Online Fundraising

Dumb Stunts for Cash

Each time the gates to The Village Festival are opened, there is a heady mix of music, mayhem and mesmerabilia. Now this quirk factor is being taken one step further with the launch of …..drumroll….. Dumb Stunts for Cash


Last year, founding Artistic Director Ian Pidd waxed his chest (ouch) and General Manager Ariel Valent chopped off his 20-year strong long locks. Now, we are inviting artists of all stripes to fundraise for The Village Festival by doing their own Dumb Stunt.


This is your chance to make a fool of yourself for a good cause, tick an item off your bucket list and declare your support for Australian arts.


Or if you can’t imagine performing a Dumb Stunt, at least financially support some others who are putting their dignity on the line.

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I want to do a dumb stunt. What next?

  1. Click on "Do Your Own Dumb Stunt" above
  2. Register a GoFundraise account or sign in with Facebook
  3. Build your page from a simple template explaining your dumb stunt and choose your fundraising target
  4. Tell everyone you know about your stunt and The Village Festival. Tweet, text, e-mail, share, shout etc.
  5. If the target is reached, The Village will help you execute the stunt at the Edinburgh Gardens Village Festival 28-30 October 2016.
  6. If you don't reach the target, you're still helping The Village and its community of artists
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How do I support a crazy stunter?

  1. Click on Search Dumb Stunts above
  2. Browse those offering to do a dumb stunt or search for someone specific
  3. Decide who you will support and how much
  4. You can give to more than one dumb stunt, or if you prefer make a straight donation to The Village Festival
  5. Pay securely via PayPal or credit card
  6. Tell your friends and followers about Dumb Stunts and encourage them to donate too
  7. Come to the Edinburgh Gardens Village Festival 28-30 October 2016 and see the Dumb Stunt performed if the target has been reached.
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The Village Festival is a registered charity with an eleven year history. The Village is recognised for their integral work with Australian artists: each year they give opportunities for hundreds of artists and performers to create new work, experiment in a supportive environment and bring together artists and audiences.


The Village Festival travels around Australia taking the unique festival concept to communities large and small. The festival is an ideal platform through which communities can discover and celebrate their own creativity.


Please support The Village Festival by donating generously to your chosen Dumb Stunt(s) for Cash. Anyone who contributes $30 or more before 28 October 2016 will get priority entry into the Edinburgh Gardens Village Festival including a free drink at the bar.