One of the UK’s biggest rock bands, Biffy Clyro, have chosen us as the beneficiary of digital download proceeds from their latest single, Space.
Biffy Clyro have created a new video, using Space as the soundtrack, in response to the recent controversy over the UK government advertisement that suggested a ballet dancer should retrain in cyber security. The “Fatima” advert drew criticism on social media at a time of heightened concern for the arts industry, as revenue and jobs are being lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s always a space for the arts”
The band developed this project to reinforce the importance of the arts, spread awareness of the issue and show their support for fellow creatives. The new video features a lookalike ballet dancer, demoralised at her lack of opportunities in the industry she has dedicated her life to, and transforms the band’s “There’s always a space in my heart” lyric into “There’s always a space for the arts”.
Biffy Clyro have chosen Create as the beneficiary charity from digital downloads of the single – as well as an accompanying T-shirt.
You can buy both items here.
“We are delighted to be able to support Create in the amazing work they do. The arts and creators have a crucial role to play in all our lives and, now more than ever, that should not be overlooked.”Biffy Clyro
“Our work has never been more vital”
Our Founding Chief Executive, Nicky Goulder, said: “We are thrilled that Biffy Clyro has chosen Create to benefit from this project. The arts are crucial to people’s emotional wellbeing, creativity and connectivity; and they play a vital role in the country’s economy. Everyone should have access to the power of the creative arts, and this is only possible if our artists and creatives are supported and valued.
“Every Create project is delivered by skilled, professional artists who empower, upskill and connect disadvantaged and vulnerable children and adults across the UK. Our work has never been more vital. We bring the power of the creative arts to those who lack access to them and – through sales of this single and T-shirt – we will be able to use the skill, talent and passion of our incredible professional artists to enhance even more lives. Thank you for your support!”
Please support the project by downloading Space and buying the T-shirt here.