£6,500 raised for Hull artists affected by coronavirus

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our crowdfunding campaign, to support Hull artists who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic, has hit its target of £6,300.

In total, as of Monday 27 April, members of the public have generously donated £6,500 to our crisis fund, inspired by Luke Barnes’ initiative in Liverpool.

After fees are paid to GoFundMe, we will be able to support nearly 30 freelance artists with one-off, £200 grants at a time when income has disappeared, following the closure of venues, exhibitions and festivals.

The crowdfunder was launched in March, shortly before the nation went into lockdown, to support the freelancers who help to make Hull so special. We can’t thank you enough for getting behind this campaign, no matter how big or small your contribution.