Why Leave A Bequest?
Since its inception in 2001, Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania’s only statewide festival of arts and culture, has presented the work of an outstanding range of international, national and regional artists to audiences in every corner of Tasmania. From the first programme, which saw 100,000 people enjoy more than 150 events in 32 locations, Ten Days has steadily grown every two years and in 2011, the 6th festival , 232 events were presented at 111 venues in 62 locations across the state.
Ten Days aims to position Tasmania as an interesting and creative island of the world, through careful programming of events state-wide that explore and celebrate the unique identity of Tasmania, complemented by international pieces that explore and reflect on the islander experience.
By providing for Ten Days on the Island in your Will, you will not only make a personal contribution to the joy, delight and celebration of the festival across the entire state , you will also help us to ensure that future generations of Tasmanian artists and audiences benefit from your generosity.
If you feel passionately about the impact that the arts can have on the lives of Tasmanians and the growth in confidence that ensues from involvement in making work and participating in creativity, then your gift will support us to continue to present and deliver a programme that is relevant, accessible and reflects the lives and personal experiences of all of those who take part.
How do I make A Bequest?
To leave a gift to Ten Days on the Island, you can make a Will, or update your existing Will; however before deciding on a bequest to Ten Days on the Island, we suggest you discuss your plans with your solicitor and accountant. You can make a gift for a specified amount or bequeath a specified percentage of your estate. Ten Days highly values every gift, no matter how large or small.
Types of gifts
After providing for your family and friends, you may be wondering how to support Ten Days with a gift in your Will.Bequests can be made for Ten Day’s general purposes, for a specific area of the Artistic program and across one or more Festivals.
The gift can take the form of:
- the residue of the estate
- a percentage of the estate
- a specific amount of money
- a life insurance or superannuation policy
- assets such as shares, property, works of art, jewellery
- an investment in perpetuity.
Wording for your Will
For your convenience, here is some suggested wording and our organisational details:.
“I give, devise and Bequeath free of all duties, death, estate, succession or otherwise
a. The sum of $.......
b. Specified % of my estate
c. The residue of my estate
d. Specified % of the residue of my estate
e. Specified item/s
to Ten Days on the Island Ltd (ABN 30 092 326 951) for the use and benefit of Ten Days on the Island and that the receipt of the Secretary or other authorised officer of Ten Days on the Island shall be a complete and sufficient discharge for the executor(s).
If this gift cannot take effect, I give devise and bequeath this gift to the organisation or organisations in Australia (Tasmania) which my executors consider most nearly fulfils or fulfil the objects of the organisation I intended to benefit.”
If you would like confidential information about making a bequest to Ten Days, please contact Marcus Barker, General Manager on 03 6233 8083 or email email@example.com.