Access Art - Art for All Fundraiser
"The scholarship program at the Art Center has changed my life. I've made friends and found a passion in my 'old age.' Art!!"
"Because of my scholarship, I am now connected to a strong, supportive arts community, have endless inspiration and endless connections and resources for future projects even if I never take another art class here."
The Access Art scholarship program at the Art Center changes lives; however, it often has to turn away students who apply for scholarships, simply due to a lack of funds. This can have heartbreaking consequences for people who rely on art classes for a community or for essential health and wellness.
The average cost of a scholarship is $320; with a gift in that amount, you can open a new door in someone’s life. You never know who you will be helping: it could be a young student wanting to pursue their artistic dreams, a talented artist without the resources to create on their own, or a veteran or community member whose art helps them work through past trauma.
If we reach our $10,000 goal, $5,000 will fund tuition assistance for youth and adults who would not otherwise be able to take classes at the Art Center. The other $5,000 will support the Art Center’s overall studios, classes, and programs. We must reach the $10,000 mark by April 12, 2019 to designate funds to scholarships—and you can help make this happen.
If you believe that all members of our community deserve to experience art-making and to tell their stories, without limitations caused by financial, medical, or other personal concerns, we ask you to consider supporting this goal today.
For more information about the Art Center’s Access Art Tuition Assistance program, please click here.
You can also give a completely unrestricted donation to the Art Center by clicking the buttons below.
Why is this fundraiser important to you?
To submit your story on why you support the Art Center please Click Here.
|Patrick Flaherty - Art Center President & Executive Director
Art is a remarkable tool for self-expression with immense benefits to personal wellness, but it is often marginalized as “inessential” or seen as something unattainable. Too many people think they are “not good enough,” but that is simply not true; artistic expression is a skill that can be developed like any other. No matter your age or experience, the Art Center provides a welcoming and nourishing environment to access incredible studios and instructors and to explore the creative process at your own pace and without judgement. ...Click here to read more!
|Emily Leiserson - Art Center Director of Development
I believe that everyone has an important story to tell, and that we can't limit creative expression to only those people with the resources to afford a class at the Art Center. And I believe in places like the Art Center that remind us of the best and most beautiful parts of our community and ourselves. I haven’t always been able to afford classes or equipment to create art on my own; I support now because I want to pay it forward. ...Click here to read more!
|Alyson Walbridge - Art Center Special Programs Manager
Through my own experiences at the Art Center (and throughout my life), I have witnessed the positive impact increased accessibility to the arts has on those who are in most need of it. Whether it's a spark of confidence an ArtReach student expresses during class or a joyous phone call from a scholarship student who received full tuition, I am constantly reminded of the impact the Art Center can have on one person. I support art for all so that I can continue to see these moments come to life and these individuals thrive because of it. ...Click here to read more!
If you would like to share your story please contact, Emily Leiserson, Director of Development, at ELeiserson@IndplsArtCenter.org.