Launched a crowdfunding campaign to save a popular art and contemporary dance centre from bankruptcy
Location: Belgium, Brussels
“Our studio is a heritage of the dance community, we had to save it!”
Some ventures are always worth saving, no matter what it takes. This is how the team of Belgium’s Tictac Art Centre came to feel as they witnessed the world going into lockdown. “We are a young non-profit organisation that promotes art and contemporary dance from the local to the international level. We progressively became a popular meeting point for the European and intercontinental dance scene”, David Zambrano, director of the Tictac Art Centre, explains. As Belgium enforced its own containment measures, the group was quick to realise that their entire project was at risk of not overcoming the crisis. After several weeks looking for potential solutions, they ended up launching a crowdfunding campaign. “We had to save the project, and crowdfunding was one of the few possibilities left. The campaign ended up being a huge success. We can clearly say now that we could never have survived without the support of all the artists, dancers, students and art enthusiasts who donated”, David concludes.