Everyone is invited to join us this Saturday in Studio One for a pop up fundraiser for our crowd-funding project.
Garage sale goodies on offer include all sorts of paints, art books, pallettes, easels, odds, ends and all-sorts. Payment by cash or EFTPOS. If you have art supplies that are looking for a new home and want to contribute to a good cause please get in touch about dropping these off at the village before Saturday.
A koha art making activity will also be on the go, helping make a community bunting project that will decorate the public space in our building over Summer - family-friendly and fun.
There will also be cups of tea and biscuits available for koha.
All funds raised will be going towards our funding campaign for an Outdoor Modular Stage for Rotorua. Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust are matching donations $1 for $1 and we are so grateful for their support! You can give online at our Boosted page: www.boosted.org.nz/projects/rotorua's-outdoor-performance-stage
About this project:
The Arts Village is a dynamic community arts space in Rotorua with more than 23,350 people involved in classes, exhibitions, workshops and events in our studios and galleries.
We love our historic buildings - they are special and full of character and quirks...but what we don't have on site is a raised performance space, or any purpose built outdoor space. This means that we are really limited in being able to include performance arts in the programmes we offer and events we host.
Our answer to this need is simple: an outdoor modular stage for creative events in Rotorua that can be used for performances, kai, and kōrero. Big enough to comfortably suit most performance needs, but also small enough that it can be popped on a truck and transported to other locations in our region for other events. Modular in two platforms so that you can use one, or two; and set it up in the configuration you need.
This isn't just a stage for The Arts Village, it's a stage that can be used all over Rotorua.
We need to raise $11,000 to make this project happen - and the great news is that Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust have come on board to match fund this project (up to $5,500). Meaning that for every $1 donated we receive $2 - how cool is that!
So we invite you to be a part of making our dream a reality by donating to the campaign or sharing this with your friends and whānau. Become part of our dream of seeing Rotorua be a vibrant and creative community where there are no barriers to participating in the arts!