2014 Annual Appeal

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Performance Space is seeking $26,000 from the Donors, Members, Audiences, Friends and Friends of Friends to support the delivery of our artist residencies as contribution for the necessary costs of materials, technical production and infrastructure required to deliver the program. This will match the $26,000 Performance Space is putting in! So our total will be $52,000 for our 6 residencies that are coming up – so that’s actually about $8,600 per residency!

If you think about it – we need $100 from 260 people – makes it achievable don’t you think?

We need you to help us bring these residencies to life, to match us dollar for dollar and raise another $26,000 to develop these inspiring works.

WHY SUPPORT RESIDENCIES?

The process of developing a work takes many hours of research, testing and experimenting methods and approaches to the subject, rehearsing and redesigning, of dramatically sculpting a story or idea to represent something that engages the audience, evokes a response, drives a reaction and shapes opinions

The purpose of these residencies is to offer artists a framework to create meaningful, well-researched, mentored, critiqued and transformative works that speak to a broader audience; works that delve into unchartered areas and push the limits of their artform, that raise questions and engage with the pressing issues of our time, that specifically express a point of view and demonstrate a cultural voice.

In particular our residencies support emerging and mid-career artists exploring themes that are contemporary in context, trans-generational, and transcultural.

Performance Space is about supporting those ideas, those moments, cultivating that audience experience and facilitating the artists journey to discovery and production.

Each residency is built around a specific budget that includes venue hire, artist mentor fees, dramaturgical guidance, technical equipment, materials, production staff, consumables, and any unique needs that project might have.

BUT WHAT IS A RESIDENCY?

In 2013, artist Emma Maye Gibson (Betty Grumble) undertook a residency as part of Stephen Cummins Bequest Residency program. Emma Maye is now preparing to take the infamous Betty Grumble to Edinburgh with her first solo full-length work. In 2014, we will be supporting the follow artists residencies, and need your help:

THE LINEUP

  1. Stephen Cummins Bequest: A residency supporting emerging queer artistic expression.
  2. IndigiSpace: Kate Beckett
  3. Critical Path partnership: New performance work
  4. Wade Marynowsky: Experimental interdisciplinary art
  5. Justin Shoulder: Emerging queer artist
  6. Annette Tesoriero and Derek Kreckler: Interdisciplinary experimental collaboration

These artists’ work will tell a story, speak a truth, reveal a perspective and make a statement.

It’s going to take some cash to get these ideas into development, in fact it will take about $8,600 per residency… and there are 6 to support.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Developing risk-taking new works, presenting genre-defying programs and mentoring emerging artists would not be possible without the generous support of individuals like you.

Your support will ensure Performance Space keeps pushing boundaries and re-imagining the way in which art connects with audiences.

PLEASE DONATE NOW… And why not get a friend to match your donation?

Your donation, big or small, will ensure Performance Space continues supporting artists.

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible and you will be issued with a receipt.

For more information, or to discuss your donation, please contact our Development Manager, Karla Tatterson:
T +61 2 8571 9115
E development@performancespace.com.au

The Performance Space Development Fund is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.


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