Be a voice for our local arts community! Inspire your friends, family, and social media followers to donate by creating a Facebook fundraiser.
- Head to our Facebook page and click Create Fundraiser
- Set a goal that inspires your network to help you raise donations (we recommend $200 – $1,000)
- Select a deadline for the fundraiser to end (we recommend 2 – 4 weeks).
- Create a title for the fundraiser.
- Write a description that tells your story on why you support the arts and motivates your audience to donate.
- Lastly, select a cover photo from the following document.
Some of the success stories
Making a Difference at Cuatro PuntosMusic Moves Hartford "Downtown Singers," a program of Cuatro Puntos, was formed primarily for those in our community experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. "It is important to use music for greater means than itself...forming a choir helps build a sense of community, purpose, and joy." - Kevin Bishop, Director, Cuatro PuntosCuatro Puntos
“[The] BVA partners were phenomenal…they understood social media in a way the FVAC board and volunteers did not…[they] put out surveys and collected a lot of data.” FVAC’s experience with the innovation goal workshop combined with findings generated by their BVA partners culminated in four distinct yet interwoven areas of potential growth: Visibility, Excitement, Community, and Sustainability.Farmington Valley Arts Center
Making a difference at Charter Oak Cultural Center“When I was 13, I had no career goals and was un-directed. Charter Oak gave me a place to sit down with other kids where we could discuss issues and share our art. We created an environment where we felt safe and grew as people. I am now 19 years old, in college, and an assistant teacher at Charter Oak. I would like to continue my career performing, teaching, and writing poetry books to inspire my community. Charter Oak gave me a direction in life.” – Roberto Sanchez, Youth Arts AlumnusCharter Oak Cultural Center
Making a difference at Hartford Artisans Weaving Center"Social isolation and loneliness are common issues for physically disabled persons and seniors. The Weaving Center's artisan program provides people with consistent opportunities to learn in a group, socialize over lunch, and work through creative and personal challenges in a supportive community. In addition to the social benefit of the close-knit community, artisans express how working through a creative challenge and physically creating a brand new textile boosts their sense of personal accomplishment." - Hartford Artisans Weaving CenterHartford Artisans Weaving Center
Making a difference at Hartford ChoraleHartford Chorale works to cultivate the creative talents of school-aged youth in the region in four specific ways: an internship with full scholarship, 2 rehearsals a year open to school choir singers, free tickets offered to MS and HS students, and inviting HS and Youth choirs to perform on stage with the Chorale. After one young choir student attended both open rehearsals last season and organized her class to attend a performance, she became an intern and brought her own school choir to join the Chorale in this season’s inaugural concert.Hartford Chorale
Making a difference at Judy Dworin Performance ProjectJudy Dworin Performance Project‘s ‘Moving Matters!’ Multi-Arts Residency at Parkville Community School, entering its 23rd year of operation, is having multi-generational impact in bringing art into the lives of families struggling with access to quality educational and cultural enrichment. JDPP staff overheard families arriving to watch the final sharing performance of ‘Moving Matters’ saying, “do you remember doing this when we were kids?” Families are excited to support their children, and proud of their artistic achievement. The performance had record-high family attendance this season due to their ability to provide bus transportation to and from Trinity College.Judy Dworin Performance Project
Making a difference at Playhouse on Park"We are incredibly grateful to the Greater Hartford Arts Council. We are only 8 years old; we founded a professional theater in 2009 when the economy was at its worst. So without the support from foundations like the Arts Council, we certainly wouldn't be here. Programming support has allowed to supplement ticket prices and allow us to keep our tickets at a more affordable price range." Watch the video.Playhouse on Park