Support Babylon ARTS today. We are run by the ADEC, registered charity no. 1043197.
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Babylon ARTS is Ely's leading arts centre. We run Babylon Gallery, Ely Cinema and deliver arts events and activities that engage audiences in memorable and personal ways as well as providing quality entertainment.
We believe that the work we do for the local community in Ely and beyond makes the area a better place to live and contributes to our audiences’ enjoyment of their environment. We think that the arts offer us opportunities to understand ourselves better and our place in society; enhances our sense of well-being, confidence and self-esteem and even enables us to make new friends.
Each year Babylon ARTS welcomes over 40,000 people who visit or take part in our cultural events and activities. We are the second highest attended venue in the city, second only to Ely Cathedral.
Why we need support
Babylon ARTS currently does not receive any public funding. We are reliant on ticket sales and earned income to sustain our work. In order to continue to offer quality experiences for our community we need to fundraise more widely - all our events have a cost.
By becoming a member, regular donor/patron or business supporter you can help us deliver great cinema, exceptional art exhibitions, innovative live events and exciting community projects. These offer many opportunities for people to take part in and access the arts for the first time.
You can support us by becoming an annual member yourself, buy a membership for friends or family, make a regular monthly donation or become a patron. Any gift, no matter how small is gratefully received and will go directly to delivering cultural activities and events at Babylon ARTS.
Babylon ARTS, operated by ADEC, is a registered charity No. 1043197.
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Support Babylon ARTS by making a single or monthly donation. If you’re a UK taxpayer you can gift aid your donation (worth an additional 25%).
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Babylon ARTS Membership Scheme
Would you like to help us continue to provide local access to the arts?
Becoming a Member is an excellent way to provide financial support for Babylon ARTS and develop your own interest in the work we do.
The funds that membership raises make a big difference, helping us to continue providing high quality arts experiences for all.
Some of our Members are also volunteers, developing new activities and helping us fundraise for events, please contact us if you are interested in helping. Becoming a volunteer entitles you to free annual membership benefits.
Benefits of being a supporter
Our supporters are visitors and audiences who care about our work and want to give to us regularly.
Become a Babylon ARTS member
Members enjoy a range of benefits:
Priority booking for special Babylon ARTS events, 2 free tickets per membership, £1 ticket discounts, 10% discount on purchases from Burrows Bookshop who also act as a city centre Box Office for us.
Annual Single Membership costs £28 (2 free tickets)
Annual Dual Membership for two people at one address £38 (3 free tickets)
Click here for a downloadable form and bring it to our box office at the Babylon Gallery, or give it to our duty manager at The Maltings during film screenings.
Regular Giving Opportunities
Become a regular donor - £5 a month
If you are able to support us a little more, then why not become a regular donor. In return for a monthly donation of just £5 you will receive:
Priority booking for special Babylon ARTS events, a copy of our annual report and invitation to our AGM, regular newsletter updates about our events
Become a Patron - £250 a year
As a Patron you will enjoy a much closer relationship with us. We offer an exciting programme of tailored events throughout the year for those who are passionate about the work we do and the difference we make.
For more details on becoming a member, regular giver or patron of Babylon ARTS see our Support Us form available from the box office or contact: Caroline Cawley, Director 01353 616994 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get more involved, there are plenty of volunteering opportunities at Babylon ARTS events or in the Gallery. To find out more please see our Opportunities page.