Our Fair Payment Scale
In order to make Art Buds more accessible to those on a low income, we operate a sliding scale to price our classes. You can choose what you pay, based on your circumstances - you won't be asked for any proof. We just ask that you are honest! Currently, there are no free places in Art Buds, but we are working hard to secure funding that will allow us to offer free places to those in need.
What Should I Pay?
There are 3 options to select from. Please choose the option which describes your current situation best, not all the statements will fit.
Tier 1: £7 per session (£5 per online session)
I stress about meeting basic needs* for me and my children.
I have debt and it sometimes stops me meeting my basic needs.
I am unemployed or underemployed, and I have no savings.
I have little or no expendable income (for things like coffees/teas, cinema trips, clothes for my children, etc).
Tier 2: £12 per session (£6 per online session)
I may stress about money, but I regularly meet my basic needs, and those of my children.
I am employed, or someone in my household is employed or has an alternative income stream.
I might have access to savings.
I can buy my children new or second-hand items when required without significant financial burden, and have a small amount of expendable income for treats.
Tier 3: £15 per session (£7 per online session)
I am comfortably able to meet my basic needs.
I own my own home or rent higher end property.
I have an expendable income (I can take my children out for meals, to the cinema and buy them new items).
By choosing to pay at this level, I understand that I am supporting ArtBuds to provide subsidised classes to children who would otherwise not be able to attend.
*basic needs include food, housing, clothing and transportation