Funding Friday: The Indy Covergence
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Indy Convergence brings artists together to collaborate and take bold steps in their work in an intense two-week residency program in Indianapolis, IN.
The Indy Convergence connects and empowers professional artists of all disciplines through meaningful residencies where artists create new work, collaborate across genres and teach community workshops.
What does that really mean? Each year we choose 12 outstanding professioanl arists to join us in Indianapolis at the Wheeler Arts Community theater in Fountain Square for two weeks. While we're all there, each artist is given eight and only eight hours of rehearsal to develop a new project with the idea of saying "yes" to themselves.
Each participant also leads a workshop in their area of expertise- everyone must attend each workshop. That means we have dancers singing, directors acting, muscians making puppets and designers writing poems. The wonderful part about these workshops is that they are FREE to anyone who wants to attend. Check out our schedule of workshop in April on our website.
Finally, eveyone who participates in an Indy Convergence residency works on the "Umbrella Project". No, it's not about umbrellas. This project is the core of the Indy Convergence mission- to get artists from different backgrounds working successfully together to create something meaningful- not just art for other artists of a certain field. We hope you'll join us this year in Fountain Square. There are a bunch of new restaruants opening up down there too. So make it a day and join us for a workshop or our informal Open Lab Performance on June 1, 2013. But, first, for all this to happen we need you to help us reach our goal. Donate now!
The Money Business:
What does your donaiton does....physically in the space once we've retrived it from the bank.
$20 will make copies for a new play being presented at Indy Convergence.
$50 covers the cost of one speicalized lighting instrument rental.
$100 will sponsor a workshop that teaches people about how to use Improvisation in any arts field....or life in general.
$136 covers the cost of one month at our storage unit, so all the things we buy for people can be re-used in a different project next year. Check out how we re-use materials here.
$250 will cover our costs of an entire day at Indy Convergence including gas for transporting participants, space rental, and much needed coffee.
$350 sponsors an entire project. This includes addition space rental, building materials, special props and again... much needed coffee to get those creative juices flowing.
$1,000 will cover most of our administrative costs for the behind the scenes work the staff works on before the big event.
$1,500 covers the theater rental costs for the entire residency....and again, the extra coffee.
No Cash? No Problem!
There are plenty of other ways you can help Indy Convergence reach our $4,500 goal. Do you:
- Know a blogger who would want to write about us?
- Know a business owner who could sponsor a program?
- Have excellent fine motor skills for hanging posters?
- Want to house an artist?
- Donate a meal or materials for a project?
If you have any of these or any other unique skills you'd like to donate get in touch with us. And the BEST thing you can do to help is SHARE this like a bad rumor! Contactcaitlin@indyconvergence.org if you have a talent or time you are able to donate.