Autumn Fundriasing Appeal & Looking Ahead to Fall 2017
Hello Outpost Friends!
It's been a great summer – The 12th Annual New Mexico Jazz Festival was as good, if not better, than ever with a wide variety of acts and venues (even an inaugural John Lewis Youth Piano Competition) and some great new partnerships, including our closing concert with René Marie at the beautiful African American Performing Arts Center. Plus, our 22nd Annual Summer Thursday Jazz Nights featuring so many amazing New Mexico based talent was terrific.
But, as alwyas, it was also an EXPENSIVE SUMMER! When ticket sales only account for 25% of our income, WE RELY ON YOUR SUPPORT to do what we do— to pay artists and staff, to pay for utilities, to keep tickets affordable, to offer inexpensive classes for youth and adults, to hire local teens to play at our monthly Roust the House Teen Performance Nights, to mount visual arts exhibits in our Inpost Artspace, and so on. It all works beautifully, but ONLY BECAUSE OF YOUR ONGOING GENEROSITY. So we come to you now, as we do at several other times during the year, to ask for your support.
You provide us with 25% of our annual income, which is really quite amazing, and your generosity is deeply appreciated. You make it happen year round in the following ways: 1. Membership: we currently have 800+ members! Let's get to 900 this year! Suggest it to your friends or give a membership as a gift!; 2. A twice-yearly appeal for 100% tax deductible donations— once in December, at the end of the year; and once every Spring or Autumn; 3. Special events like our Gala in the Spring or our Jazz Club Setting Fundraiser Concerts at the Outpost Performance Space.
Every Fall, after our Jazz Festival, is a time when we are waiting for various grants and such to start coming in, at the same time we need to be sending out artist deposits, buying plane tickets, and so on for the upcoming season. It gets "a bit tight." So please consider giving a tax-deductible gift in support of Outpost programs TODAY Here's how:
1. MAKE A DONATION ONLINE at our website.
2. Send a check in the mail to us at: Outpost Productions, PO Box 4543, Albuquerque, NM 87196
3. Call us at 268-0044. We can take your donation with a credit card (Visa/MC/AmEx)
We are excited about the upcoming 2017-2018 Season and we think you will be too! Some of the highlights include Hudson with Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield; Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart Trio; Los Pleneros de la 21; Omar Sosa Quarteto AfroCubano; Jayme Stone's Folklife; Bobby Shew & the Albuquerque Jazz Orchestra celebrating Dizzy Gillespie's Centennial; Kurt Rosenwinkle; The Bad Plus; Edmar Castaneda; and so much more!
It truly takes a village, and together we make it happen!
Yours Gratefully & Sincerely,
Outpost Founder & Executive Director
P.S. For businesses (or individuals) who wish to become sponsors there are plenty of wonderful opportunities. Give us a call at 268-0044. We’d love to talk to you about it.