Adapt, not cancel
The Boite's response to the COVID-19 situation
The Boîte’s imperative is to find ways to support the artists without posing unnecessary health risks. In response, we will be moving as many of our upcoming concerts as possible to a video format.
We face difficult and unpredictable times. Incredible examples of the power of music to support communities through such turbulence have already come from balconies in Rome, courtyards in Barcelona and karaoke livestreams in China. The capacity of artists to inspire and heal is only limited by the art sector’s vulnerability. At The Boîte, we align ourselves with a positive attitude that seeks to adapt our program to the situation rather than cancel it altogether.
We are, of course, very concerned by the impact on the livelihood of the artists who have already lost an estimate of over $150 million dollars* due to the massive wave of cancellations the sector is experiencing in Australia. Our imperative is to find ways to support the artists without posing any unnecessary health risks.
Our commitment to a vibrant and diverse community in which music resounds and is shared widely will not dwindle or falter through these troubled times.
In response, we will be moving as many upcoming concerts as possible to video formats so we can:
limit the impact of the situation on the livelihood of the artists by guaranteeing them a payment, and
offer audiences the opportunity to engage in exquisite musical experiences at home.
Doing this will, of course, have a cost. Without the box office, we must turn our attention to other ways of generating income for the artists.
We will host online watch parties at the same time as the scheduled concerts during which you will be able to hear the artists perform, interact with them and contribute to what would otherwise be lost income for them.
There are several ways you can support our efforts through this critical period:
Watch our concerts by subscribing to our Patreon channel at patreon.com/theboite
Help us raise funds by making a donation through givenow.com.au/boitevic
Join our community by becoming a member of The Boite at trybooking.com/BFUWC
Subscribe to our channel at youtube.com/theboite
Share our content on your socials
Invite friends and family to join the watch parties