As a nonprofit arts and cultural organization that offers 50 percent of its programs annually for free, ArtsQuest has been especially hit hard by the COVID-19 related shutdowns. In any other year, we present 4,000-plus programs and events for the community, including Musikfest.
Like many industries, in mid-March we went from planning a busy summer schedule to not being able to offer a single piece of programming, losing 90 percent of the revenue streams that allow us to present those programs and festivals to the community, in the blink of an eye.
Unlike other industries, the concert industry (particularly festivals and touring) still has a long way to go before being able to return to any sense of normalcy, so we need your help to make sure we’re able to ‘fest again in person once it is safe to do so.
If you’re able to, please consider donating to help ensure we’re able to make it through to next year when we can ‘fest again. In addition to helping secure a festival in future years, we’ve also got some pretty sweet thank you swag we’ll be sending out to all who make a contribution.
Check out some of our “thank you” merch below:
Here’s the breakdown of donation levels and the corresponding sweet, sweet “thank you” merch
|Donation Level||Thank You Gifts|
|$25 donation||Musikfest Sticker Pack|
|$50 donation||Limited Edition Musikfest Mug + Sticker Pack|
|$100 donation||T-Shirt + Limited Edition Musikfest Mug + Sticker Pack|
|$250 donation||Musikfest 2020 Poster + T-Shirt + 2 Limited Edition Musikfest Mugs + 2 Sticker Packs|
|$500 donation||Plush “Artie the Owl” + Musikfest 2020 Yard Sign + Musikfest 2020 Poster + 2 T-Shirts + 4 Limited Edition Musikfest Mugs + 2 Sticker Packs|
|$1,500 donation||2 Plush “Artie the Owls” + 2 Musikfest 2020 Yard Signs + Musikfest 2020 Poster + 4 T-Shirts + 4 Limited Edition Musikfest Mugs + 2 Sticker Packs|
|An exclusive VIP concert experience for 6 people at the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling, including dinner, drinks, meet and greet with the artist, and merchandise package.|
|An exclusive VIP concert experience for 6 people at Musikfest 2021, including dinner, drinks, backstage tour, and merchandise package.|
(very limited availability)
|Exclusive VIP concert experiences for 10 people at both the Musikfest Cafe presented by Yuengling AND Musikfest 2021, dining packages, exclusive merchandise, backstage tours, artist meet and greets and more.|
|If you are interested in donating at the $2,500, $5,000, or $15,000 level, please email Selena Lavonier at email@example.com.|
Here’s the important tax deduction information you need to know:
The recently enacted government stimulus bill (the CARES Act) also makes it easier to give to ArtsQuest. The bill grants an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations even if you don’t itemize your 2020 tax return. You can even double your support if your company has a matching program!
For individuals who do itemize their deductions, the bill also increases the limit for contributions from 60% of the individual’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) to 100%.
The amount of your donation that is tax deductible varies by level, and it notated on the form below.