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GiveBig 2021: Keep Artists Afloat

Schack Artist in Residence Summer 2021 Program

Last year, your generous donations during GiveBig 2020 kept Schack afloat. This year, we turn our focus to providing a lifeline to artists, ensuring they have both financial and emotional support. After supporting 30 part-time artists during our 2020 Schack CARES residency program, we continue this legacy with Schack Artist in Residence Summer 2021 Program.

Our Schack Artist in Residence Summer 2021 Program gets artists back in their studios, creating new works. Participating artists will take part in a full-time, month-long residency creating art. To make this program work, we need $20,000. Having graciously received $10,000 from two private donors, we are asking for your support to help us raise additional funds to help make this program happen.

In 2020, Schack supported 30 part-time artists during the Schack CARES program including Alex Vincini, pictured here

Your donation today goes directly towards our Artist in Residence Summer 2021 program.

KEEP ARTISTS AFLOAT, Schack Artist in Residence Summer 2021 FAQ

-According to Americans for the arts, over 62% of working artists have become fully unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

-In a Fall 2020 survey, 85% of our artist community here at Schack reported being significantly financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

-$5,000 will cover the labor, admin and materials cost for one full time artist in the summer program. Our goal is to support at least four 2021 artists.

-If we surpass our $20,000 goal, we will either hire additional artists or lengthen the program time.

-Chosen artists with be provided with a material stipend.

-Open to artists from Snohomish and Island Counties.

-Click here to receive an email reminder and direct link when artist applications open for this program. 

Schack Art Center (Arts Council of Snohomish County) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. EIN:23-7438061

Matching Gifts Through Your Workplace

You can double your donation to Schack Art Center with a matching gift. Many companies support non-profits by matching employee contributions. Some also match retired employee contributions. If your employer has a Matching Gifts Program, please contact your personnel office and let them know you support Schack Art Center. They will provide you with the appropriate form.

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