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William Fletcher Foundation

Contact

Name: Ellen Borda

Position: Honorary Secretary

Email: ellen.borda@icloud.com

Address

PO Box 915

Milsons Point

Sydney 1565

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Our Mission / Objective

The objects of the Foundation are:

  • to promote the work of William Fletcher
  • to assist the development and advancement of young talented artists in need
  • to further the cause of art education in New South Wales

In 2005 the Trust, which began in 1985, received an unexpected yet welcome bequest, which guarantees the continuation of the awards. In 2006 the Trust was incorporated and was renamed the William Fletcher Foundation.

The William Fletcher Foundation is a charitable Foundation listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations. As such, it has Australian Taxation Office endorsement as a taxation-deductible gift recipient and as an income-tax-exempt charitable entity. (ACN 121 495 341)

William Fletcher 1924–1983

 

In the estimation of many, William Fletcher is one of the finest painters of Australian wildflowers this country has produced, combining botanical accuracy of detail with groupings and settings that are evocative of the harsh conditions of bush and desert, in paintings marked by their draughtsmanship and fine colour.

 

 

Our Services

The William Fletcher Trust (now the William Fletcher Foundation) was established in 1985 to celebrate the life and to commemorate the work of William Fletcher whose straitened circumstances, ill health and early death cut short his developing talents. In 1988, the Trust awarded its first grants for study to tertiary students of the visual arts. The William Fletcher Trust was incorporated in 2006 as William Fletcher Foundation following a generous bequest. Since 1988, grants totalling over $300,000 have been distributed to over 400 highly talented students of the visual arts, to assist them to continue their studies.

For more information visit the website.

Projects in Progress

The objects of the Foundation are to promote Fletcher’s work, to assist the development and advancement of young talented artists in need and to further the cause of art education in New South Wales.
The first object has been mainly the responsibility of the Founder, Trevor Andersen, who produced an illustrated monograph on the artist’s life and works.Donations from the founder and other individuals, sales at exhibitions and art auctions, together with royalties have provided the original source of the Foundation’s capital.Examples of these are: the posthumous exhibitions held in 1983, 1985, 1987, 2006 and 2016; the National Trust’s use of Fletcher illustrations on three greeting cards; John Sands printing of a limited edition 12-illustration calendar for 1991, distributed on a world-wide corporate basis, and a 1992 calendar for general retail.

The second object has been orientated to final year visual arts students in tertiary institutions in New South Wales. Currently, the following are involved: National Art School, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (design course); Southern Cross University, the University of Newcastle (both visual arts and natural history illustration)

Applicants are awarded grants to assist in their final year. They are assessed on the quality of their submitted works, their academic records, and also their need for financial assistance.

The third project has been the establishment of the biennial travelling William Fletcher Residency, worth over $25,000. This involves a three month residency at the British School at Rome and it is awarded to an emerging artist. Two runner up prizes provide three week artist residencies at Bundanon.
For further information see the website: www.williamfletcherfoundation.org.au

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

14 121 495 341

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

The William Fletcher Foundation (previously Trust) was established in memory of the Sydney artist William Fletcher (1924–1983), to assist the development and advancement of young artists in need.

You can help make a difference. The majority of artists in Australia spend most of their lives eking out a subsistence living. Few earn the financial success or are awarded the public status of our young athletes. Even those few that do make it to the top can usually only claim a modest income (if the sum total of their productivity is averaged over the years that they have struggled to achieve public recognition). It is a known fact that most artists put back into the community far more than they might receive. They are one of the first to be called upon to make a donation (of their work) when raising money for schools, the arts, charity and community projects. Artists shape our cultural identity and help make us recognisably Australian. You can feel proud to help support the future of art and artists in our country by making a donation to the William Fletcher Foundation.

In some cases grants have been instrumental in assisting highly talented art students to complete their courses, who otherwise might have abandoned their studies because of financial hardship.

Donations of $2.00 or more to the William Fletcher Foundation are tax deductible. The William Fletcher Foundation is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations, which is maintained under subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997.

Download donation form.

Other support

Work with us

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Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The objects of the Foundation are:

  • to promote the work of William Fletcher
  • to assist the development and advancement of young talented artists in need
  • to further the cause of art education in New South Wales

In 2005 the Trust, which began in 1985, received an unexpected yet welcome bequest, which guarantees the continuation of the awards. In 2006 the Trust was incorporated and was renamed the William Fletcher Foundation.

The William Fletcher Foundation is a charitable Foundation listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations. As such, it has Australian Taxation Office endorsement as a taxation-deductible gift recipient and as an income-tax-exempt charitable entity. (ACN 121 495 341)

William Fletcher 1924–1983

 

In the estimation of many, William Fletcher is one of the finest painters of Australian wildflowers this country has produced, combining botanical accuracy of detail with groupings and settings that are evocative of the harsh conditions of bush and desert, in paintings marked by their draughtsmanship and fine colour.

 

 

Our Services

The William Fletcher Trust (now the William Fletcher Foundation) was established in 1985 to celebrate the life and to commemorate the work of William Fletcher whose straitened circumstances, ill health and early death cut short his developing talents. In 1988, the Trust awarded its first grants for study to tertiary students of the visual arts. The William Fletcher Trust was incorporated in 2006 as William Fletcher Foundation following a generous bequest. Since 1988, grants totalling over $300,000 have been distributed to over 400 highly talented students of the visual arts, to assist them to continue their studies.

For more information visit the website.

Projects in Progress

The objects of the Foundation are to promote Fletcher’s work, to assist the development and advancement of young talented artists in need and to further the cause of art education in New South Wales.
The first object has been mainly the responsibility of the Founder, Trevor Andersen, who produced an illustrated monograph on the artist’s life and works.Donations from the founder and other individuals, sales at exhibitions and art auctions, together with royalties have provided the original source of the Foundation’s capital.Examples of these are: the posthumous exhibitions held in 1983, 1985, 1987, 2006 and 2016; the National Trust’s use of Fletcher illustrations on three greeting cards; John Sands printing of a limited edition 12-illustration calendar for 1991, distributed on a world-wide corporate basis, and a 1992 calendar for general retail.

The second object has been orientated to final year visual arts students in tertiary institutions in New South Wales. Currently, the following are involved: National Art School, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (design course); Southern Cross University, the University of Newcastle (both visual arts and natural history illustration)

Applicants are awarded grants to assist in their final year. They are assessed on the quality of their submitted works, their academic records, and also their need for financial assistance.

The third project has been the establishment of the biennial travelling William Fletcher Residency, worth over $25,000. This involves a three month residency at the British School at Rome and it is awarded to an emerging artist. Two runner up prizes provide three week artist residencies at Bundanon.
For further information see the website: www.williamfletcherfoundation.org.au

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

14 121 495 341

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

The William Fletcher Foundation (previously Trust) was established in memory of the Sydney artist William Fletcher (1924–1983), to assist the development and advancement of young artists in need.

You can help make a difference. The majority of artists in Australia spend most of their lives eking out a subsistence living. Few earn the financial success or are awarded the public status of our young athletes. Even those few that do make it to the top can usually only claim a modest income (if the sum total of their productivity is averaged over the years that they have struggled to achieve public recognition). It is a known fact that most artists put back into the community far more than they might receive. They are one of the first to be called upon to make a donation (of their work) when raising money for schools, the arts, charity and community projects. Artists shape our cultural identity and help make us recognisably Australian. You can feel proud to help support the future of art and artists in our country by making a donation to the William Fletcher Foundation.

In some cases grants have been instrumental in assisting highly talented art students to complete their courses, who otherwise might have abandoned their studies because of financial hardship.

Donations of $2.00 or more to the William Fletcher Foundation are tax deductible. The William Fletcher Foundation is listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations, which is maintained under subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997.

Download donation form.

Other support

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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