The areas supported by the CDF include:
Emerging directors: Belvoir works with emerging artists to develop the next generation of outstanding directors
Script development: By commissioning our own work we are able to encourage new voices and help keep local stories alive. In addition to commissioning, we spend time in the rehearsal room working on ideas behind potential scripts as well as providing dramaturgical support for playwrights under commission.
Longer rehearsal periods: An extra week of rehearsal can make a significant difference to the finished product but is a cost we cannot bear out of our normal operating budget. Building productions of scale: Productions of scale require significant investment and are not always commercially viable. In the past we have had to draw down on reserves to invest in these productions. The CDF aims to provide this support without drawing on Belvoir’s reserves.
Donations to the Creative Development Fund begin at $10,000 for a one off donation or $5,000 a year for 4 years (total $20,000).
Donations to the Creative Development Fund will be acknowledged in Belvoir production programs for the calendar year in which they are made. See our Donors list here.
You can also support creative development generally by becoming a Creative Development Supporter with all gifts over $500 acknowledged in Belvoir production programs for the calendar year in which they are made. Donations as a supporter start at any level.
For more information please contact:
(02) 9698 3344