Melbourne, Tuesday 9 August 2016

Another fabulous night in Melbourne as Creative Partnerships Australia, KRA Wealth Management, AMP and the City of Melbourne hosted over 150 guests and we heard from four local grassroots charities using arts or creativity to drive social change. Congratulations to L2R, Western Edge Youth Arts, Rawcus Theatre Company and HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne), with more than $90,000 raised.

If you were one of the generous pledgers on the night you can pay your pledge via this link: Fulfil your pledge. And please consider answering our short survey: TFN Event Survey. Thanks everyone!

See photos from the event and watch the pitches.

Event partners:
  creative partnerships australia col             KRA black 1                 CoM Primary Colour                   Untitled design 7

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 Ministry for the Arts.

  1. Project #1: L2R

    L2R uses dance as the vehicle to promote social inclusion, mental and physical health and self-respect. Through creative approaches, L2R breaks down social barriers and encourages peer-to-peer mentoring. The organisation works closely with newly arrived and at-risk young people in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs who would not have access to formal dance training. The last 18 months has seen exciting growth for L2R, which aims to extend its dance training program to over 100 participants from the 70 it has now. L2R also aims to fund training for more teaching artists and take the organisation to the next level by providing more opportunities for marginalised groups through the power of dance.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    800x400 Read L2R's Application
    800x400 Read L2R's Financials


  2. Project #2: Rawcus Theatre Company

    Rawcus Theatre Company is an award winning ensemble of performers with and without disability. Rawcus is making an exciting new work, Forever Home, exploring themes of hope and resilience. As part of the production, the team seeks funds to contribute to the costs of Disability Support Workers, transport, an accessible set for the artists with disability and Auslan for audience members.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    800x400 Read Rawcus' Application
    800x400 Read Rawcus' Financials


  3. Project #3: Western Edge Youth Arts

    Western Edge Youth Arts creates challenging, socially engaged and inspiring performances with culturally diverse and economically disadvantaged young people. Their most experienced team of emerging artists, the Edge Ensemble, is creating their most ambitious performance work to date: Caliban, responding to the impact of climate change within diverse communities. They will have full creative control and the opportunity to learn and work in a professional setting alongside professional artists. Western Edge Youth Arts are seeking funds to contribute to artist fees and production costs.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    800x400 Read Western Edge Youth Theatre's Application
    800x400 Read Western Edge Youth Theatre's Financials


  4. Project #4: HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne)

    HoMie (Homeless of Melbourne) is a non-profit fashion label 'for the streets', with a clothing store in Melbourne Central and Brunswick Street. The initiative aims to eradicate youth homelessness through retail training, employment and pathways off the streets. The team aims to develop a new HoMie Fitzroy Apparel clothing line, designed and curated by guest street-artists from the suburb. HoMie will also run VIP shopping nights to bring together Fitzroy residents and Melbourne’s wider homeless community.

    Watch the 6 minute pitch

    800x400 Read HoMie's Application
    800x400 Read HoMie's Financials