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“Of course it is possible to live without the arts,
but to do so compromises the very art of living”
– Johnnetta B. Cole
Our vision is for Hawke’s Bay to become a region known for its innovative, inclusive and diverse arts scene – a region where the arts are a part of all our everyday lives, where young talent can grow and where the arts sit alongside wine and food as pillars of the region’s identity.

The purpose of the Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund is to provide a long term, sustainable source of funding for the arts in Hawke’s Bay.

 

WHY DO WE NEED THIS?

We know that great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better for our whole community.

We also know that funding for the arts at a national level is an ever-decreasing proposition with little prospect of change. If we want a thriving arts scene in Hawke’s Bay, we’re going to have to fund it from within our region’s resources.

 

WHO CAN GIVE TO THE HAWKE’S BAY ARTS FUND?

Donations will be welcomed from any individuals, families, businesses or trusts who care about creating and sustaining a vibrant arts scene in Hawke’s Bay. Donations can be made during an individual’s lifetime, or through an individual’s will, as a lasting legacy to the arts in Hawke’s Bay.

 

HOW WILL IT WORK?

The Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund will be established under Hawke’s Bay Foundation as a specific “field of interest” fund. This is the first specific field of interest fund which Hawke’s Bay Foundation has established.

The Arts Fund will operate on an endowment model. This means that the capital of any donation into the Arts Fund will be preserved, and invested for the long term (and grown with inflation). Only the earnings generated on the invested funds will be used to fund the arts in Hawke’s Bay.

 

WHAT TYPES OF ORGANISATIONS WOULD BENEFIT?

The Hawke’s Bay Arts Fund will support charitable purposes and projects which create opportunities for Hawke’s Bay people to engage with, and participate in, all forms of arts and culture.

 

CAN YOU HELP?

Join us in building a thriving arts community in Hawke’s Bay that will continue to serve future generations. Give today, or make a bequest in your will and create a lasting legacy to our talented creative community.

Call us on 06 870 4648 or email Linda Calder linda@hawkesbayfoundation.org.nz to find out more.

 
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