Arts Community + Festival

People helping people through the arts

Cheeky Fest

About Us

Helping people through the arts

WHAT?

Online Arts Community, Virtual Arts Events then Real Arts Events

Cheeky Fest is beautiful, bold, collaborative, colourful, creative, daring, dramatic, dynamic, educational, empowering, encouraging, engaging, enthralling, ear/eye opening, exciting, expressive, inspiring, international, invigorating, joyous, participatory, public, progressive, reflective, social, thought-provoking.

WHY?

Impact

Socio-economics

Be part of something bigger than yourself,  Gain financial independence through fairly paid work in the arts & access relevant training, Get the help you need as humans including communication skills, Be valued as a part of society, 

Cheeky Fest will empower, enable & encourage you to communicate with people on & offline and facilitate networking through our online community, and when the covid 19 situation allows, real world events.

Cheeky Fest offers Marketing & Promotion for your business, startup or creative works via the Cheeky Fest website & social media.

Mental Health

Raise awareness of and provide resources to manage mental health.  In May '19 I heard that a musician I played with on/off during 2004–'12 had taken his life after struggling with bipolar disorder.  A number of famous musicians have committed suicide as a result of mental health issues.  I know 3 people who live with various forms of psychosis / schizophrenia.  I’ve struggled with depression at various points in my life

Get better - Learning

Cheeky Fest helps you to get better at what you do, whether you're an actor, artist, blogger, choreographer, composer, dancer, designer, director, engineer, entrepreneur, filmmaker, musician, photographer, producer, poet, teacher, writer,

Cheeky Fest offers education + training through practical workshops & discussions in areas such as artist management, business / entrepreneurship, event management & production, fundraising, marketing & social media,

Fairly paid work

Cheeky Fest offers fairly paid work. Are you relying on Benefits or doing a job you hate? Are you a student looking for paid placement(s)?  Do you have or want to gain experience in the arts, business, education, events, social media or startups?

Connect

Cheeky Fest provides opportunities to connect with, learn from, collaborate with other humans via our Mighty Network.  Network with artists, businesses, creatives, curators, entrepreneurs, performers, promoters, teachers, ...

WHO?

People helping people

We connect & collaborate with other humans.  We inspire each other by sharing our own experiences, lessons, stories.  We empower & encourage people by sharing theirs.

Are you earning enough money to support yourself?
Are you working in your ideal sector / role?
Are you un/underemployed & claiming benefits?
Are you struggling to find "how you coexist with the rest of society"?
Do you have mental and/or physical health challenges?
Have you had the opportunity to become who you are?

Artists, Creatives & Performers

Are you / do you want to be an actor, artist, choreographer, dancer, designer, director, filmmaker, lighting designer, musician, painter, photographer, poet, singer, songwriter, sound designer or writer?

Venues

We need a venue in London. We'd also love to hear from people at venues in other UK cities.

Partners

If your brand, business, company, service, product, software or startup is Cheeky and you want to increase awareness of it, please get in touch.

Cheeky Foundation

Cheeky Foundation awards grants to artists, creatives & performers to produce boundary pushing work at / for Cheeky Fest.

Cheeky Ventures

Cheeky Fest gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to share their arts startups and connect with clients, customers & partners.  Investment in arts startups via Cheeky Ventures aka @CheekyStartups

HOW?

Costs

Employ a committed, experienced team
Pay artists, creatives & performers
Pay A-list artists to attract a bigger audience
Employ people in each Cheeky Fest city.
Pay for staff education & training
Hire venues & rent office space

Revenue

Cheeky Fest Mighty Network
Merch -  t-shirts, phone cases
Tickets to parts/all of the event.
Sponsor an artist / day / stage
Promotion for 1, 3, 6 months
Consulting packages

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