As part of Vivid Ideas 2015, we combined TFN's innovative approach to collective philanthropy with Vivid’s celebration of creativity. Congratulations to I-Manifest, Treehouse Theatre, DirtyFeet and Sharing Stories, who all presented brilliantly and ignited a lively and fun pledging session.
Thanks to the collective generosity in the room of nearly 200 guests , over $110,000 was raised in less than an hour for these programs using arts and creativity for social good.
Read all about the evening here: The Art of Giving: TFN at Vivid Ideas, Sydney
I-Manifest provides training and pathways for young people to pursue a real, sustainable career in the creative industries.Â The Inspired Education program works in schools with a cohort of 30 students selected by teachers and they are looking to extend the program to a new school in the Northern Rivers region.Â www.i-manifest.org
Watch Jo's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $20,850
Treehouse Theatre provides drama therapy and trauma recovery programs for young refugees attending high schools in Western Sydney.Â Their programs begin with young refugees sharing stories in group counselling sessions and culminates in riveting 90-minute performances of some 30 true-life refugee vignettes at major Sydney theatres.Â www.treehousetheatre.org.au
Watch Catherine's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $38,260
DirtyFeet's programÂ âThe Right Footâ is a series of 6 dance workshops in Parramatta for young people 14-26ys with and without disability. Delivered in partnership with Riversideâs Beyond the Square, the inclusive program provides artistic/professional development and employment for artists with disability and opportunities for the local community to experience dance. www.dirtyfeet.com.au
Watch Anthea's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $24,458
Sharing Stories supports the holding and maintenance of Indigenous cultural heritage, using contemporary digital technology to record and share ancient knowledge. TheirÂ work facilitates the intergenerational transmission of culture, strengthens community cohesion, supports conventional/digital literacies for children and builds pathways to employment. They also work with communities to distribute selected, public material that serves to stimulate a deeper understanding of Indigenous culture in the broader public domain. www.sharingstoriesfoundation.org
Watch Liz's 6 minute pitch
Funds raised: $26,828