Garden’.

Fundraising team

This team of volunteers provide valuable support by organising local fund-raising social and fun events activities from quiz nights, coffee mornings and show case evenings to sponsored events with local giving. They support us when Escape is involved with local festivals and carnivals.

Escape participants raise funds so they can get involved in local carnivals , festivals and events through crowd funding, local collections and regular donations.

Friends of the Slaughterhouse

Friends of the Slaughterhouse are individuals and families who care about Stratford and work with us to preserve, protect and promote the historic past of the town.

The Friends provide valuable support in the form of an annual subscription, and by organising or supporting fund-raising events. All monies received go towards the enhancement of the Arts & Heritage Studio.


Do you shop online? If so you can support Escape Arts be shopping through shop2fundraise and selecting Escape Arts as your chosen charity. Online companies give the charity a percentage of sales and it costs you nothing

The Lost Garden of Avon Fundraising - Spacehive

We are currently crowdfunding on Spacehive to develop our outdoor space outside the Old Slaughterhouse. The Old Slaughterhouse was once located in a beautiful orchard, featuring flowers, fountains and trees, however, over the years it has developed into a service yard. We are proposing to bring what we can back of this beautiful garden by erecting a structure around the side of the building, which will be known as the cowshed. We plan to undertake art projects with community groups to develop this space into an area reminiscent of the Lost Garden, including a programme of gardening work & art installations. In addition to this being a wonderful project to engage with the community, we will also directly be able to increase what services and activities we can offer to the community in the long term due to the increased space we will have. To achieve this, we need your help! If everyone donates just £2 each, we will be well on our way to reaching our target! No money is taken until the target is reached. To pledge please visit . Thank you so much!