Pledge now to help build art workspace
Promotions co-ordinator Belinda Vernon has announced the launch of PledgeMe, the fundraising initiative to raise $100,000 by the end of March to build an art workspace at the Mangawhai Artists' Gallery.
The launch was, fittingly, held in the courtyard of the Bennetts complex at the village, where artists, friends, families and supporters, including the Kaipara mayor, gathered to be appraised of the project and pledge their monetary support.
“It’s so important for our community and we are committed to making this happen – we need people to contribute whatever they can,” said Mary-Anne Boyd, Mangawhai Artists Inc. (MAI) chair. “This is for the creativity, participation and wellbeing in our community. It is especially important for people to know that while the target is an ambitious one, the art workspace and the artists gallery are community-owned, and always will be, so achieving this will benefit our community now and in the future.”
Last week pledges received from 81 people amounted to almost $21,000 with 25 days of the campaign still to go. Pledges are collected after April 1 only if the target of $100,000 is achieved.
Go to pldg.me/mangawhaiart to follow progress and pledge your donation.
Celebrating the PledgeMe launch on February 23, from left, Mary-Anne Boyd, MAI chair; Joanna Roberts a Friend; Peter Wethey, deputy mayor; Belinda Vernon, FOMA coordinator; Hinurewa te Hau, Creative Northland GM; Jason Smith, Kaipara mayor.