After we had closed Artastique Head Quarters halfway March, I had transferred the profits from the donated small artworks to the charities (25% to Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia and 75% to Animals Australia).
After the ThankYou emails Reid Dearson of Animals Australia added an extra question:
“This is just a quick email to say a huge thank you for your generous donation to Animals Australia on the 20th of this month. I have attached a receipt to this email for you and I’d love to hear a bit more about what prompted your contribution – was it a fundraising event at all?”
So, I explained to him what you all already know::
Thank you for your interest in the reason for this donation.
In the beginning of March we organised an art event in Maitland (called Artastique), by having 60 artists showing their artworks in 60 shop windows. We did this to help boosting the attraction of Maitland to get more visitors. The artworks were for sale and 100% of the profit was for the artists themselves.
A few weeks before the event we asked every artist to create 1 artwork on a small canvas of 6 x 8 inch. These artworks were for sale for only $20 dollars with the intention to have something affordable for everyone. The profit of these artworks were intended for 2 charities. And one of them was Animals Australia
HERE you can see a video of the little artworks.
At the end of March Reid replied:
Thank you for getting back to me and I absolutely love this idea! You’ve all done a tremendous job and the artworks were beautiful – I particularly like the first abstract, colourful one on the video.
Keep an eye on your mailbox over the next couple of weeks as we will be sending you a little something in the post. Would you like me to sign you up to our e-updates so you can keep abreast of the campaigns and victories you are helping us work through?
I hope you’re all keeping safe and well during this extraordinary time and thank you so much again for all of your efforts on behalf of those animals who need us the most.
Because of this weird last month I had totally forgotten our email conversation, but today we got a parcel.
AND LOOK WHAT WE GOT!
Yes, YOU TOO Artastiquers!!!
Isn’t that sweet and thoughtful?! ❤️💕