What we can achieve together

Punctum creates live performance adventures for artists and audiences beyond city limits.  Each production is a wild proposition of ‘what if’, opening the way for a bold and exquisite response.  In 2004 Punctum was but a seed of an idea, planted in the like minds of four contemporary artists.  In the 13 years since, this idea has been propagated state wide, nationally and internationally through 40 new contemporary Live Arts works and 50 Live Arts residencies.   We've become a landing pad for over 400 artists to take risks and an engine room of adventure for over 10,000 participants/audience members.

The difference we can make together.  We can -

Country connection - $5

As part of Punctum’s connection to country, for every $5 donation received during the month of June, Punctum’s Artistic Director Jude Anderson will plant a local Corymbia Citriodora seed (the glorious lemon scented gum) where a pine plantation once stood.  Grow the arts while giving to country where tree change is the difference $5 makes.

Host an artist in our Seedpod Residency Program - $3,000

Now in its 10th year, our Seedpod Residency is an intensive period where artists create new work, develop their practice and hone their ideas with regional audiences.  Each Seedpod Residency costs us $5,000.  Many of our Seedpod alumni have gone on to present their work nationally and internationally.

Mentor the next generation of creative producers who seek to drive arts adventure in regional settings - $2,000

Let's continue to create opportunities which will directly influence the future arts landscape in regional Australia. By mentoring emerging creative producers, we shape professional pathways and opportunities in Australia and beyond.
 

Connect expert regional artists with emerging artists - $1000

In this way we guarantee that expert artists assist the breadth of emerging artists we engage in our different programs. 
 

Document and review each Seedpod - $800

This ensures Seedpod artists are provided with professional documentation and critical feedback from photographers and writers, which is critical to the next steps in their work.
 

Maintain our two creative spaces - $500

Helping us maintain our venues and equipment allows us to host an annual program of installations, performances, public forums and gatherings, workshops, and presentations. 
 

Connect our day to day to the world - $100, $50 and $25

The day to day tasks of running Punctum and the travel required connects us, and independent artists and regional arts practice to national and international partners and opportunities.

Ways to donate

Online 

Direct Deposit Banking 

Punctum Inc
Bendigo Bank
BSB - 633000 
Account Number – 143391845

Cheque/Money Order 

Made out to Punctum Inc. 
Posted to Punctum, 1 Halford St, Castlemaine VIC 3450 
 

Or contact our General Manager, Adrian Corbett at gm@punctum.com.au to discuss other ways of supporting our work.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 

“This project showed me the richness in my life that I can bring to artists. I really thought I had nothing to offer people outside my family. Your questions drew me out of myself and I saw things from a whole new perspective.”

Audience member - Big Walk to Golden Mountain, 2017.

"The way we were invited to open up inquiry from the very beginning, the consistent emphasis to challenge our approach to spaces and audience, the final showing’s Q&A and quite deep commentary about the work’s form and content and its impact on individual audience members has transformed our work."

Elissa Goodrich - Dusk to Dawn, 2014 Seedpod.

“Punctum epitomises Cultural Leadership in Australia and Country Arts SA is delighted to have partnered with such a pioneering organisation.” 

Steve Mayhew – Country Arts SA, 2016

“Punctum’s work with us, ‘Migratory Complex’ was exemplary. It filled our venues and public spaces with a two-week program of 16 works and drew a public of over 3,700 audience members, and over 200 participants.  Of all the international organisations with whom we worked, they shone the most. It was magic.”

Anne Andre – 2015 European Capital of Culture, 2015