Sydney, Thursday 26 June 2014

After a capacity registration for this event which was generously hosted by Minter Ellison, our lively audience witnessed some of the best pitching yet from four "Arts Intervention" social-change organisations...

Every organisation reached their target and over $70,000 was pledged in total. The first $10,000 per organisation will now be matched by Creative Partnerships Australia to a stunning total of over $110,000. As always, huge thanks go out to everyone at Minter Ellison; the presenters, staff and their advocates; and of course, all the generous donors in the room.

Read all about the event here: The Funding Network Australia nears $1m mark

See photos from the event and watch the pitches.

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Creative Partnerships Australia’s programs foster and facilitate long-term business development of, and encourage giving to, Australia’s arts, cultural and creative industries. In partnering with Creative Partnerships Australia, we have designed a unique brief for the organisations invited to be nominated for this event, in addition to TFN’s standard selection criteria. We’re referring to them as “Arts Intervention” non-profit organisations.

What is an “Arts Intervention” non-profit organisation?
An organisation that uses creative or artistic endeavor for the social or environmental benefit of others. You could argue that all art is of social benefit. But in this context, and when combined with TFN’s standard selection criteria, we mean an artistic project or activity with a deliberate mission to achieve a positive social or environmental outcome.

“Creative Partnerships Australia is supported by the Australian Government through the Cultural Development Program of the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department”. 

  1. Project #1: Heaps Decent

    Heaps Decent works to create social change through the delivery of contemporary music programs. They work with children and young people across NSW who are facing substantial barriers to cultural and community participation, and are at high risk of social isolation.

    Watch Andrew Levins' 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised $24,550

    800x400 Read Heaps Decent's Application Form
    800x400 Review Heaps Decent's Financials

  2. Project #2: Sydney Story Factory

    The Sydney Story Factory nurtures young people’s creativity and well-being through sustained personal attention to their writing. Programs target marginalised students, and those from Indigenous and non-English  speaking backgrounds, but are open to everyone. All classes are free.

    Watch Cath Keenan's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised $25,350

    800x400 Read Sydney Story Factory's Application Form
    800x400 Review Sydney Story Factory's Financials

  3. Project #3: Curious Works

    CuriousWorks is a community arts and media organisation that identifies, nurtures and builds a new generation of storytellers. We enable individuals and communities in the margins of society to tell their stories powerfully and sustainably and ensure these stories occupy a central space in cultural digital distribution channels.

    Watch Shakthi's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised $30,550

    800x400 Read Curious Work's Application Form
    800x400 Review Curious Work's Financials

  4. Project #4: Gunawirra

    Gunawirra cuts across trans-generational trauma with grassroots programs for Aboriginal children 0-5 and their parents, through two mothers and infants groups in Redfern and 43 outback preschools in NSW. Their Mubali program (Gomilaroi for swollen belly), uses the art of belly casting to connect disengaged young Aboriginal mothers to the Gunawirra health team and develop strong bonds with the unborn baby to improve antenatal health outcomes.

    Watch Norma Tracey's and Cate Osborn's 6-minute pitch.

    Funds raised $33,650

    800x400 Read Gunawirra's Application Form
    800x400 Review Gunawirra's Financials