Wellington artist Aaron Frater approached Motive to prepare an entreaty to secure sponsorship for the 2001 Marble XIII symposium in Colorado.
The Colorado symposium presents a rare opportunity to be taught the monumental art of marble sculpting by master carvers. To participate in the marble symposium, Frater needed to raise funds to cover the cost of airfares and accommodation for the month-long programme.
‘We’re committed to supporting local artists,’ says Andy Kirkwood, Motive’s creative director. ‘Aaron is active in the Wellington arts scene… the experience he gains in Colorado will benefit the wider community through his collaboration with other artists and role as a teacher.’
…response to the document has been great.
Motive worked with Frater to create a sponsorship entreaty, detailing his experience as a carver and tutor, showcasing his work and presenting a comprehensive budget and timeline. The process included (copy) editing, photography, document design, production and creating an online exhibition.
‘Working with the Motive team was a fantastic experience,’ says Frater. ‘They worked with me on each step of the project, and the response to the document has been great.’
The marble symposium entreaty website is no longer online, however a selection of sculpture, jewellery and mixed-media works can be viewed at Aaron Frater’s website (created by Suspect Productions).