Message from Black Swan Patron Sally Burton
As Patron of Black Swan State Theatre Company, I am passionate about the arts in Perth and Black Swan needs your help to secure the future of theatre in WA.
It is an exciting time for Black Swan as the state theatre company and an important time for the city of Perth to be re-invigorated.
There is minimal funding to support Black Swan’s operational costs to run a state theatre program for West Australians. Black Swan holds a strong vision to become a bigger player in the Australian arts arena. I am confident they have the potential to become critically acclaimed and be internationally recognised for work.
Operational costs to produce and present theatre are extremely high which means funding that could be spent on bringing to life the creative vision of our own local WA talent is limited. Basic theatre costs such as costumes, set and lighting designs, venue hire and rehearsal space is costly and it’s up to Black Swan to cover those costs. Government funding allocated to the Company covers approximately 49% of total costs, so Black Swan must rely on the generosity of the people of Perth to cover the shortfall in the budget.
I encourage you to be part of theatre in WA by giving.
Patron, philanthropist and WA arts advocate
How to become part of Encore!
Black Swan’s private giving program Encore! provides you with the opportunity to contribute as much as you like:
Behind the Scenes $500 to $999
First Call $1,000 to $2,499
Opening Act $2,500 to $4,999
Applause $5,000 to $9,999
Encore! $10,000 and above
My Choice You decide
|LEVEL||AMOUNT||ABLE TO PURCHASE...|
|Behind the Scenes||$500||special lighting equipment|
|First Call||$1,000||a magnificent costume|
|Opening Act||$2,500||props for a set design|
|Applause||$5,000||one season mentoring for a WA emerging artist|
|Encore!||$10,000||one extra week of rehearsals for a production|
Click the red box above to send your gift and become part of Encore! or click here to download a form to donate via mail. You can also contact us by phone using your credit card or to obtain our account details for a direct deposit.
If you wish to donate a gift $10,000 or over please contact our Philanthropy Manager, Andree McIntyre on (08) 6212 9300 or email email@example.com and she will be able to assist you in directing your funds to a particular project or production.
Black Swan respects your privacy and you can nominate to remain anonymous.
Black Swan appreciates any donation amount. All donations over $2 to Black Swan are tax deductible.
A Special Thank You
Founding Patron Janet Holmes à Court AC continues to give annually to support Black Swan’s commissioning programme and to provide its educational activities, directly assisting young Western Australian. Her generosity and support over many years is highly appreciated and continues to provide the platform for the future of Black Swan and its giving program.