About the Project
Suncor Energy Foundation has donated $50,000 to this campaign and will match $50,000 in individual donations. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has provided an additional $50,000 in matching dollars for individual donors, meaning the first $100,000 of individual donations to the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund will be matched!
As of December 20, 2013 there remains $12,356.50 to match against individual donors.
In the time since the flood there has been an outpouring of support and offers to donate to the arts in Alberta. This project's aim is to direct these offers to the arts community, however, there are many other exciting arts projects on InvestYYC.com that still need support. We hope you consider investing in these other worthy initiatives as well – the show must go on!
The 2013 floods have been devastating to the lives of thousands of Albertans and many communities now face a complete rebuild. The arts community did not escape impact. A preliminary assessment shows that many artists and arts organizations have taken a severe hit as a result of the floods. Our earliest estimates have already calculated potential losses of over $3 million in the arts sector, with a large section of the community still unable to assess their losses. In our conversations with artists and arts organizations, we are repeatedly hearing of people and groups facing:
- damaged or destroyed venues, offices and homes
- loss of equipment or supplies vital to their livelihoods
- cancelled contracts, refunded tickets and other lost revenue due to cancelled events
Rebuilding our Community: Onward!
Alberta’s arts community shares the resilient spirit of all Albertans. Even in these bleak times, faced with seemingly insurmountable loss, the community has banded together and is offering help and expertise wherever it may be of use. However, the short- and long-term impacts on the arts community are daunting, and financial support is crucial to sustaining the creators who make our towns and cities vibrant places to live--and places worth rebuilding. Alberta's artists and arts organizations will need your help.
How your Donation Will Help
Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild funds will support artists and arts organizations from across southern Alberta as they recover from the devastating impacts of the flood. The funds will be administered by Calgary Arts Development, in conjunction with other community and government partners from across Alberta whose focus is on direct support of the arts.
Our generous partners at Benevity have agreed to waive their administration fee on all donations made to Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild. This means that the only deductions from donations will be a 1.9% + $0.30 per transaction fee for credit card charges. Benevity’s gesture allows us to put as much of your donation in the hands of artists and arts organizations as possible. There will be no administration fee levied by Calgary Arts Development or their partners to distribute the funds.
All donations made through InvestYYC.com will receive a charitable tax receipt. If you prefer to make a donation by cash or cheque, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to accommodate your request, however at this time only donations made through the website can receive a tax receipt.
If you’d like to support the arts community by providing specific resources or skills, please fill out the Offer Help form on the Calgary Arts Development website or invest in one of the other amazing projects on InvestYYC.com.