Brisbane, Tuesday 16 June, 2015

TFN's first ever event in Brisbane was held as part of Queensland Community Foundation's Philanthropy Week 2015 and was hosted by the Queensland Theatre Company, Morgans and Silver Chef. Congratulations to Human Ventures, 4MBS Silver Memories, Vulcana Women's Circus and Friends of HEAL who all presented brilliantly to a buzzing theatre with over 150 guests at the Bille Brown Studio.

Our generous event partners Creative Partnerships Australia and the Morgans Foundation match-funded the evening to the tune of $20,000 per project, a challenge that was more than met by the generous crowd to a grand total of more than $160,000.

Read all about the night here: Brisbane Funding Triumph - The Courier Mail

See photos from the event and watch the pitches. 

Creative Partnerships Australia works to increase investment in Australia’s arts sector; bringing donors, businesses, artists and arts organisations together to foster a more sustainable and vibrant arts sector for the benefit of all Australians. Creative Partnerships Australia is supported by the Australian Government through the Cultural Development Program of the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department.

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  1. Project #1: Human Ventures

    Human Ventures is a creative and cultural social enterprise focused on nurturing the development of marginalised individuals and communities. Their enterprise arm provides creative solutions to commercial, government and non-profit clients allowing them to re-invest profits into their social programs which address disadvantage while building confidence, hope and resilience. All of their initiatives have a core focus on sustainability, training, capacity building, innovation and creativity.

    Watch Andrew's 6 minute pitch

    Funds raised: $43,763

    800x400 Read Human Venture's Application Form
    800x400 Read Human Venture's Financials

  2. Project #2: 4MBS Silver Memories

    Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland Ltd is a not for profit arts organisation operating three community radio services in Brisbane including Silver Memories, a special service for aged care homes and socially isolated elderly people in the community. Their Silver Memories program aims to improve the wellbeing of residents in aged care, addressing social isolation, depression and the effects of dementia using appropriate music from the 1920’s to 1950’s.

    Watch Gary's 6 minute pitch

    Funds raised: $38,950

    800x400 Read Music Broadcasting Society's Application Form
    800x400 Read Music Broadcasting Society's Financials

  3. Project #3: Vulcana Women's Circus

    Vulcana Women’s Circus works with the circus traditions of inclusiveness, strength, excitement and daring to transform and empower individuals and communities. They run workshops for adults and children and develop community projects with the focus always on creativity and empowerment through circus. 

    Watch Kirstin's 6 minute pitch

    Funds raised: $36,700

    800x400 Read Vulcana Women's Circus's Application Form
    800x400 Read Vircana Women's Circus's Financials

  4. Project #4: Friends of HEAL

    Friends of HEAL provides creative therapy to ease anguish and assist positive settlement outcomes for young refugees who have endured intense hardship, and who now attend Australian schools. They help these young adults to settle, embrace their new identities and create better mental-health outcomes through culturally appropriate, creative psychotherapeutic methods.

    Watch Adele's 6 minute pitch

    Funds raised: $44,850

    800x400 Read Friends of HEAL's Application Form
    800x400 Read Friends of HEAL's Financials