Hello fellow supporter of our community,
Building community is at the heart of our mission. To us, that means growing a sustainable way to live, thrive, and support each other in our goals and dreams. The arts can play a vital role in this process.
Big Love is an experience begun in February 2014, in which each year over 20 musicians, over 25 visual artists, many yogis, poets, food vendors, an elementary school, university students, community members, and many workshop-giving organizations come together to co-create a sustainable example of collaboration, zero waste, community, healing, and true Love in and with Akron. Spanning all three floors of the Musica complex and over 12 hours of programming, the last event brought more than 2,000 people through the doors! All this, and less than one bag of trash! It was a powerful example of what can be done when the community works together to inspire, support, and educate itself. The event is free to the public, though it asks for a donation if one is able to give. Based on that funding, we were able to pay a very modest token of gratitude to all the musicians and artists involved.
This year, we look to expand the possibilities of what Big Love can be. We have already secured a generous gift of $5,000 from Knight foundation and are talking to other funders as well. We are extremely excited and humbled that our community believes in the team we have built and the network that we are growing.
We come to you to ask your support in our experience and cause. With even a modest donation of $100, a musician or artist can be sponsored. If we can raise only a few thousand dollars, we can provide all the materials for the artists to turn our new venue, the Summit Art Space into a new and creatively empowering environment for the day! Plus, we can purchase the compostable utensils and plates needed to keep our mission of zero waste attainable. We also have other levels at $250 (Bronze), $1000 (Silver) and a Gold Sponsor at $2500 and are open to other sponsorship terms, like sponsoring a stage or a room, etc. Each sponsor above $100 will be added to all printed and online materials, and will be thanked often throughout the event. $100 sponsors will be mentioned and linked to online, as well as thanked at the event.
This project is organized by the Akron Peace Project, HEALS, and the League of Creative Interventionists to name a few. Global Ties Akron is our fiscal sponsor, so your donations are tax deductible. Taking place on Saturday March 12th, this is integral to our time and the time of the year this experience takes place, winter – a time when inspiration and collaboration typically runs at its lowest point.
Thank you for your time, energies, and efforts in building a more compassionate, engaging, creative community. We look forward to discussing this with you before February 14th.
Namaste. Big Love. Contact “email@example.com”