This month, we are shining a light on artists who have exceeded their fundraising targets. These high achievers have reached their fundraising goals in record time and continue to garner support for their fabulous projects.
Olivia Satchell’s campaign for her Grief Trilogy project continues to gather a lot of support. Olivia and her team reached their initial goal of $5,000 and increased their target to $8,000 and are now well on their way to meet their stretch goal of $10,000. The Grief Trilogy is three plays by Liv Satchell and an ensemble of Melbourne’s leading theatre artists, exploring transformational encounters between women in public space. They will be presented as a trilogy at La Mama Theatre in 2023.
Having met fundraising targets not once, but three times, David Gagliardi is now working towards a stretch goal of $25,000 for his project Everyone Goes To Heaven In The Clothes They Died In. The project, which includes a live stage show, a filming of the work and a soundtrack album, crosses art forms by blending a mix of illustration, animation, video art, sound design, lighting design and composition for 6 pianos.
Affinity Quartet are one of the 11 finalists selected worldwide for the prestigious Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition in London. They have recently surpassed their fundraising goal of $35,000 to support travel costs and performance opportunities. Further funding will support Affinity Quartet’s training as they prepare to compete against quartets from UK, US, and Europe in this career-changing competition.
Dóra Rögnvaldsdóttir, a sculptor, arts educator and community artist from the Shoalhaven community, with Southland Creative Inc., started a campaign to raise funds for the completion and installation of Gateway – a sculpture commemorating the 2019/20 bushfires for the Ulladulla foreshore. Not only was the fundraising target met but support continues to grow for this magnificent public sculpture and important contribution to the community.