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Murwillumbah’s creative collective Hey Maker! will today launch a 30-day fundraising drive on the Australian crowd-funding website pozible.com.

Hey Maker! is seeking to raise $11,700, which is the minimum amount required to open the doors to what will be Murwillumbah’s new creative workshop hub.

Hey Maker!’s vision is to inhabit a beautiful art deco space in Murwillumbah – one of many that currently stand vacant in the town – to establish a platform to showcase the artists, designers, makers and crafters of the Tweed Valley region. They aim to provide a creative space within Murwillumbah’s town centre where local creatives can share their skills via workshops, retail their goods, interact with the public and build relationships within the community. They envisage a central arts headquarters where pop-up ventures for empty shops and community events can spring forth.

‘We want to help renew Murwillumbah and draw visitors into our town centre. This is an opportunity to connect the arts sector with the business sector, the maker with the public and our regional town with the broader arts industry in the northern rivers and beyond,’ said founding member Jo Olive.

To see this vision take shape Hey Maker! is asking the community to pledge to their campaign on the successful Australian crowd-funding website Pozible. Supporters can also view Hey Maker!’s short video and read the proposal for the creative workshop hub. There is list of gifts offered as a reward for supporting the 30-day $11,700 Pozible campaign.

A growing art installation in a shop window will reflect the pledges made, with each piece representing a thankyou to the supporter. Details of the campaign’s progress will be posted on the Hey Maker! Facebook page and blog regularly.

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