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 Charter Oak Cultural Center"This class [Shared Ability Dance] focused on using structured and unstructured movement to enhance students’ quality of life, as well as to provide students with less or severely limited mobility the opportunity to move in ways they do not regularly get to move. Students with disabilities enjoyed in a new way the simple movements that are part of everyday living." - Charter Oak Cultural CenterCharter 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 Nourish My Soul"Thank you to @letsgoarts for supporting our Jr. Chef Boot Camp to allow children of the military have a week of culinary arts, and resilience training while forming close knit community of support." - Nourish My SoulNourish My Soul
Making a difference at EasterSeals"Thanks to a 2017 Arts + Wellness Grant, EasterSeals Camp Hemlocks’ was able to start an Arts Enrichment program, which included both dance and movement classes, as well as a visual arts programs. One of the most moving moments from the program was in the zentangle class, where participants were drawing designs in a circular pattern with beams of light radiating outward. One of the participants, Maureen, is blind and had an aide draw for her. She told the aide what to do and what colors to use. Incredibly, Maureen’s piece was the most colorful and looked much like the iris of an eye." - EasterSeals Camp Hemlocks’EasterSeals Camp Hemlocks’
Making a difference at Farmington Valley Arts Center"The great thing about the Arts Council funding is that it has allowed us to develop this program [Accessible Art for All]. We initially had the idea to develop the program, but as a small community arts center, we just didn’t have the money to do it. So it just made all the difference and really helped us bring it to fruition." Watch the video.Farmington Valley Arts Center
Making a difference at the Judy Dworin Performance Project"Organizational funding is among the hardest to find and the hardest to get, and the fact that GHAC makes it a priority and says "we understand that none of this would happen if the nuts and bolts of this organizational structure weren't supported" is what really allows the work to be what it is." Watch the video.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