Community Sector Banking
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Fundraising

Philanthropy Prize for Women Artists


Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 11:53 am
Lina Caneva
Entries have opened for one of Australia’s prestigious philanthropic portraiture prizes for women, the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014
at 11:53 am
Lina Caneva


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Philanthropy Prize for Women Artists
Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 11:53 am

Entries have opened for one of Australia’s prestigious philanthropic portraiture prizes for women, the Portia Geach Memorial Award.

The Portia Geach Memorial Award is managed by The Trust Company, part of Perpetual. It was established in 1961 by Florence Kate Geach in memory of her sister, artist Portia Geach and now offers annual prize money of $30,000.

The award is presented to an Australian female artist for the best portrait painted from life of a man or woman distinguished in art, letters or the sciences.

Perpetual’s General Manager of Philanthropy Andrew Thomas said philanthropic support has a considerable impact on the arts community.

“Privately funded awards such as the Portia Geach Memorial Award provide valuable support for Australian female arts and as trustee, Perpetual is proud to be part of these efforts to help talented artists pursue their passions,” Thomas said.

“Since the award’s inception 49 years ago, the Portia Geach Trust has grown from £12,000 to more than $900,000 and during this time we are proud to have grown the prize money to ensure Portia Geach’s legacy continues to make an impact on the arts community.”

In 2013, the prize money was increased from $18,000 to $30,000. The 2013 Portia Geach award was won by Queensland-based artist Hélène Grove for her self portrait entitled Self Portrait Getting On.

Applications for the 2014 award will close on 8 September with Perpetual announcing the shortlist of finalists in October.

The winner of the 2014 Portia Geach Memorial Award will be revealed on 6 November 2014 with an exhibition of all finalists open for public viewing at the S.H. Ervin Gallery, The Rocks.

For more information on the award, go to http://thetrustcompany.com.au/awards/portia-geach-memorial-award/


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Australia’s hunger crisis leaving vulnerable women without food

Luke Michael

Monday, 14th October 2019 at 4:40 pm

Australia’s social progress ranking hurt by poor environmental performance

Luke Michael

Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 3:53 pm

Career change mindset hack: Find positivity in your bank account

Clare Desira

Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 8:23 am

Career change mindset hack: Understanding your money mindset

Clare Desira

Monday, 19th August 2019 at 8:23 am

POPULAR

Our royal commission is not yet a safe place for people with disability

Emma Bennison

Wednesday, 6th November 2019 at 4:59 pm

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 8:00 am

Report finds NFP boards lack leadership in fundraising

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th November 2019 at 2:30 pm

Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

David Crosbie

Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 8:58 am

Community Sector Banking
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!