After a well received first season, queer chat and arts show Beauty and the Bear is looking for a helping hand to get back on television screens this year.

Producers are seeking donations to get the second season off the ground.

Originally screening for eight episodes on community television network Channel 31 in 2008, the show found a bigger audience last year on digital subscription channel Aurora.

Hosted by drag diva Miz Ima Starr and musician and comedian Nathan Little, the show features queer artists from a range of disciplines.

So far producers Charles Bracewell and Little have funded the program themselves and hope the community can pitch in this time.

They hope to raise $6000, 50 percent of their production budget, through crowd-funding campaign Pozible.

Those who donate will be eligible for a range of prizes including CDs or advertising time during the show’s national broadcast.

“Crowd-funding is the perfect avenue for this kind of creative community project,” Little said.

“Our audience can make a pledge of support for Beauty and the Bear and get some great rewards in return.” Donations can be made until April 22.


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