• Donation of $100 provides a scholarship to Summer Art Camp to a needy child
Through your donation today, you give a child with Babe James Youth Center, Boys & Girls Club, and other deserving kids the opportunity to attend a week of Summer Art Camp at ACA. Now, with the upset over school closings, kids need the release of Summer Art Camp more than ever!
• Donation of $500 helps funds our programs in the community
ACA presents over 250 FREE programs in the Central Florida community yearly, including its Arts & Wellness programs and outreaches by artists. These include monthly programs with youth who are first offenders, youth who are in foster care group homes, “Feel Good Fridays” at New Smyrna Beach High School and “Wildcat Wednesdays” at Chisholm Elementary, a monthly program to support am art class at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and at our local community centers. We work with the frail elderly who may suffer great loneliness, and veterans who may feel disenfranchised. We provide these life-changing moments for free, thanks to the support of folks like you.
• Bid of $1,000 provides a scholarship for an artist to attend a residency, and is MATCHED, dollar-for-dollar, by Margie Pabst Steinmetz and Chuck Steinmetz
The Pabst Steinmetz Scholarship Fund provides the capital to meet our goal of opportunity. Since 1982 and throughout 176 residencies, over 5,000 Associates have worked with prominent international artists engaging in artistic discourse and collaborative opportunities. Margie and Chuck believe in giving ALL accepted artists the opportunity to be mentored “fee-free” by some of the greatest contemporary artists of our time. They have pledged $250,000 to an endowment to be matched over five years; your one-time or multi-year gift supports this vision. Every donation will be MATCHED!
• Bid of $2,500 supports our Environment
Atlantic Center for the Arts 68-acres teem with wildlife, over 100 native plant species and bees producing our very own Spruce Creek Honey! Our award-winning Leeper Studio Complex is connected by raised boardwalks to protect our natural environment. Gifts at this level help us sustain this pristine landscape!
• Bid of $5,000 supports our international artists-in-residence program
Your help in underwriting the residency program ensures ACA will continue to attract the top artists in the world – Pulitzer-Prize winners, Guggenheim fellows, and McArthur Award winners, who continue to write our cultural narrative.