Date published: 16/01/2014

Artsource has been successful in its appeal to raise $30,000 and has consequently secured a matching ‘Plus1’ grant from Creative Partnerships Australia.

The appeal, which completed in just 10 weeks, attracted more than 80 individual donations from a wide variety of supporters, including business leaders, arts philanthropists, artists and members of the Artsource Board and staff.

Artsource CEO, Gavin Buckley said, “We knew that this appeal was an exciting challenge for us and I am thrilled that we have been successful. I am most grateful to have the support of so many donors who have enabled us to obtain this important grant. The donations, together with the matching Plus1 grant will enable us to build our fundraising capacity to maintain and grow the services we provide to our artist members and the visual arts in Western Australia.”

CEO of Creative Partnerships Australia’s, Fiona Menzies, commented “I am delighted that Artsource has been awarded a significant Plus1 matched funding grant by Creative Partnerships Australia. Plus1 has attracted great interest from arts organisations across the nation and I congratulate Artsource in rising to the challenge and securing their matched funding. I join Gavin Buckley in thanking everyone who contributed to the Artsource Plus1 Appeal.”

The Artsource Plus1 Appeal was launched on Sunday 13 October at a Sundowner hosted by Artsource Chair Anthony Hasluck and his wife Kellie, together with Artsource Treasurer Mal Di Giulio and his wife Gwen. 100 guests enjoyed an afternoon of culture, canapés and conversation, including a pop-up art exhibition, featuring work by the 2013 Artsource Emerging Artists Program participants: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Kieron Broadhurst, Emma Buswell, Matthew McVeigh and Joanna Sulkowski.

The 10 week Plus1 Appeal featured online and offline fundraising methods, including an online crowd-funding campaign which raised close to $5,000 in the lead up to Christmas.

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