Photo – Cinebrah, 2018
We’re asking for the community’s financial help
To continue as a solvent association with our current liabilities we are aiming for a donations total of $30,000. This figure will help to ensure that we can pay for ongoing annual costs and not spend next year’s ticket money for any ongoing expenses; enabling us to offer maximum refunds should we again find ourselves in a position that a pandemic affects the event.
Donations are not currently tax-deductible. We are working hard to change this though.
Help us Relight the Swan!
Last updated: 29th July 2020
Blazing Swan is made possible by its amazing Community either through Volunteering or by simply buying a ticket to each year’s event.
Money raised from each year’s event ticket sales allows not just the annual event to happen, but also the following –
- Art grants to support artists in the creation of their work.
- Theme Camp grants to support camps in bringing their gifts to the annual event.
- Supports the year-round cost of the Swan’s Nest, Blazing Swan’s home base where –
- The Temple and Effigy are pre-built each year for the event.
- Short and Long term storage is available for Blazing Swan Theme Camps and Artists.
- Workshop spaces for Community Art and Construction projects.
- Workspace for Mutant Art car projects
- Office space for Blazing Swan Inc.
- Blazing Swan event storage
Why does Blazing Swan need financial help?
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic sadly bought (but important to do) a Government-mandated cancellation of events such as Blazing Swan to control the spread of the disease and flatten the curve. The financial impact of COVID-19 to Blazing Swan and its Community is something that will be felt for some time though.
Blazing Swan has had to undergo some serious belt-tightening to try to ensure its future survival as event ticket sales had not reached their peak at the date of the cancellation, and along with percentage-based ticket refunds, this has meant the usual funds to support Blazing Swan throughout the year to the following year’s event are not available.
This is where you could come in.
How can I help?
If you would like to donate to Blazing Swan to support it throughout the year and ensure it can make it through these difficult times, then hit the Donate button below. Your support will help Blazing Swan’s ability to improve its Community services and support and ensure the event comes back bigger and better every year.
Over time we hope to expand this donation ability to support other local good causes in Western Australia. Watch this space!
If you have been able to donate to Blazing Swan, thank you so much! Please note – At present, any donations are not tax-deductible. We are working hard to change this though.
If you are not able to donate in the way of money, why not consider volunteering? Without our volunteers, the event wouldn’t be possible. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learning something new and gift to the community. Head to our Volunteering page for more information.
Please refer to our Public Funds Policy