CULTURE BANK WILL HAVE A NEW ROUND OPENING: 1 MAY UNTIL 31 MAY (closes 5pm sharp) 2020. Please do not make funding applications out side of this time frame, as they will not be considered in this round. Please read the terms and conditions when applying. *Due to the pandemic crisis you may have to REALLY think out of the box for this round, because we will still be unsure about how things will unfold in the future and time lines and social distancing laws etc. WE think you will be able to think of some creative ways around it. New ideas, new potentials, new dreams and visions for our community.
CULTURE BANK is run by Our Community Project, Port Kembla – our aim is to use people centred innovation and social enterprise to empower and build access, equity, social action and community spirit. We seek to support and motivate, using a citizen driven approach that recognises the value of all people to contribute.
To put it simply: The money you contribute will support cultural projects that belong to Wollongong – art, poetry, music, film, circus, books, theatre, creative workshops among many other creative expressions. The more people who join Culture Bank, the more funds available to spend on creating and enhancing the cultural life of our community.
Our regional scope for project funding is from Helensburgh to the Nowra boundary.
We earnestly ask you to help us – and spread the word among your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. Together we can build on the cultural fund we have available! There has never been a lack of fantastic ideas for projects that come out of our community, but there is definitely a lack of resources to support these concepts. Your contribution will make a REAL difference.
Once you are a member of Culture Bank you can choose to be be involved in deciding which projects receive our financial support. Lively and inspiring dinners are held a couple of times a year and members share great food, while we discuss the projects that are submitted. A new group of members will come together for each Decision Dinner.
When appropriate, members receive invitations to the public events Culture Bank has supported and we also provide you with updates and developments.
Maybe you are one of those who could benefit from our money?
Culture Bank will support all types of creativity, people of all ages and all backgrounds. You do not need to be a member to apply for funds. We announce funding rounds periodically, but they are usually twice a year. If we could double our membership we would be able to give more money away, more often. That is the issue here – we NEED more members and we need our community to get behind Culture Bank.
If YOU don’t support us – WE cannot continue to give money to creative people.
Aviva Sheb’a – Performing Oral History and Vocal Dance
Image: Andrew Marley