What will Arts for Life achieve?
Arts for Life is the Geelong Performing Arts Centre's major endowment fund. It has been established to ensure the centre remains a place where our children first experience the performing arts; a centre which nurtures local emerging artists; and a centre where both Australian and the world's finest artists continue to perform on our stages.
Our invaluable community organisations can never be taken for granted. With only 20 per cent of our annual income generated from government sources, additional income through Arts for Life will give the Centre the opportunity to confidently plan and build the artistic programs.
• Support for the development of emerging artists, education programs and new cultural activities across the Arts Precinct
• Increased access for schools, community groups, organisations, and independent producers wishing to present performances at Geelong Performing Arts Centre
• A greater number of performances by leading Australian and international artists across the performing arts
How to show your support
Arts for Life aims to raise $10 million to be built up over 10 years.
There are three principle ways to make a donation to the Fund:
1. A Bequest
If, once you have remembered your family, you also have the capacity to invest in your community then a bequest - a provision in your will - is the perfect legacy to acknowledge the pleasure you have received from your involvement with Geelong Performing Arts Centre over the years. Such a bequest would normally take the form of a nominated dollar amount or as a percentage of your estate. This is a very personal decision and should only be made after discussion with those assisting you with the drafting of your will.
2. A once-off significant donation
Once-off significant donations could be in cash, a gift of shares, proceeds from a life insurance policy or a realisable asset. These significant donations could also be made as a bequest.
3. Annual giving
Every donation received assists Geelong Performing Arts Centre in the delivery of its annual artistic program. All donations over $2 are tax deductible as the centre is registered as a charitable organisation and endorsed for Charity Tax Concessions. The Endowment Fund is also registered as a deductible gift recipient (DGR).