Year-end Appeal 2012
As many of you know, for over forty years The Center for Contemporary Art has provided exceptional education programs, opportunities to exhibit, to view excellent exhibitions, and outreach programs for those who need them the most.
We are a vital part of this community and fill a real need. Last year 53 artists were engaged as faculty, over 700 artists participated in nine on-site and four off-site exhibitions, and 1,500 children, teens and adults enrolled in 183 classes and workshops. This year our programs are even more robust. And we launched a comprehensive outreach program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder that is quickly making us the go-to place for special needs art programs.
The Center has a long history of hosting Youth Art Month exhibitions for Somerset County and now offers a full month of art programming each year that includes a Family Open House with children’s hands on art activities, an interactive artist demonstration for teens, and a professional development workshop for area art teachers.
Keeping our doors open during these challenging times has become difficult and 2013 promises to continue to deliver economic challenges to the non-profit community. Tuition from our classes and workshops does not even come close to covering the full cost of our programs. And as expenses have risen, support from foundations, corporations and state institutions has hit an all time low.
A thriving art center is at the heart of any vibrant, healthy community. At this time we truly need the support of caring, generous members of our community like you to ensure that The Center can continue to provide exceptional arts education programs.
Please show your support by making a year-end gift to the 2012 annual fund! Please click here to learn how to make a contribution.
Elie Porter Trubert