Annual Appeal 2023
Share in our vision for the future of NERAM!
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of the New England Regional Art Museum, and the celebration of four decades of NERAM being the “jewel in the crown” of New England. This purpose-built art museum was established to house the Howard Hinton and Chandler Coventry Art Collections and was made possible by significant community effort. NERAM has experienced growth and changes throughout its history. The collections have grown, the building has expanded, and the program of exhibitions and events has responded to the changing nature of art and the shifting expectations of audiences. All these changes have been made possible by the support of our community, and thanks to you, today, NERAM is thriving.
As we celebrate this important milestone and remember the achievements of the past, we are also focused on NERAM’s future and creating a bold and ambitious vision for the next forty years. Now is the perfect opportunity to question how NERAM may continue to change. What kind of an arts organisation do we want to be over the coming decades? What might our exhibitions look like and how can we best connect our community to a variety of meaningful and exciting interactions with art?
At the heart of our vision for NERAM’s future, is the ambition to be the cultural centre of New England and the preeminent art museum in regional NSW, with strong national appeal and reputation that draws people to the region
Currently we are engaged in a master planning process for the NERAM facilities, which is an important step in developing the future vision of NERAM. This plan aims to address not only some very necessary building maintenance, but also how NERAM’s current building may be improved to support an expanded vision for NERAM’s cultural, social and education programming. We are excited to share the outcomes of the master planning process with you in the coming months, and we hope that you will be inspired by the possibilities it presents. As with all NERAM’s past successes, any vision that we have will only be possible with the enthusiastic support of our community to champion our shared endeavours.
In 2022 over 70,000 people visited NERAM, a substantial increase on our pre-COVID attendance. It has been wonderful to welcome so many to the art museum and to see such active and exuberant participation across our program of exhibitions and events. This growth is reflective of the many improvements and opportunities made possible by your support. The significant impact of the successful Six Counties in the NERAM Café was made possible by a generous donation to NERAM. Being able to host and produce large scale exhibitions such as The Archibald Prize and STRONG was also made possible by contributions to the NERAM Creative Program and Curator’s Circle. Thanks to support for the NERAM Creative Learning Program, 2967 school students engaged in arts based education and the current master planning process we are engaged in has also been supported by a significant donation from members of our community.
Your generosity has and continues to have a magnificent impact. Thank you for being part of our community of supporters.
In 2023, our Annual Appeal continues to focus on four areas of development critical to the future of NERAM: the NERAM Foundation, our Cultural Program, Creative Learning and the NERAM Building Improvements.
You have the opportunity to nominate the focus area you wish your donation to the 2023 Annual Appeal to be invested in, all 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 deductible donation.
Thank you for being part of NERAM’s remarkable 40 year history – your support and participation has been the foundation of all that the art museum has achieved so far. I hope that you will join us in celebrating this milestone and that you will come on the journey with us as we venture into a new and thrilling period in NERAM’s ongoing story.
We sincerely thank you for your generosity and support, and we hope to see you at NERAM soon.
Complete the NERAM Annual Appeal 2023 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 2023 Form
Please present this Donation Form at the front counter at NERAM or send it to:
NERAM 2023 Appeal
PO Box 508, ARMIDALE NSW 2350
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