Make a Difference

Loud and clear our artists are saying, “We want a future.” Your support will help make that possible. Individual donors like you provide more than 25% of our operating budget. Your tax-deductible donation will help to:

  • Provide experienced staff support, art supplies, and professional development opportunities to each of our 60 artists.
  • Support the reopening of our studios safely through the creation of small cohorts that can work together at a safe distance
  • Continue to provide virtual programming to our artists who are not yet able to join us in person. 

With your help we can surmount this challenging time and look forward to a vibrant and equitable future!

By the Numbers:

  • Reduced State Funding – $200,000: The State typically makes up 50% of our budget through billable hours, but they have put us in an impossible position. We currently receive a paltry $5.46 / hour for vital virtual programming, yet our capacity for in-person programming is limited to no more than 25 artists per studio. At the same time, residential providers can bill in our stead, potentially exhausting our funds for the entire fiscal year.
  • Special Event Cancellations – $30,000. Without the ability to host our large-scale community fundraisers like the Chili Cook-off, Unbridled Art, Art Auction Benefit, and Summer Bash, we expect to lose $100,000 in contributed revenue this fiscal year.
  • Exhibition Cancellations – $30,000. With the cancellation of all Circle Contemporary exhibitions, we lose our primary pathway to art sales. 60% of sales go to the artists, so this directly impacts their livelihoods as well.