An organisation dedicated to the sustainable art movement
The Seven Thousand Oaks website is a great resource, with a list of environmentally-sustainable art suppliers, profiles of artists embracing sustainable practise, and a fantastic blog covering sustainable arts news.
If you’ve been wondering why you should learn how to use RSS – being able to stay automatically informed about updates to a website like this is a great reason.
Miyuki Jokiranta is the founder of Seven Thousand Oaks. We shot her a few questions about the org:
What will the 2010 Seven Thousand Oaks Festival involve?
The festival is going to be in August/Sept 2010 and will host a visual art, sound and (we’re scoping) the film components, featuring artists that address the issue of sustainability in their work. So far RMIT Gallery have come on as a partner and their gallery along with some of the RMIT grounds will host the visual art part.
I would like to host the sound part in the outdoor grounds/ sculpture park of Heide, and, depending on whether a solid film program will be developed, I am looking for a screening venue currently, considering the Collingwood Housing Estate carpark space. I’m very much interested in trying to get out of the traditional gallery space.
Is Seven Thousand Oaks a registered not-for-profit, can you accept tax deductible donations?
We are a registered NFP , and currently considering going for DGR status (Deductible Gift Recipient), although it looks like there are a few hoops to jump through.
Are you going to showcase suppliers from other countries?
Currently, I’m working on finding Aussie suppliers, or products available in Australia, although I do know of a few international brands. The long term goal is to make an international database, but that’s still a ways away.