Annual Appeal 2021
Welcome back to NERAM
Over the past months we have been delighted to get back to what we do best, what we are most passionate about, connecting you with art, culture and each other. NERAM has opened new and outstanding exhibitions, we have hosted concerts, launched the Culture Club, welcomed nationally significant art speakers, screened films and been overrun by children and school students participating in the NERAM Creative Learning program. We have seen a wave of activity and people sweep through all the gallery spaces. It has been a celebration of our return to social and cultural life. It has been
wonderful, and we do not, and can not take it for granted.
Our focus coming into 2021 has been reconnection. Our doors are open and we want to ensure that the invitation for you and for visitors to our region, to come to the museum, to see art, to be inspired and challenged is crystal clear. Where last year we looked at the challenges faced by art institutions and our region in the face of drought, bushfires, and COVID-19, this year we are looking at opportunities for recovery, for connection, for fun. I feel a fantastic sense of optimism and excitement for NERAM’s future, and I invite you to be a part of it.
Our engagement program slipped into overdrive, and the feedback from our community has been loud and clear. You are loving NERAM’s energy, diversity, and activity. We have been loving it as well and have an assortment of exhibitions, events, ideas and plans for the coming months and year that will continue to enliven the museum and enrich the cultural life of New England residents and visitors.
We have learnt from our experiences last year and will continue to expand and improve our digital programming to broaden our reach and accessibility. We are dedicated to ensuring that you have access to NERAM, our Collections and programs from wherever you are. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.
In saying that, if last year taught us anything, it is that nothing can replace the physical experience of standing in front of an outstanding piece of art or walking through a new exhibition and encountering
artwork you have never seen before. There is no digital substitute for being amongst a crowd of people, of friends, for being part of the discussion as it happens or being swept up in the thrill of a live performance. It is important to expand and to innovate what we do, it is equally important to continue to provide the kinds of essential museum experiences that we have built our reputation on.
At the centre of all that we do at NERAM is our outstanding collections of art, our mission to enrich the cultural life of the New England Region and you, our community.
NERAM is a community of people, and it is the support of this community that has made NERAM the jewel in the crown of New England. As we recover, celebrate and grow, it is your support that allows us to take creative risks, to grow our cultural capacity and to dream big dreams for the future of NERAM. You make all that we do possible. Your generosity is not taken for granted and is greatly appreciated.
As the end of the financial year approaches we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation if you can to NERAM as part of our 2021 Annual Appeal and help support the future of the New England Regional Art Museum.
In 2021, our Annual Appeal continues to focus on three areas of development critical to the future of NERAM: our Facilities, Creative Learning and the NERAM Foundation.
You have the opportunity to nominate the focus area you wish your donation to the 2021 Annual Appeal to be invested in, any of which are vital to the future growth and success of NERAM. If you can give, please use the enclosed donation form, or visit us at NERAM to make a tax deductable donation.
The success and future of NERAM relies on the participation, support and generosity of our community. Together we can ensure that NERAM remains a national cultural treasure and also
fulfils its immense potential.
I sincerely thank you for your generosity and support, and I look forward to seeing you at NERAM
Complete the NERAM Annual Appeal 2021 Form and send it in the post, via email or drop it in in person with credit card details or payment (cheque, cash or EFTPOS). A separate tax deductible receipt will be issued for your donation.
DONATION FORM: NERAM Annual Appeal 2021 Form
Please present this Donation Form at the front counter at NERAM or send it to:
NERAM 2021 Appeal
PO Box 508, ARMIDALE NSW 2350
Please make cheques payable to New England Regional Art Museum
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If you make a Direct Deposit then please complete the Donation Form and post/email to NERAM so we can match your donation against your receipt.
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