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Robin Boyd Foundation launches Pozible fundraising initiative with Creative Partnerships Australia; a “call to arms” to help amplify the voice of architecture and good design in Australia.

Good news. Our initial target of $25,000 was successful, with that full amount receiving matched dollar for dollar funding by CPA raising $50,000 towards new educational and advocacy programs.

Now we are continuing the campaign with a ‘Stretch Target’ of $50,000 raised on Pozible, which will total as $75,000 with Creative Partnerships Australia’s ‘Plus1’ matched contribution towards new educational and advocacy programs.

To mark the release of ‘After The Australian Ugliness’ – a provocative collection of essays exploring how Australia sees itself 60 years since the publication of Robin Boyd’s seminal title of the same name – and to support design advocacy in Australia – the Robin Boyd Foundation has launched a ‘Plus1’ fundraising initiative with Creative Partnerships Australia in which every donation will be matched dollar for dollar.

Robin Boyd (1919 –1971) was an architect and a public educator. Acting as the cultural conscience of the nation, Boyd encouraged people to extend their thinking and expectations beyond ‘the known’ and ‘the given’. It is this visionary thinking that drives the Robin Boyd Foundation today, advocating for the value of design and the role it plays in shaping Australian identity.

“We are calling on our community of designers, architects and enthusiasts to support the need for ongoing design advocacy in Australia,” says Tony Isaacson, Chair of the Robin Boyd Foundation Board. “There is much to learn about the importance of design and its ability to influence broad areas of society, ecology and culture. Our mission, is to continue Boyd’s legacy in embracing a sense of moral responsibility and professional capability to shape the future together, through design.”

Supporting the foundation’s mission to “develop and deliver programs that encourage a wider understanding of the value of design and how design can improve our world”, the ‘Plus1’ initiative is a call to arms in support of the role design plays in improving the world around us. Funds raised will enable new advocacy projects that amplify the voice of architecture and good design in Australia.

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The Robin Boyd Foundation is a deductible gift recipient and all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.