Edinburgh Deaf Festival has launched a campaign to rally supporters after being denied funding, putting our festival at risk. Despite our impact on the deaf community, deaf arts, and the wider festival landscape, Creative Scotland has denied funding to Edinburgh Deaf Festival. Now, the future of our inclusive celebration is uncertain. We need your help and support to secure the future of the festival.
How can you help?
1. Donate to the festival
Help us to secure Edinburgh Deaf Festival for the future. Your donation really will make a difference.
2. Write to the Scottish Government and your local MSP
Get in touch with the Scottish Government and your local MSP to let them know this is an issue which requires action, you can find a list of local MSP’s here.
3. Write to Creative Scotland
Contact Creative Scotland directly to let them know how their funding decision will impact you and the deaf community. You can contact them here.
4. Share your story with us
You can share your festival stories with us, whether you are a performer, partner, or audience member, let us know how Edinburgh Deaf Festival has impacted you. Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or share on your social media and tag us.
5. Share your views on social media
Join the social media campaign to save Edinburgh Deaf Festival. Your support can make a difference in preserving this cultural celebration for the deaf community. Tag us on social media and use the hashtags #EdinburghDeafFestival and #DeafFestivalAccess.