Babylon ARTS (operated by ADEC) is a registered charity (number 1043197). There are many ways you can support our work and get involved with what we do.
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'Putting arts, culture and entertainment at the heart of everyday life'
Babylon ARTS is Ely's leading micro arts centre. We run Babylon Gallery, Ely Cinema and deliver arts events and projects, such as Market Place, 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 can even enable 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 one of the highest attended venues in the city, second only to Ely Cathedral.
Why we need support
Babylon ARTS currently does not receive any core public funding. We are reliant on ticket sales from our Ely cinema programme and donations to sustain our work. In order to continue to offer quality experiences for our community via projects and gallery exhibitions we need to fundraise more widely - all our events have a cost.
By becoming a member, donor, patron or business supporter you can help us deliver great cinema, exceptional art exhibitions, entertaining live events and engaging community projects. These offer many opportunities for many people to take part in and access the arts for the first time.
You can support us by being an annual member yourself, buying a membership for friends or family, making a regular £5 monthly donation or becoming an annual patron. Any gift, no matter how small is gratefully received and will go directly to delivering cultural activities and events at Babylon ARTS. All donations are also eligible for gift aid which will increase the overall amount we can receive.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 live events, 2 free cinema tickets per membership, £1 ticket discounts, 10% discount on purchases from Burrows Bookshop (our city centre Box Office).
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 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, donor or patron of Babylon ARTS see our Support Us form available from the box office or contact: Caroline Cawley, Director 01353 616994 email@example.com
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.