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Cite des Arts Operating Fund

$1,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 11 months
2018 will be a critical year for Cité des Arts !  The rent has gone up and our funding gone down, and we need a new AC unit before the summer heat arrives.  There is a critical gap that will need to be filled and we need your help.

We started with a whisper and a prayer, and we have continued to grow each year. We are much more than a theater – we are now recognized as an arts incubation center. And we are so thankful for all the artists -  visual artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, dancers, actors, directors and producers. We appreciate all who have mentored other artists, taught classes and shared their talents with others.  We are truly grateful for all of you who have visited exhibits, taken classes, participated in festivals, attended shows and volunteered at Cité des Arts over the years.

Do you realize that there are over three hundred events at Cité des Arts every year? It's true! And the miraculous aspect of Cité des Arts is the fact that this happens with one full-time employee, one part-time employee, and hundreds of dedicated volunteers. There was a day when we had double or triple that staff, but in recent years the budgets have shrunk drastically in organizations from which we draw our grant funding. Our grant funding has fallen by approximately seventy-five percent (75%).  Our mission is different from many of the other awesome and generous non-profits in the area, but it is just as vital:  Giving local artists the opportunity and the space to hone their craft, to have their voices heard and visions shared.  To keep the arts and culture alive at the grassroots level in our community.
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Hello all! It has been awhile, but this campaign is still ongoing and we have a ways to go! Please open up your wallets and give whatever you can afford to give. I have plenty of signed copies of Greg Guirard's book and you can get one for a $100 donation. Please donate now!
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For those of you who wonder about the value of a donation to Cite des Arts I submit the following: The travel company Expedia has recognized Lafayette as one of the 26 cities in their America's Most Artistic Cities list. Cite des Arts was listed along with several other awesome organizations in the city as contributing to the artistic and cultural life of the country. We are honored to be recognized along with our friends and colleagues in these other organizations and proud of the contributions we and YOU, as a supporter, make in the artistic and cultural life of our city, region, state and country. Click the link to view the Expedia article: https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/americas-artistic-towns/#Lafayette

Help us to continue this good work and keep up the good fight. Please consider now a donation to Cite des Arts Operating fund of any amount that you can afford.
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Let's not let the donations slow down! I know this is a busy time with Mardi Gras, but please take the time to click the link and make a donation of any amount that you can afford. I still have signed copies of the late great Greg Guirard's "The Land of Dead Giants" to the next 8 people who donate $100.
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Keep those donations coming, we're just under a fifth of the way to our goal! With y'all's help we hope to reach $1000 by Friday, and any amount gets us that much closer.
Additionally, we still have a few signed copies left of Greg Guirard's "The Land of Dead Giants." Donate $100 or more to Cité des Arts Operating Fund to reserve yours today!
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$1,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 11 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Cite Des Arts
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Lafayette, LA
EIN: 721491585
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