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 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 of one or more youth will give us the ability to offer $5* Registration for 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
* WHY NOT FREE TICKETS FOR FAMILIES?
Historically, free events receive a lot of registrations but experience low attendance. To ensure attendance and increase the odds that registered families attend the workshops, we have elected to charge $5 per youth for sponsored tickets.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO YOU HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS? Email Founder Keisha Whatley at email@example.com.