Artist Bohie Palecek working.


Artists Strengthening Communities

In 2020, over three hundred donations from the Canberra community helped supported ten artists to deliver 29 creations for the community. We learned from these artists that they wanted opportunities to take more time, think bigger, make a difference for communities of need, and leave a lasting legacy for the whole Canberra region to enjoy.

At Belco Arts, we work to bring together artists, communities, and collaborators. And now there’s a perfect way for you to be part of these wonderful stories. We are so excited to unveil Infuse: Artists Strengthening Communities!

Through Infuse, artists will work with a community over three months, to create something new to share with the whole Canberra region.

We are asking you to support Canberra region artists through an ongoing monthly donation. Please give generously. Every dollar raised will go directly to artists, and this will go even further with collaborating organisations providing materials, venues, and support. 

Your donation is fully tax-deductible. Please pledge what you can, and let others know about how they can help.

Each month as an Infuse patron, you’ll receive updates about the artists, communities and collaborators that your donation has brought together, and the new creations that have been brought into the world.

We will be announcing new projects soon! Thank you from all of us here at Belco Arts for your support of Canberra’s artists.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my donation go?
To Canberra & ACT Region-based artists and creatives.

How much of what I donate will go to artists?
Belco Arts will pass on 100% of the funds we receive after processing fees, and bear all administrative costs ourselves. Artists will be paid their fee plus superannuation. We have selected a fundraising platform with the lowest fees we could find, and we have negotiated a special non-profit rate for small transactions with the payment processor. Processing fees vary depending on how much is donated. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt each month, and at the end of the financial year.

When will artists receive funds?
We can engage artists as soon as we receive enough donations to pay their fees, and they will be paid in advance for each phase of their work to ensure they receive the funds as soon as possible.

How long is each project and how many will there be?
Projects will last for three months each, and we hope to support four projects in 2021.

What kind of work will be created?
These will depend on the artists and communities selected – this could be visual art, music, performance, writing, or any other artform which helps the community to share their story.

How can I change my monthly donation amount?
You can manage this yourself through an online account, created for you when you donate, or email us and we can help.

How will artists and communities be selected?
Artists and communities are selected through direct contact and through open EOI callout, under Belco Arts’ usual programming processes.

How else can I help?
Please share the campaign with friends, family and colleagues, and use the social media buttons to spread the word. Thank you!

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