Date published: 18/10/2013
Artsource has launched an urgent appeal to help secure a major new grant from Creative Partnerships Australia.
Only a few weeks after the $2 million initiative was launched, Artsource has been approved to receive a $30,000 ‘Plus1’ grant. However, in order to secure the money, Artsource must first raise a matching sum in new donations from businesses and individuals.
“This is an incredibly exciting challenge for us”, said Gavin Buckley, Artsource CEO. “I am grateful to our colleagues at Creative Partnerships Australia for recognising our potential and approving our application. I am personally leading our campaign to raise at least $30,000 by Christmas, enabling Artsource to benefit from this significant grant”, he added.
Every dollar given to the campaign has the potential to be matched with another, but if the campaign falls short of the $30,000 target, the grant will be lost. So the stakes are high and the pressure is on!
Buckley and his team are enthusing supporters about the quality and value of the services Artsource provides to artists and emphasising how a tax-deductible donation at this time can be doubled to have twice the impact.
“We value every dollar we receive from our Patrons and donors”, says Buckley, “their contribution makes a huge difference to our ability to support visual artists and, in return, we love to involve our friends and supporters in our work”, he concluded.
Read the Plus1 Appeal brochure here.
Plus1 is Australia’s first federally supported matched funding program for the arts and creative industries. Through Plus1, Creative Partnerships will match dollar for dollar funds raised by artists and not-for-profit arts organisations for approved projects that build their development capacity. Artsource is one of the first arts organisations in Australia to be given approval for a Plus1 project.