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Arts and Culture

Supporting arts and culture benefits individual artists or productions and society as a whole. Arts and culture are an essential part of a healthy community - helping to strengthen them socially, educationally, and economically.

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What is Arts and Culture Philanthropy and why is it important to support?

Arts and culture are essential to our communities. Older community members can enjoy the health benefits from participating in various arts activities and improved health outcomes by reducing pain, stress, and anxiety. Young children can also benefit significantly from the arts with enhanced social and emotional skills and advanced cognitive skills.

Arts and culture charities, nonprofits and social enterprises work to provide programs and activities for community members, along with bringing people together by creating and producing performing arts performances. These organizations can also support museums to bring arts to the public and preserve and document art and culture throughout history.

By selecting an art and culture recipient on Giveabl to donate to, you ensure that past, present and future art projects and productions will be accessible and able to be enjoyed by all in the community.

Give to the arts

Donating to performing arts-related charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises means supporting individuals and organizations that contribute to the arts and entertainment industry. These essential facets of the performing arts provide entertainment, a place for the community to connect and a creative outlet for the artists.

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Performing Arts Disciplines
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Visual arts

Architecture, Art conservation, Ceramic arts, Cinematography, Design, Digital arts, Directing, Drawing, Painting, Photograph, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile arts

Photo of a theater stage by Gwen King on Unsplash
Performing arts

Animation, Circus, Dance, Drama, Music, Performance art, Performing arts education, Screenwriting, Spoken word, Theatre

Photo of 3 young girls working on pieces of art by Yogendra Singh on Unsplash
Arts Services

Arts services, Arts administration, Arts council, Arts education, Arts exchange

Hands cutting some wax by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Weaving, Carving, Pottery, Embroidery, Macrame, Beading, Sewing, Quilting

Photo of Cloud Gate in Chicago by Sawyer Bengtson on Unsplash
Public arts

Art in the public realm: Statues, Installations, Murals, Public performances

Photo of a man performing a breathing fire routine by Alex Alvarez on Unsplash
Cross artforms

Facilitating the bringing together of different artforms

Photo of 3 girls sitting at a festival by Aranxa Esteve on Unsplash

Film festivals

Photo of a man filming another man playing the guitar by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Documentary, Filmmaking, TV drama, Video

Support cultural endeavors

Giving to cultural endeavors ensures that cultural artifacts, commemorations and celebrations are supported and available to be enjoyed by all in the community. Cultural awareness activities allow people to see and experience different cultures and promote connection and acceptance.

Your support of museums protects cultural and historical artefacts that provide insight into the past. They also offer a space for children to learn about history and cultures different from their own.

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Cultural Disciplines
Photo of inside a museum by Zalfa Imani on Unsplash

Art galleries and art museums, Children’s museums, Ethnic or culturally-specific museums, History museums, Keeping places, Maritime museums, Natural history museum, Planetariums,
Science museums, Sport and hobby museums

Photo of Jokhang Temple in Tibet by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash
Cultural awareness

Ethnic and multicultural arts, Sacred sites, Traditional knowledge

Photo of white crosses by Sandy Millar on Unsplash
Historical activities

Commemorations, Genealogy, Historic preservation, War memorials

Photo of Hieroglyphs in tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses IV by Tom Podmore on Unsplash

Art history, History, Languages, Linguistics, Literature and writing, Philosophy

Photo of a cultural festival by Nandu Menon on Unsplash

Cultural festival, Food festival

Beananging Kwuurt Institute
ABN 14030626484
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We provided emergency food vouchers and also food from Food Rescue to local Aboriginal people.
Cultural Diversity Network
ABN 75216602591
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Kyogle Together
ABN 16530482569
Endorsed DGR Item 1
Kyogle Together Inc. is a local community development organisation that nurtures community leadership and holistically works towards a connected and inclusive community. As a notforprofit community organisation Kyogle Together Inc. provides key community services and activities via innovative programs. We are committed to listening to and working alongside the community, promoting inclusiveness and respect.
Perth Korean War Memorial Committee
ABN 90608024391
Listed by name DGR Item 1
The Ramsay Centre For Western Civilisation
ABN 22617686905
Listed by name DGR Item 1
Our objective, as set out in our Constitution, is to advance education by promoting studies and discussion associated with the establishment and development of western civilisation, including through establishing and administering scholarship funds and educational courses in collaboration and partnership with universities and other educational providers. We aim to achieve this objective by:a. University Partnerships: Funding the creation and teaching of Western Civilisation undergraduate degree pathways in collaboration with three Australian universities, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland and Australian Catholic University. In addition, a suite of Ramsay Undergraduate scholarships are available for Australian students to complete the Western Civilisation programs as part of a single or double degree;b. Postgraduate Scholarships: Endowing a number of national Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarships, open to recent Australian graduates from a range of academic disciplines, for study at prestigious overseas universities. First students are due to commence in 2021; andc. Public Outreach Program and Other Activities: Promoting a wider appreciation of western civilisation through a public lecture series of distinguished visiting speakers, great books series, podcasts a summer program for senior high school students and other events.
Women Illawarra
ABN 26002929204
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We are a not for profit, legally incorporated community association that operates from a feminist and social justice perspective for the empowerment of women. We provided a range of programs, services and support to women, girls and children in the Illawarra region who were experiencing multiple vulnerabilities, including domestic violence, social inequality, poverty, marginalisation and gender discrimination.
Wyndham Historical Society
ABN 29672739229
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
. Maintained access to the public to learn about the history of the area. Preserved articles. photos and suitable items to illustrate what has happened in the past in this town and area.
Broome Historical Society
ABN 60520306348
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
1. To foster an interest in the history and heritage of Broome.2. To collect, classify and preserve any item, record, book, paper, or other document pertaining to the history of Broome.3. To obtain and maintain premises for the purpose of storage of and display of the property, and collection of the Society.4. To maintain and preserve the collection and displays of the Broome Historical Society Museum on behalf of and in the interests of Broome and its general community.5. To expend monies raised by the Society primarily on maintaining the Museum, its collections and operations and secondarily on preserving information, items and sites that have been formerly recognised (e.g. by the Shire of Broome Municipal Heritage Inventory, the Register of the Heritage Council, the National Trust listings) as being part of Broome’s heritage.
Carnarvon Heritage Group
ABN 24577565956
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
The association operates with the assistance of Unpaid volunteers to maintain historical buildings and artefacts relevant to the One Mile Jetty and the port of Carnarvon.
Gravity Discovery Centre Foundation
ABN 26892177952
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
We delivered science education programs to schools children and the public and provided inspiration to explore the big questions of the universe
Nungarin Heritage Machinery & Army Museum
ABN 76406320498
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
To encourage interest in the preservation of historical relics, machinery, buildings and records. To establish and maintain a historical museum and buildings.
Eastern Goldfields Historical Society
We work together to inspire communities about the unique histories and heritage of the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia by enriching current and future generations through the preservation of our collections and through communication and education about the diverse histories and heritage of our region.
Frequently asked questions

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Why should I give to the arts?

The arts are an important part of society. They help create jobs and provide critical thinking, communication, and innovation skills essential to 21st-century careers. They also help people with health and well-being through art therapy. The arts also help to preserve culture and heritage for future generations.

Communities and people have been bought together to participate in and enjoy the arts throughout history.

Does the Government support the arts and culture?

This depends on where you live in the world - some Governments provide funding for arts and culture programs. This funding can cover the total cost of programs, whilst the funding can go to a portion of the cost at other times. There are also many instances where arts and culture programs, scholarships or productions are not funded. This is where charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises are vital in the arts and culture space.

In today’s environment, Government spending and funding are incredibly competitive. Simply relying on Government funding is not a viable option for those in the arts and culture space.

How could my donation help arts and culture?

By donating to arts and culture, you could help fund things like after school art programs, free concerts, or art supplies for underfunded schools.

How do I know my donation is going to help arts and culture?

There are a few things you can research to make sure your donation will help arts and culture. You can look up the organization online and read about their mission and how they plan to use donations. You can also contact the organization directly and ask specific questions about what your donation will be used for. Finally, you can look for reviews or articles written about the organization to get an idea of their effectiveness.

How else can I support charities and nonprofits that focus on arts and culture, aside from donations?

There are a number of ways to support charities and nonprofits that focus on arts and culture, aside from donations. Some ways include volunteering your time, attending events, and spreading the word about the organization to your networks. Additionally, you can advocate for the arts and culture sector through your government representatives.

Arts and culture are here for every one

Through Giveabl, you can help ensure the continuation of arts and culture in society by supporting local, national and international performing arts productions, museums and galleries, visual art projects, festivals and historical activities.

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