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Richard III's crowd-funding battle

With budgets tight or being cut and arts groups facing a difficult financial climate, could crowd-funding be the answer?

Crowd-funding was used towards the costing of staging an all-female production of Richard III, in the roof of the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

As well as a grant, and support in kind from the venue, the producers took to social networking to try and raise the rest.

But director Yvonne Murphy said it took a "phenomenal amount of work" to set up the crowd funding campaign and it relied in the end on donations from familiar faces.

She she would never use that method again although it spread the marketing message.

  • 27 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales
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