First Thursdays Fund - Patron Submission Form
The First Thursdays Fund is a new model for arts patronage, leveraging the increase in business that restaurants and bars receive from First Thursdays, to help fund the development of the initiative and innovative arts projects. Supporting patrons are highlighted on the print (8000+ / season) and online programmes (9000+ unique visitors / month).
The pilot season of the fund led to the commissioning of BYOB III. See the video of it here: https://youtu.be/JLgn5P6BigI
We've also recently organised for a free shuttle that will kick off from March, moving attendees between the central area and the East city more easily. This has only been possible through the additional support from restaurants and bars.
The current model allows for around 10 patron listings per season. Please complete this form by Thursday 16 February in order to be listed on the Autumn 2017 season print programme (March, April, May).
If you'd like more information about the how the fund works, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of business (restaurant, bar, company, etc.)
Restaurant / Bar
Company / Large CBD Employer
Art Gallery / Retail Store
Contribution amount (for 3-month Spring season) - You may contribute any amount, but we recommend the following: R2000 (recommended for restaurants / bars), R3500 - R5000+ (recommended for restaurant groups or other companies), R9000+ (recommended for large corporate employers).
Are you a trading participant on First Thursdays?
No, but we're located in the area
No, but we're interested in participating
A short description of your business
Location (street and number)
Why are you interested in contributing to the First Thursdays Fund?
We trade on First Thursdays and would like to be listed on the programme
We want to support the arts and innovation in cultural production
We want to support the development of the First Thursdays cultural programme and the sustainability of First Thursdays as a cultural experience
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