Double down, double up!
In 2017 JUTE Theatre Company will achieve the extraordinary milestone of 25 years in operation. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing as witnessed in 2016 with the company facing an uncertain future due to a sector-wide shake up of the funding models and more emphasis being placed on non-Government fundraising.
With funding now secured from Arts QLD and the Catalyst – Australian Arts and Culture Fund, JUTE can continue the important work of telling the stories of our region and you can help.
The Cairns community has a special opportunity to help JUTE this Christmas in its aim to appoint a Development Officer with a 100 per cent tax deductable donation that will be matched dollar for dollar by Creative Partnerships Australia.
Creative Partnerships Australia has provided JUTE Theatre with this opportunity in recognition of its outstanding national reputation.
According to JUTE Theatre’s CEO and Artistic Director, Suellen Maunder, this is the first time in the theatre company’s 24 year history that it has been acknowledged this way.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring funds into the city and provide employment.”
In short! For every dollar donated to JUTE, Creative Partnerships Australia will double the money; matching every donation, dollar for dollar up to $50,000. For example – every $100 will become
$200, every $500 will become $1000 and so on.
“For more than two decades JUTE has worked hard to enrich its local community with culture by telling people’s stories and engaging people with the arts. Our work in remote Indigenous communities, with young people and with artists of differing abilities is all part of this story,” said Ms Maunder.
According to Ms Maunder, the company needs to be sustainable for the next quarter of a century which is why they are planning to appoint a Development Officer.
“This person will be responsible for developing new revenue streams and opportunities that will underpin JUTE’s productions, touring series of remote FNQ, its theatre school, online playwright’s program and more. We have until early next year to achieve our fundraising goal and we are committed to giving it our best shot.“
For more information visit the JUTE website: jute.com.au