Whether it was movies providing escapism, music lifting our spirits, or our favourite paintings brightening the backgrounds of our Zoom meetings, art helped sustain us during the lockdown.
That’s why this Christmas, we’re giving to the Australian Cultural Fund, a platform raising money for Australian artists hit hard by the pandemic. Through the ACF, artists upload their project, start their fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate. Our contribution will go towards two exciting organisations, Antipodes Theatre Company and Agency, helping our cultural landscape bloom again.
Image courtesy of the Australian Cultural Fund.
Based in Melbourne, Antipodes Theatre Company (ATC) provides a collaborative and diverse environment for professional theatre production. It embraces challenging and enlightening work focusing on duality within the human condition, looking at situations from a unique angle or exposing what it’s like to step into someone else’s shoes. Since its inception, at least half of all positions, both on stage and off, have been filled by women, people of colour, people with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming people, and other members of historically or culturally marginalised communities.
Sam I Am, written and performed by Sam Martin will be part of Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival in April 2021. Image courtesy of the Australian Cultural Fund.
Agency establishes meaningful new connections between Indigenous-led initiatives and social and ethical giving. It celebrates Indigenous art, culture and people with bespoke learning opportunities, exhibitions, events, publications, residencies and cultural experiences promoted on a local and international scale.