As my last post attests, I’m a big fan of initiative and achieving great ideas, even when resources are limited.
Third Floor Gallery is one such Great Idea. Since February 2010, they’ve been producing some brilliant photography exhibitions showcasing a range of talent. And they’ve done it without ACE (arts council – UK government) funding.
Last spring, Joni Karanka from the gallery came up to Open Eye Gallery to talk about Third Floor’s work. Open Eye started out, just like Third Floor, as a grassroots organisation founded by dedicated photography fans who just want to share great work. That was in the 1970s. Open Eye are due this week to re-open in a new space on Liverpool’s Waterfront, and is considered a key photography gallery internationally, as well as a key cultural body within Liverpool. Joni is now cutting his hair in a bid to raise money to keep Third Floor Gallery open and brilliant.
So, I’m supporting Third Floor Gallery, by offering to also cut off 5 (or more) inches of my curly girly hair to raise money to cover running costs for the Gallery. And I’m asking anyone who has appreciated ST84Photo Blog to consider donating to this cause.
Here’s the relevant link, and it only takes you a moment to donate!
All money raised goes direct to Third Floor Gallery.
When it comes to ACE funded organisations, we asked the government to stop the cuts. Third Floor aren’t ACE funded at all so, for them, we’re asking you to give some money to start the cuts (hair only) and keep them going!