Founder: CADS; Ticket Bank; Tickets for Good
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Steve Rimmer has an extensive history in Sheffield, including being the man behind the CADS (Creative Arts Development Space) project which has made a difference to people, businesses and communities alike in the city by bringing empty buildings back into use through cultural and public realm initiatives.
It’s his work in ticketing that is most interesting though, and is a fantastic example of using arts and culture to improve the lives of others. Tickets for Good uses ticket sales to create donation programmes within the events industry for charities and social projects.
Their mission is to support the improvement of health and well-being and to increase access to events. They bring philanthropy to the forefront of the ticketing experience, allowing every attendee to engage in charitable giving whilst enjoying great events.
The Ticket Bank is for charities and community organisations that want to improve access to the arts for their service users; or as a reward for their service users/beneficiaries. They work with anyone that supports individuals facing barriers to attending events and who are less likely to have engaged in arts/cultural activities.
The Ticket Bank offers a service that supports more ticket donations to more community projects and increases participation in arts events.