Change a life today through art.
A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
“Everywhere I went there was art!
– 2018 Newark Arts Festival Patron
“2018 Newark Arts Festival was accessible to more people – there was art for everyone.”
– 2018 Newark Arts Festival Artist
Dear Art Friend,
What did we learn from Newark Arts Festival 2018? Girls rock! The power of women, girls and all of us was expressed through the fascinating lens of artistic expression.
Arts enlivens city and community space. Any vibrant city bursts with art. Murals activate park spaces. Music wafts through windows. Spoken word on street corners and in cafes. Art creates scenes. People want to be immersed in those spaces and venues where art happens. Art draws people in.
Newark Arts powers the arts to transform lives and advocates for the arts and cultural economy. We push for affordable live/work spaces. We lead forums for artists to be heard. We host the annual Newark Arts Festival, which includes Open Doors Kids. We have big ideas for cultural trusts. And, we seek out best practices among cities that have leveraged the arts to usher in cool.
Your donation helps us to connect and enhance the arts community by bringing arts education to kids, issuing micro grants to arts partners, and spearheading discussions of buildings set aside for designated cultural space.
As for the economics of it, we help to support Newark’s nonprofit arts scene, which in 2016 generated 5,000 jobs and $178 million in revenue from smaller studios to the Newark Museum and Performing Arts Center.
Please help us power the arts that transform lives in Greater Newark. Give $100 or more by December 1, 2018 and receive a free “Dedication to Memory” Newark Arts Festival Journal. Give $500 or more by December 1, 2018 and receive both the Journal and the Official Festival Tote bag.
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Matching Gifts: The easiest way to increase the impact of your support of Newark Arts!
What if you could double or triple the amount of your support Newark Arts in less than 10 minutes and do so at no additional cost to you?
Today more and more corporations such as Prudential, ExxonMobil, IBM, Pfizer, PSEG, Verizon, American Express and Chubb are supporting causes their employees care about through the use of matching gifts.
These businesses and many others participate in philanthropic giving by matching employees’ contributions at a 1:1 dollars ratio.
Matching gifts are unrestricted in nature and are in most cases used to help offset the cost of day to day operations. It doesn’t matter if you’re working in the U.S. or abroad – if your company has a Matching Gifts program, your contributions to the station regardless of where they are made will most likely eligible.
Matching gift forms are normally available from your HR representative though some companies will ask that you take to a few minutes to complete an on-line application.
Your matching gift requests will then be submitted directly through your HR department who will contact us for verification or you’ll be advised to mail it to Newark Arts. Once we confirm that a donation has been paid, a check is sent to Newark Arts that matches your contribution based on payment guidelines.
In just a few minutes you can easily turn $25 into $50; $100 to $200 and a $1200 contribution into $2,400 or more!
And remember – many corporations also match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees!