Thursday, 12 August 2010

times, they are a-changing

hey everybody. the worldwide credit crunch and tory cuts which has already seen the sad demise of the film council uk and is threatening the arts council too, has finally come to bear on there is beauty in the city!

the project has been running for over two years now on a self-funded basis and with the continued success leading to an ever-increasing level of magnet applications, combined with many of these applications coming from abroad along with a sizeable instance of people receiving their magnet packs but, for a variety of reasons failing to return their images, we have come to the conclusion that in order to carry on with the project, we are going to have to introduce a nominal fee for the magnet pack.

the fee is £0.99 for the uk, £1.69 for europe and £2.09 for the rest of the world. the fee is purely to cover the costs of the contents of the magnet pack and the postage to the recipients.

payment can be made through paypal to the address thereisbeautyinthecity@yahoo.co.uk or by going to the ebay listing page as illustrated above

in an ideal world, we wouldn't be doing this. in light of the introduction of this costs charge, we would welcome peoples' feedback on whether a project like this should charge people, even if it is only a small amount, for their participation?

1 comment:

vicky3308 said...

I have no problem with paying the cost price for the magnet to take part in this project - as you say, in an ideal world this would not be necessary. But we all know that the world is far from ideal. I would like to think that a project such as this would not have to be stopped for the want of around £1 per participant, so I have paid mine and hope others do too in order that the project can continue.