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WHAT IS COLOUR BOX STUDIO?
Colour Box Studio is a community creative hub in Footscray, Melbourne. We operate as multi-functional pop up creative space that aims to support and showcase Melbourne's creative community. Our programming changes month to month to display a diverse range of artists, art-forms and creative people through pop up shops, exhibitions, events, workshops and more. We are located at 236 Nicholson Street, Footscray. We're currently closed during this Pozible campaign - which will decide our future path.

POZIBLE PROJECT DETAILS
The Colour Box Studio team is running a 7 week Pozible campain to raise a minimum of $7000 (with a reach goal of $12 500) so that we can continue on with the next creative programs planned from May until the end of October 2013. We're at a bit of a crossroads so we need your help to continue on this journey to support, nurture and showcase our creative community. We invite you to jump aboard!

IF YOU MISSED OUR Pozible campaign and would still like to contribute, please visit: http://colourboxstudio.com/support/


We always support ethical and sustainable practices when we can on all levels of operation.  We acknowledge that we are on traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. We offer our respect to the Elders of these traditional lands, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples past and present.

For the last 5 and a half months, Colour Box Studio has been reliant on 100% volunteer effort (and this we are truly grateful for).  When founder and director Amie Batalibasi got the keys to 236 Nicholson St, Footscray on 1 October 2012, the building was a tattoo parlour - now, after an amazing display of community coming together, it's Colour Box Studio.

 

So far, we've been successful in running 3 programs:
Christmas Pop Up Shop Program (Nov/Dec 2012),
Digital Media Program (Jan/Feb 2013) &

We've showcased the work of over 40 Melbourne artists and creative people; we've created income for over 40 Melbourne artists; we've held 4 free community based events; we've enabled 15 artists to facilitate workshops, share skills and make an income; we've bonded with an amazingly generous team of volunteers; we've built a wonderful community 100s of people who support the space and engage with us online & offline (that's you!).... All of this, in 5 and a half months!

Pacific Weave Workshop at Colour Box Studio Dec 2012. Facilitated by Grace Vanilau & Kooi Taukilo.

Even greater than our achievements has been the journey... it has been a character building experience for all involved, we've come across adversity, we've stumbled but we have learnt from our mistakes and come together as a team and community to achieve what we have so far.

WHAT'S THIS POZIBLE CAMPAIGN ALL ABOUT?
One thing we do need a hand with, is covering the costs to make Colour Box Studio tick. We don't make any profit, we have a very low commission on sales and very low rental fees so that artists can really benefit from our programs in a way that supports them financially - and we want to keep it that way. So we have created this Pozible campaign as we believe that this is the best platform that supports fundraising and community spirit... this is where you come in.

HOW MUCH DO WE NEED AND WHAT FOR?
We are aiming to raise a minimum of $7000 to go towards 6 months programming (1 May - 31 Oct 2013). 

Where will the funds go?
If we can raise $7000 these funds will go towards:
• rent & running expenses like internet, water, electricity etc; 
• property maintenance (our building is over 200 years old & there's a few things that still need attending to!); 
• materials for exhibitions, events, pop up shops, meetings, workshops; 
• programming expenses such as posters, flyers, promotion, catalogues, EFTPOS facilities; 
• equipment such as a speaker and microphone for events,  & heating devices for winter. 
If we reach this goal we will also be able to keep our commissions and rental fees low.

If we can raise $12 500 we could put funds into:
• paying 2x people one day a week for the 6 months; 
• developing our website & online presence; 
• purchase of a computer or portable device to use as a POS system during pop up shop times.

From community consultation and listening to what our community would like to see in the space, this is roughly what our programming looks like:
• MAY: Young People in the Arts Program
• JUNE/JULY: Writing and Performance
• AUGUST: Music & Sound Program
• SEPTEMBER: Visual Arts
• OCTOBER: Volunteers & Members Program
(Please keep in mind that this may change slightly due to the 'pop up' nature of our space).


YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE JOURNEY!!!
By pledging towards our project - "A Community Creative Hub" - you are making an important step towards empowering our creative community! (If you pledge, the money will only be processed IF we reach our target and at the end of our campaign). If we don't get this funding we are unable to continue operating at our current capacity offering FREE events, low commissions for artists, low or free rental fees for artists etc.

By supporting us you get the satisfaction of supporting a community of creative people and being a part of something real and tangible and creative and so, so exciting!


November 2012 LAUNCH EVENT. Photo by Rachel Main.

SHARE THE LOVE
Other ways that you can assist us in reaching our target (and beyond) is to SHARE THE LOVE. Social Networking is a powerful tool to spread the word. Please tell your friends about our project :-)
Find Colour Box Studio online - Like & Share us:

A sincere thanks for your time and support. Love and Respect - From the Colour Box Studio team.


WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN TO COLOUR BOX STUDIO AFTER OCTOBER 2013?
The reason our lease is ending is because our building is going to be knocked down to make way for a 12 story apartment building (sad face). BUT we hope to produce a wonderful program until then (with the help of this Pozible campaign) and after this period we plan to find a new home in Footscray... somewhere (HAPPY FACE)! 

Colour Box Studio - Management Team Planning

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on 1st May 2013 at 2:00am. The payment portal is closed now.
A$5 +YOU ROCK Our gratitude and thanks for helping to make this dream a reality for our creative community.
5 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2013
A$10 +YOU'RE A STAR Our gratitude, thanks AND mention in our weekly Facebook Pozible thanks.
10 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2013
A$15 +MAGICAL • Hannakin "Magical" card - made & designed in Melbourne by Hanna Mancini. A card with a high quality digital print of an original illustration. Print is sewn onto 220gsm Conquerer Laid Hi White card with red stitching. A glittery finish has also been added to the "magical" rainbow in the print. Card measures 150x105mm, and comes with a recycled paper envelope. • Facebook shout out.
13 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$25 +DO A LITTLE DANCE • Facebook Mention • Colour Box Studio or Pretty WAK Badge (to be picked up at Colour Box Studio) • Subscription to Colour Box Studio Newsletter - hear the news FIRST • Your name listed on the Pozible Wall of Fame on the Colour Box Studio Website
14 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is March 2013
A$30 +All GonePASIFIKA BLING A pair of amazing colourful funky earrings made by a wonderful weaver from the West, Lia Pa'apa'a. There are only 6 pairs up for grabs - as pictured (approximately 7cm in diameter). PLUS • Facebook shout out, Newsletter Subscription, Colour Box Studio Badge.
6 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$31 +All GoneSHOP LOCAL - POST INDUSTRIAL DESIGN This reward is a $30 gift voucher at Post Industrial Design at 638 Barkly Street, West Footscray. Post Industrial Design is a retail shop and gallery specialising in bespoke giftware, furniture and art. What an awesome reward!! Time to go shopping! Yay! Only 5x gift vouchers available.
5 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$35 +BLING IT UP • Facebook shout out, Newsletter Subscription, Colour Box Studio Badge PLUS • An awesome pendant necklace by Charlotte Filshie Jewellery - designed & handmade in Melbourne out of upcylced materials. See the photo for an example - all pendants are approx 5cm height & width on a long chain. Each piece is unique. Pattern & colour may vary. Limited number available. Reward is for one piece only.
19 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$36 +All GoneCOLOURFUL One pair of colourful geometric hand made earrings made by Julie Tran of the Melbourne based Aacute label. There are only 12 pairs up for grabs - see photo for example (each one is unique, colour may vary). PLUS • Facebook shout out, Newsletter Subscription, Quirky Badge by Pretty WAK.
12 Chosen | 0 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$40 +GOT IT COVERED • Facebook shout-out, Newsletter Subscription, Colour Box Studio badge, PLUS + • A colourful iPhone 3/4 case designed and made in Melbourne by ambette. The cases are made from high-quality 100% wool felt in a variety of colours, and are extremely durable, not to mention they look awesome! The photo displayed is an example of some of the colours – colour combination may vary. • A Colour Box Studio fridge magnet
8 Chosen | 12 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$55 +THE ONLY WAY IS UP • Facebook & Website mention, Badge & Newsletter Subscription • Colour Box Crew Membership for 6 months - includes VIP perks like Exclusive Access to our new online forum, a profile on our website, member benefits like Members networking nights, access to the CBS Pop Up Work Hub during Opening Hours (with Free WiFi). • VIP Invite to 'Throw Up Your Art' Event at Colour Box Studio before 31 Oct - display your art for one night (for free) at our event or just come down & join in the fun!
20 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$65 +SUPER COOL STUFF BY SUPER COOL ARTISTS • Able and Game "I'VE CHOREOGRAPHED A SPECIAL DISHWASHING DANCE FOR YOU" Tea Towel. Designed in Melbs by Anna & Gareth. • "Happy Joyness" hand stitched card by local illustrator Hanna Mancini of Hannakin. • "Don't Push Me Cos I'm Close to the Edge" KEYRING (35mm size) Pretty WAK (check out the image below) • Facebook & Website mention, Badge & Newsletter Subscription • (Note if you want all this PLUS Membership & VIP Invite see $85 reward)
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$75 +SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS • Facebook & Website mention, Badge & Newsletter Subscription • Colour Box Crew Membership (6 Months) • VIP Invite to 'Throw Up Your Art' Event PLUS • An A5 print by Melbourne illustrator Hannakin (choose one of two prints - 'Such Great Heights' OR 'The Music')
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$80 +NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP - 14 MAY 6:30-9:30PM + MEMBERSHIP • Workshop facilitated by filmmaker/ Colour Box Studio Director Amie Batalibasi • In this workshop, you will learn how to use the manual settings on your camera to create long exposures & work with natural and artificial light to capture photographs using the painting with light technique. • PLUS Colour Box Studio Membership!!
3 Chosen | 1 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$85 +SOME SUPER COOL STUFF + MEMBERSHIP + VIP Invite • Able and Game "I'VE CHOREOGRAPHED A SPECIAL DISHWASHING DANCE FOR YOU" Tea Towel. Designed in Melbourne by Anna & Gareth. • "Happy Joyness" hand stitched card by local illustrator Hanna Mancini of Hannakin. • "Don't Push Me Cos I'm Close to the Edge" KEYRING (35mm size) by Amie Batalibasi of Pretty WAK (check out the image below) • Facebook Mention • VIP Invite to "Throw up your art" EVENT • PLUS Colour Box Studio MEMBERSHIP (6 months)
8 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$150 +WRITINGS ON THE WALL • Facebook & Website Mention • Colour Box Crew Membership (6 months) • VIP Invite to 'Thow Up Your Art' Event • Your name or business name, written on our Patron Wall at Colour Box Studio in our courtyard area.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$250 +A PIECE OF REAL ESTATE • Secure your place in Colour Box Studio history. Buy a piece of the main wall in our courtyard space to make your own. You can paint or paste work here & we will keep it up for 6 months. There are only 2 spaces available: Approx. 4.8m WIDE x 2.6m HIGH. This wall space is used for photo shoots & becomes the backdrop for events etc. (Design to be approved.This one is strictly for artists not advertising. See wall space in attached photo of Studio 941 designs by Sunny Lim)
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is May 2013
A$500 +PUT IT ON VIDEO • Facebook & Website Mention • Colour Box Crew Membership (6 months) • VIP Invite to 'Thow Up Your Art' Event • Your name or business name, written on our Patron Wall at Colour Box Studio • Personal shout out to you, your brand or business as one of our CBS TV Webisodes on our YouTube Channel (and we promise to make it cool & creative!)
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is June 2013
A$1000 +SHAKE DOWN Physical challenge... For this much, we'd be blown away, our socks would be knocked off, we'd fall off our chairs and some of us would faint... And as a small token of our appreciation we will gather our volunteers and whoever is willing, to do a Flash Mob dance at a Melbourne location decided by you, to your song of choice AND put out a media release too.
0 Chosen | 2 AvailableEst. delivery is September 2013