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Monday, November 06, 2017 3:07 pm

Verbatim: AmplifyArt projects each reach donation goals

The Journal Gazette

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne issued this news release today:

FORT WAYNE, IN -- The three projects chosen for this cycle of #AmplifyArt exceeded their goals and will become a reality thanks to community support through social media advocacy and online donations.

  • Cinema Center's Spectator Lounge Screen raised $5,075 of their $5,000 goal. Cinema Center will convert its Spectator Lounge space, currently used for events, meetings, gallery, discussions and other programming into a second screening room with 40 seats.
  • The Derby Girls Documentary raised $4,032 of their $3,000 goal. This feature length documentary will showcase the lives of the skaters who comprise the Fort Wayne Derby Girls and what drives them to play their sport.
  • Indiana Center for Middle East Peace's The Andalusian Trail raised $4,320 of their $4,000 goal. Through story and song, The Andalusian Trail celebrates the diversity of cultures that came to settle medieval Andalusia (southern Spain) -- from India, North Africa, and the Middle East -- the coexistence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the rich exchange of musical ideas, instruments, and culture.

Amplify Art! is a crowdfunding program that mobilizes community support for and awareness of diverse creative projects. Each Amplify Art! campaign takes place over one month; this cycle took place October 1-31. Each project was seeded with $1,000, and donations from community members to each project were matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $1,500 by 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

Applications for the next cycle of Amplify Art! are due March 1, 2018, and the cycle runs from May 1-31, 2018. Read the full grant guidelines or visit artsunited.org/amplify for more information.

Please contact the respective representatives to learn more about each project:

Spectator Lounge Screen

Jonah Crismore, Cinema Center, jonah@cinemacenter.org

Derby Girls Documentary

Joe Wood, info@derbygirlsdoc.com

The Andalusian Trail

Michael Spath, Indiana Center for Middle East Peace, Lmichaelspath@gmail.com

Amplify Art! is made possible with support from the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and 3River Federal Credit Union. To learn more about the Amplify Art! selection process and this session's projects or to donate, visit www.artsunited.org/amplify .

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. is a non-profit united arts fund and local arts agency that serves the communities of northeast Indiana by fueling the momentum of more than 70 arts, culture and quality of life initiatives each year. Arts United's strategic investments position arts and culture organizations to achieve higher levels of excellence and quality, to improve access to the arts for all community members and to support regional priorities for growth and development.