BECOME A GBART SUPPORTER from Jan to Dec 2021

Our team has a collectively strong opinion on the value of community. It is as a community that we overcome obstacles and flourish.

GBART’s primary objectives include supporting and promoting the Granite Belt’s growing arts sector, as well as sustaining well-being objectives for our community.

How you can support GBART

INVITATION TO JOIN THE GRANITE BELT ART AND CRAFT TRAIL OPEN STUDIO EVENT (GBART) INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION from January to December 2021. 

To enable GBART to reach its objectives and to continue to grow, we invite you to become a member of GBART Inc. Your financial contribution to GBART inc is more than just dollars and cents in the bank. When you become a member of GBART inc, you become a part of our creative family!

Business members

Friend members

Artisan members

Associate members

All members to GBART inc are automatically subscribed to our e-newsletters and will receive early notification of special events and information.

PLEASE NOTE: Membership commences in January each year. Applications from 1 November or later will carry forward to the next year.

Please Direct Debit to our Bendigo Bank Account BSB 633 000 Account 168 641 066 with your supporter name in the description to match payment with your application.

This is the second year we’ve taken part in the arts trail, and it was our pleasure to host water colour artist Judi Pidgeon again at the cellar door. This year, we really noticed that a lot of cellar door guests were there specifically to see Judy. Plus they were visiting a number of artists on the trail. They were there to engage with the artist, and to witness her art in action. Judy sold most of her paintings over the weekend, as she did the first year. and we found that positioning her at the entry to our cellar door made a big difference to engagement. We have been promoting both GBART and Judy to our large database of Granite Belt Wine lovers for the last six months, and we are thrilled with the outcome for the region.

Robyn Puglisi-Henderson, Business and Export Manager, Ballandean Estate Wines

The Granite Belt Art Trail is a fantastic event which brought visitors from all over South East Queensland. Our accommodation was fully booked for 4 nights with a lot of guests first time visitors to the region, giving us a huge economic boost at a time of year that is traditionally quiet. Thank you GBART!

Stacey and Brad Allan, Owner Operators, Sancerre Estate (B&B and Shiraz Cottage)

We had over 400 people come through our doors over the GBART weekend. Many were there to experience Crank’d Socks and circular knitting in action, fascinated by the displays. It was really good for our business too. Visitation usually slows down in October. Late spring is a great time of year to be bringing people back to the Granite Belt.

Select your membership level

Business Member $50

 Business members will be promoted as supporters of GBART on social media, on our website and in e-newsletters sent out to our growing subscriber database  (e.g. “Coming to Stay for GBART? Here are the accommodation places that are GBART supporters”). $50/calendar year from Jan to December.

Venues may make a commercial choice to host artisans who want to apply to be on the trail. The application to be on a trail is a separate process from membership of GBART Inc. which must be completed by the relevant artisan. GBART does not get involved in commercial arrangements between venues and artisans, however we reserve the right to centralize and standardize commission arrangements in the future.

Please Direct Debit to our Bendigo Bank Account BSB 633 000 Account 168 641 066 with your supporter name in the description to match payment with your application.

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Artisan Member $30

This is a fabulous opportunity for any artisan looking at exposure for their arts business/passion whether you decide to apply to be on the trail or not.  As an artisan member of GBART inc you will be listed on the GBART website for one year and subscribed to our newsletters. Membership $30/calendar year from Jan to December. 

NOTE: GBART inc. membership is separate from the process of meeting specific criteria of artisans applying to be on the Art and Craft Trail and does not guarantee you are on the trail.   ONLY Artisans can apply to be on the trail (vs other businesses) but they may make their own commercial/private arrangements with any venue of their choosing.

Please Direct Debit to our Bendigo Bank Account BSB 633 000 Account 168 641 066 with your supporter name in the description to match payment with your application.

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Friends of GBART $50

Enjoy social membership and join us as a friend. As well as that warm fuzzy feeling of belonging, as a GBART Inc member, your name will be added to the VIP guest list in advance of tickets being announced for sale to the public for any events. Membership $50/calendar year from Jan to December. 

Please Direct Debit to our Bendigo Bank Account BSB 633 000 Account 168 641 066 with your supporter name in the description to match payment with your application.

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Relax and discover your inner artist at GBART

Associate Member $15

This membership is for those aged 17 years or younger, or who hold a valid student ID. It is a great way for youth to feel they are contributing to their community and to pave the way for their having a voice in the arts. You will be subscribed to our newsletter and be first in line for anything that enables you to take part in GBART. Please email a photo of your ID to [email address] to validate your membership. Membership $15/calendar year from Jan to December. 

Please Direct Debit to our Bendigo Bank Account BSB 633 000 Account 168 641 066 with your supporter name in the description to match payment with your application.

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What’s GBART Inc?

GBART Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association created in 2019 to establish a community wellbeing event, offering ways for both locals and visitors to enjoy the Granite Belt’s rich and diverse arts scene and cultural assets.

GBART Priorities for 2021

  • Identity – Promote our substantial arts and cultural talent and resources as an arts and cultural tourism destination
  • Isolation – Offer opportunities for artisans and broader community members experiencing isolation to come together to take part in GBART
  • Inclusiveness – Everyone is welcome! GBART is intended to be an engagement event for participants and any artisan can apply
  • Income – Contribute to developing future economic diversity by creating an event that brings 5000 visitors to the Granite Belt by 2025. This offers an estimated economic value of $6M to the region
  • Collaboration – Seek opportunities to collaborate and cross-market with other regions and events within and external to the Granite Belt; eg Apple & Grape Harvest Festival, Arts NorthWest (NSW), Arts South West (Qld), Condamine Country Arts Trail (CCART) = A trail of trails that support each other vs compete
  • Well-being – Support community well-being all year (by offering opportunities for all stakeholder groups to collaborate, grown and learn)
  • Train and develop –  Grow the skills of artisans, volunteers and other stakeholders. Develop the tools and engage the expertise to achieve this.

GBART is a Not For Profit Association incorporated in 2019. Our point of difference from other art and craft trails that are passive or “exclusive” is that we want participants to who would not normally see themselves in an art gallery, getting “hands on” and doing things that may be perceived as “quirky” or “different”.

All members will receive an e-newsletter and early notification of special events or information about similar events as received from other organisations. Membership does not automatically place an artisan on the Trail. This is a separate process and requires specific separate criteria and conditions to be met. Businesses and Artisans will be listed on the GBART website and social media; Friends will receive pre-sale notice of opening night tickets before they go on sale elsewhere.