Arts Health Film & Funding Initiative
Arts Health Film & Funding Initiative
An Arts Health Film Hub, showing the healing power of the arts. Building : Cross Learning, Awareness, Collaboration & added Funding
An Arts Health Film Hub, showing the healing power of the arts. Building : Cross Learning, Awareness, Collaboration & added Funding Read more
About this project
The Arts Health Film & Funding Initiative plans to create engaging and informative films to be shared together on one website as a Hub demonstrating the power of arts to improve health.
The film website hub will give a voice to individuals in the community to support arts health programs they love. People who have family and friends who bare witness to the benefit of arts healing programs may contribute to the film making to assist in getting the message out there. Community awareness helps grow larger film budgets and increases the attraction of future funds for arts health programs.
People in the community who have witnessed the power of arts on improved health can donate towards the creations of a film to represent a program they love. Donators may also choose to generally donate funds, these will then be distributed equally to programs wishing to participate.
Organisations running arts health programs can donate specifically for a film to be made to support their own program and have their organisation listed here. The incentive is huge for arts health organisations to be involved as they are receiving significant funds for a film to be made about their program from individuals in the community who benefit directly or indirectly from the program.
The aim is for the 4 or 5 films made on arts health programs to be used by the individual organisations on their own websites. These will also be shared on a website hub portal together as a reference for cross-learning, collaborations, community awareness and ultimately more funding for the sector.
Individual donors who donate larger amounts may choose to have a film made relating to their individual arts health area of interest, or the interest of a friend or family member who is benefitting from an arts/health program.
The website hub portal will grow to include future collaborations in arts health, increasing awareness through film and including evidence based articles and reports.
We have calculated a minimum sum of funds to create upwards of 4 or 5 films representing different art health programs for the website hub. The idea is for each individual film to have budgets from $1,000 to $6,000 dollars, enabling the creation of high quality films to represent their projects. The hope is to raise more funds than the minimum crowdfunding target to facilitate extra films of the highest quality.
The campaign gives a real voice to the individuals in the community to put their money where their heart is, thus encouraging organisations to participate and gain much added value for money $ $ !
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4 Main Goals
- Cross Learning
- Community Awareness
- Greater future Funds for the sector
The concept was created by Alex Palmer, Hobart film maker who has made films for Alzheimer's Tasmania, Life Without Barriers, National Stroke Foundation and Australian Drug Foundation.
Over discussions with Jacquie Maginnis, Health Promotion Co-ordinator, Alex realised that a hub for cross learning, collaboration and raising awareness in the greater community for the value of arts in health was needed to aid co-operation and ultimately attract more funds for the arts health sector. As a second advisor for the campaign Alex brought on board the valuable experience of Desiree Fitzgibbon. Desiree has a wealth of experience in arts and healing working in Tasmania and Europe from the 80's till the present.
Desiree and Jacquie will assist with advice and networks for this valuable project.
We all see the real value of film to communicate messages of hope and evidence based growth that arts in health bring. This initiative will have the freedom from a rigid bureaucratic system to grow quickly and give a voice to members of the community. Especially individuals with family and friends who find great value or see the potential value in arts therapy and would like to directly contribute by telling their stories.
- less than $1,000
Smaller donations on average for crowd funding campaigns make up a large proportion of the total dollar target. These donors are encouraged to stipulate which organisation they would like their donation to go towards. This means that a $1,000 + donation from an organisation running an arts health initiative will be encouraged to donate early and raise awareness of their contribution to bolster the film budget for their program, potentially doubling what they initially chipped in.
For smaller donations that don't stipulate an arts health program, these funds will go towards ongoing website development and maintenance. These funds may also be divided equally amongst the film budgets depending on total funds that are raised.
- more than $1,000 +
By donating over $1,000 an individual or organisation will have a film made of their choice on the success of an arts health program ( theirs or someone else's ) either at initiation stage or retrospectively. These films can then be used for their own platforms as well as on the Arts Health Film & Funding Initiative website to be shared with the local community and the whole world to create a cross-learning tool, greater collaborations, a deeper awareness of arts health and ultimately to attract larger sums of funding for the sector.
With the Kickstarter crowd funding we set a realistic achievable funding target as a minimum to initiate the project. The system is set up to allow for extra donations past the minimum target, in order to aid a stronger Initiative. More films can then be made and for the website to diversify and grow in new directions allowing even greater cross-learning and collaborations in the future.
- planning films ( consultations )
- shooting films
- post production and editing
- film delivery
- set up of film hub portal website and ongoing maintenance
- up to 10% kickstarter fees
Due date of films and website film hub is estimated to be August-September 2017.
Risks and challenges
The great thing about this Initiative is that it has minimal risks and challenges to overcome. As it is it's own entity it allows freedom to evolve fluidly. With Alex Palmer as the film maker and primary organiser of the Initiative it has a pure simplicity whereby the donors have a direct one on one relationship with Alex and the soul purpose is to communicate their arts health program effectively. As it is a very simple arrangement the only challenge will be in deciding where and how to grow the Website Hub in collaboration between Alex, Jacquie, Desiree and the major funders ( 5k+ ).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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