Learn how to fundraise in the Creative Partnerships ART CLINIC

MATCH Lab is the new iteration of Creative Partnerships Australia's matched funding program for independent artists and groups.
 Many artists and groups have said that while the matched funding opportunity in previous programs was great for helping them secure donors, they also wanted to benefit from a more hands-on experience with Creative Partnerships Australia to boost their skills in arts fundraising, and learn how to maintain the momentum they’d built in their fundraising campaigns. So an extra component has been added to the program in the Raising Money for Art clinic. The clinic will help participants develop a deeper understanding of what support is out there and how to go about making the approaches they need.

 Successful applicants will build their fundraising skills and knowledge at the clinic, and then can put those skills into practice with a fundraising campaign for a nominated project. Their campaigns will be boosted by Creative Partnerships Australia matching funds raised, dollar-for-dollar.

 As part of MATCH Lab we’ll fund your attendance at the Raising Money For Art clinic, your return airfares, two-nights’ accommodation and meals; plus, we’ll match, dollar-for-dollar, money raised through that fundraising campaign up to $10,000 per participant, to help you leverage support for your new project.

 MATCH Lab can help artists really understand more about their potential to build private sector support and fund their art in a sustainable way. It’s not a straight-up grants program; it’s designed to be a professional development opportunity.

 Full guidelines for the program, FAQs and fundraising resources are available here: https://www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au/how-we-can-help/programs/match


Applications close on 17 February 2017.

Yarn in the Yards

Come along and enjoy a Yarn in the Yards @ Birregurra Hall - Saturday 4th Feb 1-4pm

Come along and enjoy a FREE arvo of yarns about yarn with Tarndwarncoort Homestead—from growing wool, to processing it, to selling it, to using it.
Bring along a woolcraft project to work away at while you listen or try your hand at wool grading, wool spinning or have the kids make you a felt ball key ring.
It's the last event in The Yards for 2017 and what a summer it's been!! If you haven't had a chance to check out The Yards yet, now's your chance to visit before it's dismantled in preparation for permanent landscaping.

The Yards has been an fun temporarIly activated space set up as part of the Birregurra enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation. From the end of February, the space will be dismantled in preparation for permanent landscaping that will reflect the spirit and functionality of The Yards. All the materials used in The Yards Pop Up will either be returned, re-purposed or recycled within the community. 
We'd love to hear your feedback on the space so we can pass on to the landscape designer who is preparing a master-plan for the space as well as the front of Birregurra Hall. Your voice will help shape and create the permanent space for our community. Click here to participate in the short feedback survey.
NOTE: Filming and photography will be taking place during this event for publicity and reporting purposes for Birregurra Community Arts Group and Regional Arts Victoria. Please inform the team at the gate if you do not wish to have your images recorded.

Birregurra Community Arts Group is a key partner in the Birregurra enLIGHTen Me Small Town Transformation. For more information about the project, visit www.enlightenmebirre.com or follow the Facebook page HERE.