You give one, we get two.
We know you’re sick of us asking, and we’re tired of begging, so won’t you please help up reach our fund-raising goal so that we can earn a matching grant from Possible Futures? We only have $4,000 to go!
Rest assured, your donations are not spent frivolously. We bring you all this on a broken-shoestring budget. We don’t even pay for heat! Have you tried typing prose with frosty fingers?
Remember when the Atlanta Journal-Constitution canned its arts critics in 2008 and severely scaled back its coverage of cultural events? That was the same year that BURNAWAY launched in an effort to fill that void and foster the critical dialogue and media coverage we so desperately need.
Contrary to popular belief, we do pay our writers and even increased their fees this past year.
Did you see this recent Opinion piece, “The Real Humanities Crisis,” in the New York Times? It partially states [emphasis ours]:
“The situation is even worse for those who want to produce the literary, musical and artistic works that sustain our humanistic culture. Even highly gifted and relatively successful writers, artists and musicians generally are not able earn a living from their talents. The very few who become superstars are very well rewarded. But almost all the others — poets, novelists, actors, singers, artists — must either have a partner whose income supports them or a “day job” to pay the bills. Even writers who are regularly published by major houses or win major prizes cannot always live on their earnings.”
Or you can show us your love by becoming a BURNAWAY member for as little as $15. That’s about what you’d pay for a movie and popcorn, and less than a single visit to the High Museum! But that same 15 bucks will get you a full year of membership in an elite club of artists, dealers, collectors, museum professionals, and other enthusiasts. But seriously, we don’t discriminate.
We’ll gladly take your money!
Many, many thanks for your support!