On a day when people world-wide are urged to make a donation to their favourite worthy causes, we are asking you to consider a world without the arts. On Spec is in fairly good shape, since we’ve received our funding for the year, and have enough to pay for production and distribution of the magazine. All the volunteers do their work from home and we have no overhead.
Other arts institutions are not in as great shape, especially the ones that still need to pay rent and wages to staff. So think of your favourite theatre group, art gallery or music group today, and send them a small gift to show your appreciation.
We do continue to have our Patreon page for monthly donors, and this does give us added stability for the work we are doing. But what we’d really like to see are more readers, so on this day (or any day) please buy someone the gift of reading, and purchase an On Spec subscription for them.
If you are already a subscriber and you buy a gift for someone, let us know so we can add an extra issue on to the end of your current subscription. That’s our gift to you.