Access Arts Inc

SAFE Fund

The SAFE fund has been established to provide fast, flexible assistance to emerging and professional artists living in Queensland experiencing disability or disadvantage.

Through your generous donations a creative spark will brighten the lives of many individuals, families and their communities.

The significant costs of attending conferences, training courses or events and the lack of timely funding options can mean that opportunities are missed. Often a piece of equipment for a short period of mentoring could make all the difference to artists seeking professional careers.

Access Arts Queensland is the peak body working with artists, cultural workers and their communities across Queensland. We deliver a range of Professional Arts and Cultural services with an emphasis on those communities, groups and individuals who experience disability and disadvantage.

Peter and Marilyn's Story

Peter Vance became a life member of Access Arts in March 2006. Marilyn, his wife and lifelong love of 44 years died one month later after a short fight with cancer.

In September the previous year Marilyn and Peter were encouraged and supported by Access Arts to join Sound Circles at World Expo, Nagoya, Japan. For the first time in their lives they were given the opportunity to combine their separate loves of the Visual and Performing Arts which Marilyn captured on her new digital camera.

Marilyn died of angiosarcoma cancer on Good Friday 2006. After her diagnosis in November 2005 they both agreed that Sacred Angels sounded much better than angiosarcoma so peter chose this as the name for the Fund.

"SAFE is a way of saying thank you to Access Arts who gave us an opportunity to expand our artistic and life journeys at a time when we needed it most. It is Marilyn's strong creative spirit and love of art that inspired me to start SAFE and I hope that you will be able to join me in supporting this appeal," says Peter Vance.

Access Arts Queensland is the peak body working with artists, cultural workers and their communities across Queensland. We deliver a range of Professional Arts and Cultural services with an emphasis on those communities, groups and individuals who experience disability and disadvantage.

Key Areas of Expenditure

SAFE provides timely, one-off funding of up to $1000 for scholarships, grants or no interest loans throughout the year. SAFE also provides an annual award for outstanding achievement in both the performing and visual arts.

Contact Details

1F / 24 Macquarie Street
TENERIFFE QLD, 4005

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.