A cultural refuge in the middle of the bush
The Eramboo World Studies Centre, Reserve Trust is an independent non-profit artist environment and education facility established by Susan Milne & Greg Stonehouse with support from fellow artists, students and the local community to promote cultural expression in the creative and visual arts.Eramboo’s development is an example of a challenge being met and turned into success by the enthusiasm, initiative and hard work of local people who felt strongly enough about creating & preserving a cultural establishment located in a natural bushland setting bordering on the Kur-ring-gai National Park on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
The Centre is situated on land owned by the Dept of Lands & has been under a Licence Agreement since 1986 with the original Founders. After the Submission of a Plan Management to the Dept of Lands in December 2005 brought about the change of management of Eramboo from a licence for educational establishment held by Eramboo World Studies Centre to a Crown Reserve for Public Recreation & Environment Protection, establishment of a Reserve Trust and appointment of Eramboo World Studies Centre Pty Ltd as a Reserve Trust Manager. Trust Membership is a valuable voluntary role with the reward of contributing to the local community & working to preserve this significant public asset. Eramboo World Studies Centre considers themselves privileged to be the Reserve Trust Managers of Eramboo.
How is it funded?
Eramboo maintains itself from studio hire fees, fees from classes & workshops & generous support from Volunteers & friends. These have always been supplemented by fundraising efforts. Eramboo is currently in the process of applying for the Deductible Gift Recipient status & will soon able to offer Tax Deductible receipts for donations of $2 & over.