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In these ‘unprecedented times’, where money is tight and social isolation is in effect, the creative/leisure industry, who depend on people having spare income and being able to attend various events, have been hit hard. Around the country, venues and creative spaces have gone from scraping by to devastation in the space of weeks. With no protocol for this type of force majeure event, these keystones of the creative scene have been turning to the communities that they serve for help, in the hope that when this is over they are able to open their doors and inspire audiences and activists once again. 

Music charity, Tees Music Alliance, who have operated for 30 years and who run The Georgian Theatre in Stockton have launched a Crowdfunder campaign to allow them to continue their work with local emerging musicians and promoters, as well as continuing to programming excellent touring artists. The venue has hosts around 120 gigs, and various other art and community events, a year, working with around 180 or so artists and adding to the social and economic life of the Teesside area.  Over the years they have brought acts such as The Arctic Monkeys, King Creosote, The Charlatans, The Wonder Stuff, Mystery Jets, The Skids, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Dreadzone, The Howl and The Hum and The Futureheads to Stockton. Recent artist development work has seen them team up with NARC to host the Tues-DIY music masterclasses last October and launch their very first On Point music conference in January of this year. 

To donate and to check out some of the great rewards on offer, some of which have been put together with help from the Teesside artistic community, click here.

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