Towards a new Charity | The Old Market
Updated: May 6, 2019
In the eight years since the STOMP team took over TOM, they have invested over £1m of their own resources into the building and operations, one of the largest acts of philanthropic giving in the city’s cultural history. The artist’s backing has allowed TOM a unique independence and a strong creative ethos. The backing from commercial artists has given them the confidence and vision to think big, to take risks and to be strategic.
However, this resource is not infinite, so we are helping TOM changing the way they work.
Over the last 12 months, we have led a period of development that has relaunched the venue as an independent charitable trust and launched an ambitious business plan. This new structure will allow the venue to better articulate its value to the city, build solid foundations from which to grow, and diversify our funding portfolio.