Have you heard the news? After 22 incredible years our founding Artistic Director Kate Sulan is stepping down this July. It’s a bittersweet moment – we are in awe of everything Kate has created and we’ll miss her, but we couldn’t be more excited to have new artistic leadership from Katrina Cornwell and Morgan Rose. It’s a time of consolidation and evolution for us and we want you to come along for the ride. We’ll talk more about Kate’s incredible legacy and her final Rawcus performance soon but for today we’d like to talk to you about Rawcus’ future.
Please renew your donation to Rawcus today and be part of the new adventure with Katrina and Morgan so that our Ensemble can continue their creative exploration with optimism, curiosity and energy into 2022 and beyond. We hope you will make a donation
At this time of change, we’d like to thank you for your generous support to date. For over 22 years every time we step into our rehearsal room, onto the stage or work with community to offer exceptional and inclusive arts and cultural experiences we know we couldn’t do any of it without our wonderful donors and supporters.
We’re proud to say that Rawcus is widely regarded as best practice in inclusive art making and presentations. We don’t simply aim to meet industry standards, we’re always looking to innovate in our arts and organisational practice. We create arts and cultural experiences that are accessible for everyone in the community including our Ensemble, collaborating artists and audiences.
It goes without saying the ongoing pandemic continues to challenge the arts and cultural sector and although we are over joyed to have returned to face to face rehearsals and performances we know there is still a long road to recovery for Rawcus and the community. The pandemic has highlighted importance of nurturing a connected and inclusive community but the truth is there are many artists and community members that continue to face barriers to full participation and contribution. Your support helps to remove barriers for our Ensemble and take our work to the community.
While we always live our deep commitment to innovation and accessibility we should be frank that this comes at significant financial costs that continue to rise. While we’re always efficient, we always need further support to me more inclusive for the community and to provide further career pathways for diverse performers and artists.
Your donation directly goes to supporting Rawcus to offer
- Disability Support Workers
- Auslan Interpreters
- Audio Describers
- Tactile tours
- Sensory sensitive information for artists and audiences
- Accessible production costs including set, props and costumes
- Low cost or free arts and cultural experiences for the community
- Rapid Antigen tests, face masks and odour free hand santiser
The Ensemble are more invigorated than ever to work together to dream up and live out their exciting future. We sincerely hope we can continue to count upon your support and hope that you can make a donation to help us ride out the challenges that remain on the horizon and to continue to innovate accessibility to arts and cultural participation and contribution.
There are several easy donation payment options
1. ONLINE DONATION – www.givenow.com.au/rawcus
2. DIRECT DEBIT – Account number 408168 BSB 033169 Account name: Rawcus Theatre Company Inc. and email us so we can forward receipt email@example.com
3. CHEQUE – Cheques should be made payable to Rawcus Theatre Inc. and post to Jacque Robinson Rawcus General Manager PO BOX 2206, St Kilda West, Victoria 3182.
Rawcus Chair on behalf of the Rawcus Board