(event) Amplify Austin 2020

Event Category: 
Texas Folklife Event
Event Date: 
Thu Mar 5, 2020 (All day) to Fri Mar 6, 2020 (All day)

Texas Folklife will be participating in the eighth annual Amplify Austin Day! Amplify Austin is an annual 24-hour campaign in which the residents of Central Texas give back to the communities in which they live by donating to causes they believe in. This campaign is a fun and simple way for the Austin community to give together by supporting local nonprofits like Texas Folklife. This campaign has become a pillar of our fundraising efforts here at Texas Folklife and we would like to ask for your support to reach our goal this year. We have set a collective goal to reach $5,000 in donations during Amplify Austin 2020, consider supporting us here!

New to this year’s campaign, supporters can choose to donate directly to each of our main programs they feel most passionate about. The 14th annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest just announced its dynamic 2020 event lineup featuring youth competitions, live concerts and music workshops in traditional Texas accordion music genres including conjunto, polka, Cajun, zydeco and more. The winner of this contest gets to perform among stellar talent at the annual Accordion Kings & Queens concert, celebrating its 31st year in June. The prestigious Apprenticeships in the Folk and Traditional Arts Program supports the continuation of Texas traditional arts through mentorship, artist development and organizational support; 2020 awardees were also recently announced! The award-winning Stories from Deep in the Heart, a youth media, folklore, and technology literacy program that trains students and teachers to research and produce audio documentaries about their own families and communities for public radio and online outlets. In the last year, we were able to extend the Stories program, with the support of Creative Forces, to impact the communal and mental wellbeing of Texas veterans and their families. Year round we feature Gallery Exhibits that spotlight native Texas folk arts, Texas-related themes, and explore the variety of communities that exist in the Lone Star State. Overall, with this campaign we aspire to reach new audiences and spread awareness about our impact in Austin communities and the many resources we offer statewide as Texas Folklife.

We appreciate your support of our organization! For over 30 years, supporters like you have helped us to preserve and present the Lone Star State's folk and traditional arts through exhibits, performances, community residencies, school programs, and more! There are multiple ways you can Texas Folklife during Amplify Austin: 1. Donate During the Early Giving Period Early Giving for Amplify Austin has already opened! By donating during the Early Giving period you can help us to jumpstart our campaign on March 5th when Amplify Day officially begins. This year you can increase your gift by $5 when you add "#LoveTitos" in the donation message section during checkout (Note: the #LoveTitos Community Challenge is only matching up to $10,000, so make sure to donate and use the hashtag today)! Donate Today 2. Creating A Fundraiser Page 1/3 of all global giving comes from Peer-to-Peer fundraisers. We need YOU to join our team and help us to surpass our goal and continue our work across the Lone Star State! If you are interested in becoming a fundraiser during Amplify Austin, email us at info@texasfolklife.org to gain access to our Fundraiser ToolKit with graphics and language you can use for your social media and fundraising page! 3. Donating to Texas Folklife on Amplify Austin Day March 5th (6pm) - March 6th (6pm) If you would prefer to be a part of the action on Amplify Austin Day, you can donate between 6pm on March 5th and 6pm on March 6th. This city-wide fundraising opportunity has become one of the pillars of fundraising for Texas Folklife and all donation received on Amplify Day will help us to further our mission of presenting and presenting the rich cultural and unique living heritage of the Lone Star State. Donate to Our Page on Amplify Day Please consider visiting our campaign page to support our community impact! Thank you for supporting Texas Folklife!