FAQs - Ulumbarra Foundation
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ulumbarra Foundation?

The Ulumbarra Foundation has been established to attract philanthropic support for Central Victoria’s performing arts.  A strong performing arts sector with the ability to contribute to its own development will benefit regional residents and businesses alike by adding to the rich tapestry of cultural experiences in Central Victoria.  Named to recognise Bendigo’s new world-class performance theatre, The Ulumbarra Foundation is the only charity in Central Victoria devoted to performing arts.

What is the purpose of the Ulumbarra Foundation?

The Foundation’s purpose is to benefit the development and delivery of performing arts at Bendigo’s unique arts venues, notably Ulumbarra Theatre, The Capital, Bendigo Town Hall and The Engine Room.  The Foundation’s activities will also support performing arts organisations, artists and the wider regional community through inspirational programs and funding initiatives.

What are the objectives of the Ulumbarra Foundation?

  • To provide a framework to enable new funding sources to flow to Central Victoria’s performing arts programs, venues and artists.
  • To attract philanthropic support.
  • To raise awareness of and wide participation in performing arts programs and venues.
  • To develop and engage regional artists, audiences and communities.
  • To improve facilities and foster community strengthening activities.
  • To promote and deliver new programming and attract new audiences.

Who are the Board Members?

A high-calibre board of directors manages the Foundation and is charged with leading efforts to raise funds and develop opportunities for performing arts in Bendigo and Central Victoria.  Board Members are: Gordon McKern OAM, the Hon. Howard Nathan QC AM, Margaret Keech, Vicki Pearce, Carolyn Stanford, Dale Pearce, Robin Bragg, Pip Johanson and Dawn Colbourne OAM.

How can I support?

Make a donation

From opera to ballet, plays, musicals and orchestras, philanthropy is the lifeblood of performing arts institutions around the world. It is only with the support of individuals, trusts, foundations and bequests that established performing arts communities are able to survive and produce world class artistry. With more than 5,000 Australian philanthropic organisations distributing some $50 million annually, it is vital that Central Victoria’s performing arts community positions itself to benefit from this generosity. Bendigo has a thriving performing arts community that is as deserving of philanthropic support as its metropolitan counterparts. A donation of any amount can be made here and donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Planned Giving Program – Bequests

Remember the Ulumbarra Foundation in your will and invest your legacy in enriching the lives of Central Victorians. Your generosity will help deliver unique performing arts programs and projects throughout our large and small communities.  Leaving a remembrance in your will can take several different forms:

  • Specific bequest – a gift from your estate of a specific item such as property, shares or a sum of money.
  • Percentage bequest – a percentage bequest instructs a set portion or percentage of your estate to be granted to the Ulumbarra Foundation.
  • Residual bequest – a residual bequest is what is left of your estate after making your gifts to family and friends but is not a specific amount of money.

We encourage you to discuss these options with your solicitor, trustee or will preparer.

If you would also like to have a confidential discussion with someone from the Ulumbarra Foundation about your plans for leaving a remembrance, or to discuss how your gift might be used, call (03) 4408 6512 or email info@ulumbarrafoundation.org.au


Annual Giving Program

From end-March 2018 the Ulumbarra Foundation will be accepting contributions to its annual giving program which will give performing arts supporters the ability to support specific projects and activities, while enjoying a deeper sense of involvement in the performing arts in Bendigo.  Contributors to the annual giving program may join the Founders Circle, or become Foundation Patrons or Ensemble Donors of the Ulumbarra Foundation.

More information is available here

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Ulumbarra Shiraz

A handcrafted, limited edition 2012 Shiraz from Mandurang Valley Winery has been bottled to commemorate the opening of the Ulumbarra Theatre. Now, every dollar from wine sales is directed to the Ulumbarra Foundation. A wonderful way to show your support, or provide a memorable gift for friends and family.

Ulumbarra Shiraz $35 per bottle or $195 per box of 6

Click here to purchase

What are current projects of the Ulumbarra Foundation?

New StArt

The New StArt program will provide a quality performing arts experience to individuals who may not have otherwise been able to attend a performance, due to social or economic disadvantage, or distance.

The New StArt program will:

  • Inspire and delight new performing arts audiences
  • Bring joy to individuals, previously unfamiliar with performing arts
  • Expose and integrate community members, including Aboriginal and refugee communities, to Bendigo arts and culture
  • Promote and facilitate social inclusion for less-engaged residents
  • Broaden the positive social outcomes of performing arts activities
  • Support and enhance the purposes of the Ulumbarra Foundation

Further information: info@ulumbarrafoundation.org.au

 

Pathways

The Pathways program will support students interested in performing arts and others wishing to develop their skills, as well as engage and educate all students through performing arts workshops, classes, performance and education.

The Pathways program will:

  • Develop opportunities for local performing arts students and others to connect with national touring companies staging performances in Bendigo.
  • Strengthen pathways to industry and further education

Further information: info@ulumbarrafoundation.org.au

 

Performing Arts Power-Up

The Ulumbarra Foundation’s Performing Arts Power-up grants program has been created to support the City of Greater Bendigo’s performing arts organisations, through two rounds of funding of up to $5000 per round in 2018.  Applications must be prepared in accordance with these Application Guidelines and only online applications will be accepted.

Round 1 applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Saturday March 31, 2018

Round 2 applications close at 5.00pm AEST on Friday August 31, 2018

Further information and application guidelines here