Thank you for taking the time to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.
Between now and September 30th your donation will double in size thanks to an anonymous donor that has generously come forward to match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000. That’s $100,000 to support dance, theatre, music, painting, sculpture, photography, public art, and so much more.
Each year approximately 175 artists and arts organizations look to the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo for information, resources, and support. Your donation to the Arts Council provides us with the resources to help artists continue to grow and thrive. We are also proud of the fact that 81% of our budget goes right back into the community supporting programs like Art Hop,
Summertime Live, All Ears Theatre, Art on the Mall, as well as our fiscal sponsorship and grant programs.
We appreciate your support and the support of others like you. Your donation ensures that we can remain engaged in creative expression that defines who we are as a community, enriches us, and makes Kalamazoo a vibrant and special place to live.
Support from the Arts Council toward album production and programming through my arts consulting company Soul Artistry LLC has increased capacity and allowed for the provision of necessary arts programming in the community.”
– YOLONDA LAVENDER
CEO, Soul Artistry LLC
“Since 2013, we have partnered with the Arts Council to integrate art into our creative placemaking work. Our partnership efforts range from hosting block-wide Art Hops in Washington Square, catalyzing an expansion of the downtown effort to the neighborhoods, to partnering on the Inside Out project in the Edison Neighborhood, and more. We are blessed to have the Arts Council in our community and look forward to our continued partnership with them.”
– KELLY CLARKE
Kalamazoo County Land Bank