Become a Youth Selfie Project Sponsor!

$150.00

Sponsor a youth so all children who desire to participate can create a Selfie for the “HOPE” Selfie Mural! Currently the cost to families is $25 per Youth Artist to allow their youth to participate.

The actual cost per portrait is $133.99 per portrait and includes:

  • Primed mural cloth
  • Installation materials
  • Professional installation incl. lift rental
  • Mural paints
  • Artist Instructor Fees
  • Event Supplies
  • Event Administration

We don’t want families to be priced out of such a special project that will empower the young artists and the community for years to come. HOW MANY YOUTH WILL YOU BE SPONSORING TODAY?

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Description

The Philly Selfie Project is a labor of love offering the community, and the city’s youth and families the opportunity to participate in a visual arts project that will inspire the city for years to come. Professional visual artists from all across the city are leading Self Portrait ‘Selfie” Workshops with youth ages 7 to 99 (!) that will be installed on the east facing wall of The Germantown ArtHaus building. The Philly Youth Selfie Project requires over 150 portraits.

WHY BECOME A SPONSOR?

Philadelphia is one of the poorest large cities in the nation. The  COVID Pandemic has only exacerbated this and many local families are struggling financially; some working multiple jobs just to keep the lights on. We don’t want finances to be a barrier to entry for any family that wants their youth to participate.

What is a community to do? We join together and provide assistance so those who otherwise would have finances preclude them from attending.  We want any family that wants to participate to have the opportunity.

YOUR SPONSORSHIP

Your sponsorship of one or more youth will give us the ability to offer the workshop free to families that want to participate and give their youth the opportunity to be immortalized as the ‘HOPE’ for our future. For the cost of a happy meal or skipping one stop at the local coffee shop, Philadelphia’s youth will:

  • be a part of something bigger than themselves,
  • have an opportunity to learn from professional artists,
  • be empowered to express themselves
THE CASE FOR SPONSORSHIP
  • Workshop Ticket Price:
    • We offer tickets to the workshop at $25 per participant in order to prevent a financial barrier for families.
    • We know that there are many families in a city where over 25% of the population is living at or below the poverty level, that even $25 presents a barrier.
    • We don’t want any youth that wants to see their face on the building to be denied due to finances so we knew that we would have to raise funds for the project.
  • The Workshop Ticket cost doesn’t equal the actual cost:
    • The actual cost for each portrait is $133.99 and includes:
      • Event Coordination & Marketing
      • Materials: professional mural grade paints and substrates for outdoor installation
      • Instruction: professional artist stipends for leading the workshops
      • Installation: professional installation of all 150+ portraits to ensure a long-lasting mural for the community
  • For the FEEL GOODS
    • This project offers the opportunities to make a young person smile. There is nothing like watching a teenager sit down in front of their canvas, (frustrated, maybe not even wanting to be there) and find joy in expressing themselves.
    • There are many families who would LOVE to offer this opportunity for their child(ren). Imagine them walking, driving or riding by the mural a few years from now pointing to their portrait on the wall!

SPONSORSHIP FAQ

CAN I DESIGNATE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT MY SPONSORSHIP WILL SUPPORT?

At this time, we are not able to apply sponsorships to participants from specific neighborhoods. Our goal is to receive enough sponsorships so that all participants are sponsored and youth from any neighborhood can participate!

WILL BY BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION BE RECOGNIZED AS A SPONSOR?

Yes! If you would like to be recognized publicly (on our social media and email marketing), simply skip the check box to decline recognition and be sure to include your business or organization’s name and details. Please also email us your business or organization’s logo to gtownarthaus@gmail.com.

IS MY SPONSORSHIP TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

We do not give tax or accounting advice. Please check with your accountant. The Germantown ArtHaus is sponsored fiscally by The Artist Bank, a 501(c)3 non-profit (EIN: 84-2734758) and as such your sponsorship should be eligible for tax deduction.

WHO DO I CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS OR TO VOLUNTEER?

Sponsors that have questions or would like to volunteer are welcomed to reach out to Community Engagement Liaison, Eleena de Lisser at arthauscommunity@gmail.com. DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS? Email Founder Keisha Whatley at gtownarthaus@gmail.com.

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