Together, we can employ local artists during this time when they need us most.

About the Project

Canceled gigs and lost sales have been a heart-breaking financial burden for our local artist community. This hits close to home with Strathmore’s Artists in Residence (AIR), who perform in our historic Music Room, and visual artists, whose works have graced our Mansion walls.  In response to the COVID-19 closures, Strathmore is finding ways to continue our programming and continue supporting our artists.  

We moved our Artist Talks (for adult and kids), Artists in Fiction Book Club, and Creative Writing Workshops online. Our kid-focused Saturday Family Jam Sessions (like Cecily in the video above!) have also moved online and are now available for free. Having had to cancel 10 ticketed AIR concerts, we created the Live from the Living Room series, bringing free music to our patrons and continuing to offer paying gigs for local musicians.
 

And today we need your help.   

Your gift today will directly cover artistic fees and costs related to creating these virtual experiences, allowing all of these programs to be offered for free.
 

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on ticket income and charitable gifts from individuals like you to sustain our operations. With our venues closed due to the state mandate, we have had to cancel or postpone all of our revenue-generating programs and events through June. Despite these major setbacks, we are working diligently to provide virtual arts experiences for the public.
 

Your donation will have an immediate impact AND will go twice as far!
 

Every dollar you donate today will be matched up to $5,000 until the funds run out. Your gift of any size will double your impact–keeping local artists employed AND bringing free virtual arts experiences to our community when we all need it most.
 

We sincerely thank you as we all work together to navigate this rapidly evolving situation, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Strathmore soon.   

For a list of upcoming virtual programs, visit us at strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/virtual-content


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$10,226.52 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 3 days to go
  • Donate $25 or more

    Your gift will help cover one month of our Zoom expenses so we can continue bringing Artist Talks directly to you and your fellow art lovers.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    Your gift will help us support the artistic area of greatest need, helping ensure that our artists are compensated for their valuable time and talents.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $300 or more

    Your gift will support one Artist in Residence virtual performance for the Live from the Living Room series. Plus, you’ll get a special shout-out at an upcoming virtual event.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $600 or more

    Your gift will support two Artist in Residence virtual programs for our littlest audience members during our Saturday Family Jams. As a thank you, Strathmore will list your name in the Winter 2020/2021 issue of the Strathmore Newsletter.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    Your gift will help us support the artistic area of greatest need as well as provide essential resources for Strathmore to continue developing innovative ways to employ artists while ensuring sure their virtual experiences are meaningful and educational. As a thank you, Strathmore will list your name on the Donor Wall in the Music Center Promenade.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
-$226.52 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,226.52 of $10,000 goal ⋅ 3 days to go

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