Monday, July 2, 2012

Hey Maker! Fundraiser

Hey Maker! presents - 30 days $11 700 - A fundraiser

On Friday 22 June, Northern NSW based creative collective Hey Maker! launched a 30 day fundraising drive on the Australian crowd funding website Hey Maker! is seeking to raise $11 700 which is the minimum amount required to open the doors to what will be Murwillumbah's new creative workshop hub.

They Hey Maker! Vision
Hey Maker's vision is to inhabit a beautiful art deco space in Murwillumbah - one of many in the town that currently stands vacant - to establish a platform to showcase the artists, designers, makers and crafters of the Tweed Valley region.
They aim to provide a creative space within Murwillumbah’s town centre where local creatives can share their skills via workshops, retail their goods, interact with the public and build relationships within the community. They envisage a central arts headquarters where pop up ventures for empty shops and community events can spring forth.
“We want to help renew Murwillumbah and draw visitors into our town centre. This is an opportunity to connect the arts sector with the business sector, the maker with the public and our regional town with the broader arts industry in the Northern Rivers and beyond.” said founding member Jo Olive.
How can you help?
To see this vision take shape Hey Maker! is asking the community to pledge to their campaign on the successful Australian crowd funding website Pozible. Supporters can also view Hey Maker’s short video and read the proposal for the creative workshop hub. There is a list of gifts offered as a reward for supporting the 30 days $11 700 pozible campaign.

The growing pom-pom installation!
A growing art installation in a shop window will reflect the pledges made, with each pom-pom made representing a thank you to the supporter. Details of the campaign’s progress will be posted on the Hey Maker! facebook page and blog regularly.

Who's behind the fabulous Hey Maker! Collective?
Tweed Valley artists and creatives Belinda Smith, Ellie Beck, Jo Olive, Kathy Egan and Christy Mcleod are the founding members of Hey Maker! Their first weekend workshop in April, PotatoPrintPopUp was held at Verge Landscape Architect studio and enjoyed great success with over 200 participants joining in to create an art installation that remained on the studio wall. Two equally successful events followed, “Paper Bunting Make & Take” at Hosanna Farmstay’s ANZAC day celebrations and World Environment Day’s interactive nature installation and pinwheel making. All Hey Maker! workshops utilise recycled materials with a focus on creating art using affordable everyday objects.
“With three successful Hey Maker! events in the bag it has become very obvious to us that there is a real need for people of all ages to come together, connect with their community and feel like they are participating in something meaningful.” said founding member Kathy Egan.
30 days $11 700 is Hey Makers! first fundraising event and they need your help to make their vision a reality!

The Hey Maker! Collective Team
The fundraiser runs until Sunday 22 July! To pledge your support visit!

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