ARTSGREENSBORO ASKS COMMUNITY TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT ON ARTS GIVING DAY
Greensboro, N.C. May 16, 2019 – The arts are part of what makes us human, they inspire and engage us. They also make our communities vibrant, our neighborhoods safer, bridge cultural and racial divides, and strengthen our economy. In fact, the annual economic impact from our county’s arts industry has grown four-fold in just the past ten years – from $38 million in 2007 to over $162 million in 2017. Simply speaking – the arts are a public good.
This is the message for ArtsGreensboro’s Arts Giving Day – a $20,000 community-wide campaign that benefits local arts organizations, projects, artists, and teachers.
“Join the Movement is a 36-hour giving campaign to support the ArtsFund at ArtsGreensboro. We don’t use the term “movement” offhandedly, we mean it. Join the Movement is a call to action to support the artistic endeavors in our city- from corner to corner, north, west, east, and south, to make sure the arts are accessible to all. At ArtsGreensboro, we are committed to making sure our creative ecosystem is healthy, and the power of the arts is infused into our everyday life, from adding art to public spaces, to using it as a catalyst to revitalize neighborhoods, and to driving economic development. Having a robust and vibrant arts community is good for all citizens and it’s our job to celebrate, elevate, and amplify the impact of having thriving artists and arts organizations living and working in our community. In joining our Movement, you are helping to make each segment of our community more creative, safer, and stronger, for you, your family, your neighbor, and for everyone,” explains ArtsGreensboro President + CEO, Laura Way.
Arts Giving Day starts at 8:00am on Tuesday May 21st and ends at 8:00pm on Wednesday May 22nd. The public is asked to “join the movement” by making a donation as a one-time gift or a recurring contribution for as little as $5 a month by texting ARTSGSO to 44-321. Contributions are also accepted at artsgreensboro.org/donate or by calling 336.373.7523. More information can be found at artsgreensboro.org/movement
About ArtsGreensboro is the only organization dedicated to strengthening the entire arts landscape in our community, which means that our contributors and volunteers have a wide impact on thousands: local audiences, students, teachers, artists, and families. We support arts events, projects, facilities, school arts programs, artists, and a local arts economy that contributes over $162 million annually back into our city.
The purpose of ArtsGreensboro is to lead and serve our creative community both as a financial resource and catalyst toward innovation, excellence, and sustainability – in order to harness the power of the arts to educate and inspire, connect people across all cultures to build a stronger community, and make Greensboro a vibrant and healthy place to live and work.