You may have heard the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child, but the same can be said for a performing arts organization, too!
You also may have heard that all arts organizations in Austin are facing drastic cuts in funding from the City. For many organizations, this City money represents their largest source of funding, which makes these cuts all the more stifling.
You can help, though! If you live in the city limits, you can write to your council member to let them know how important you think it is to adequately fund Austin's art organizations. And no matter where you live, you can always make a tax-deductible contribution to us in person at a concert, by mail, or through our secure server. Once you complete your transaction, we will process a signed receipt for your records.
We welcome contributions of all sizes, but what we would really love is to crowd-fund much of our remaining season. Crowd-funding is when many people make small contributions that add up over time!
For example, if everyone who "liked" us on Facebook (1,234 people as of today) donated just $15, we'd have $18,510 – enough to cover a huge chunk of our overall 2018-19 budget. We'd love to have to add a page to our programs to be able to fit our donors' names! Also, tell your friends about how much you love us! Share this email with them, or invite them to a concert!
No donation is too small. As a young musical "start-up," we are always finding savings anywhere we can. So, you can be assured that we're making every penny go as far as possible to further our goal of bringing you the high-quality early music.
Thank you all again for your ongoing support! There is no way we could be what we are without you, and every gift you give is is incredibly appreciated! If you've given since the beginning of the season (thank you!!), watch your mailbox for your receipt – we are finishing those up this weekend and they should go out early next week.
Billy Traylor, Artistic Director & Founder
Stephanie Raby, Concertmaster
Hannah McGinty, Chorusmaster
Abigail Jackson, Ensemble Administrator