Posted May 12, 2019 07:08:48 Australian banks are set to make their own hype street art festival after announcing they would be funding the event to be hosted in Melbourne.
Key points: Banks are expected to spend $40,000 on the event The banks are expected in Melbourne to promote their own products and services to the public The event will be in conjunction with online crowdfunding site Crowdrise The event is expected to be in the city’s downtown area and has been confirmed to feature music, art, street art and street performances.
The banks, which are expected at the event will pay for the event.
It is believed that a range of goods and services will be featured including art, clothing, furniture, cars, furniture art, fashion, clothing and footwear.
Australian Financial Reviews is yet to confirm the size of the event, with the organisers confirming that it would include an arts and entertainment programme, with music playing throughout.
“There will be some really great music from artists that I haven’t heard of in a long time, so I’m hoping there will be a few people from our inner city that are in the inner city and are looking to make some noise,” CEO and managing director at the Bank of Tasmania’s financial services business, John Ruggles, told the Financial Review.
“We’ve been very excited by the support that people have shown to us.”
Mr Rugges said the event was expected to attract a range from artists to companies.
“A lot of the people that are involved in the event are from our core market,” he said.
“So it’s a great opportunity for them to show that they’re making an impact in the market, and I think they’ll be rewarded in the end.”
The event’s organisers are yet to say how much the event is set to cost.
“This is really exciting news for people in Melbourne, for our broader financial services industry,” Mr Riggles said.
“I think we’ll get some really good artists coming in from the outer city and we’ll be able to really showcase our brand and our products in a really high profile event.”
In September last year, the City of Sydney hosted a similar event, dubbed the Hip Hop Art Festival.