Tuesday, November 18, 2014
New three-year funding for Festival of Glass
The City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) will be a major sponsor of the Festival of Glass for the three years 2015 – 2017.
CoGG’s sponsorship will come through its Arts and Culture portfolio, which has invested in each of the four Festivals of Glass since 2011. CoGG's support has assisted the Festival committee to attract more financial investment – principally, three-year sponsorship by the Bendigo Bank, plus several smaller donations from glass companies.
Sponsorship by the CoGG and the Bendigo Bank raises the Festival's status and profile, showing that it is publicly accountable through the council's accounting procedures. This encourages local organisations such as Rotary, Lions and SES to become involved in building an innovative and attractive event that is community-based and community-building.
The Festival committee is grateful for the council's and the Bank’s support, as well as for the public support from local councillors Rod Macdonald and Lindsay Ellis and from local MP Lisa Neville. Let's raise a glass (what else?!) to them all.