January 25, 2019
You have saved Hidden Door!
Following the success of our fundraising campaign and the overwhelming support of the community, we’re delighted to confirm that Hidden Door will be back this year!
So far we’ve raised £40k towards securing our volunteer-run multi arts festival, and the future now looks bright as we start preparations to return in May 2019 with a long weekend of top quality live music, immersive film and other artistic delights.
We’ll be releasing more details very soon.
This year’s event will also serve as an important step towards returning as a full festival in 2020, with the team already exploring potential new venues and unconventional spaces around the city.
We are also working hard to evolve our humble not-for-profit organisation so that we can start thinking even bigger in terms of our artistic, social and cultural ambitions for Edinburgh and Scotland. Watch this space for more information on how you can get involved!
David Martin, Hidden Door founder and Creative Director, said: “They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and we have come out of this with a lot of positives. The last six months have been difficult, but we are delighted not only to be bringing some great live music to Edinburgh this year, but to also be planning much further into the future.
“This is all thanks to overwhelming public support, as well as the generosity of the artistic community who donated work for our Art Sale fundraiser. The whole team has been so touched by this support, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone for putting their faith in what we’re trying to achieve.
“We’ve got more fundraising to do, but we are now able to put all our energy towards planning the return of a full festival in 2020, which we hope will demonstrate the full potential of Hidden Door to bring together innovative arts, adventurous audiences and spectacular spaces to create something really special for the city.”