2 years ago

18 March, 2016

Footscray Community Arts Centre

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FCAC is going solar!

DONATE NOW: https://www.thepeoplessolar.com/projects/fcac/
READ MORE: http://footscrayarts.com/event/turn-the-lights-on/

From now to 18 March, donations towards our Turn the Lights On crowdfunding campaign will be matched by a range of awesome partners to install solar infrastructure at FCAC. By the time FCAC turns 50, we will have saved $126,000 in energy costs alone.

We are seeking to raise $21,600, which will be matched by a group of awesome partners, to reach the $100,000 required to install a suite of renewable infrastructure including:

- 40kW of Solar Panels, supplying close to 30% of all our power needs
- A Tesla Powerwall Battery System
- LED lighting for the FCAC Performance Space, cutting energy and operating costs while enhancing our performance space for artists

// How will those savings be used by FCAC?

FCAC will transfer these savings of $14,000 per annum to the FCAC communities, artists and audiences through the funding of the CALL TO CREATE program.

Call to Create was initiated in 2014 to provide in-kind venue and producer support to artists and communities showcasing work that is socially, culturally and politically relevant to our contemporary Australian context. Examples of funded projects include: Encre Noire, In Plain Sanskrit, Recovering from War.

// Matched funding:

No matter how much you donate, your support will be 5 times more powerful.

Your donation already has the support of a group of awesome partners, including Creative Partnerships Australia, The People’s Solar and other local business and government supporters who have agreed to match our campaign target.

Turn the Lights On campaign is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.