Pay It Forward: An Experimental, Collaborative Fundraiser

October 1 – November 23, 2013

Pay It Forwardis a collaborative, experimental fundraiser between Autotelic {Studios} and Sixty Inches From Center that started on October 1, 2013 and ends with  a birthday bash at FLATS Studio’s 1050 W. Wilson location on November 23, 2013 at 7pm.

We are experimenting with the idea of paying it forward to other organizations who are doing wonderful things for artists across the city. We will be donating 20% of our fundraising total and other gifts to eight Chicago-based projects that are doing great things and have been big supporters of what we do. For every dollar you donate, you will not only be supporting Autotelic and Sixty, but you will be helping to support an endless number of artists who have a hand in building a thriving arts community in our city.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 as we come upon our 3rd birthday on October 30th so that we can cover our operating costs, grow as an arts nonprofit organization and help some great projects around the city.  We have big birthday wishes and you can help them come true!

We really can’t do it without your support, and we hope you’ll find it in your hearts to help us help the arts community for another year.  And because we are a 501(c)3 organization, your donations are tax-deductible. Any amount makes a big difference!

When you Pay It Forward, you will also be supporting….

Composite Arts Magazine // Peanut Gallery // LATITUDE
Pocket Change w/ Johalla Projects // Revival Arts Collective
Spudnik Press Cooperative // The CG Project // Terrain Exhibitions




How will your dollars directly help Sixty? We’re glad you asked…

  • $5 helps us buy a 4 pack of batteries to keep our audio recorders going for another year
  • $20 chips in for cake, party hats, and balloons!
  • $50 keeps us online for a month
  • $100 covers the cost of promotional materials to let the community know about one of our events
  • $250 covers the honoraria to have 5 amazing arts professionals review portfolios at next year’s Get Archived! events
  • $500 makes us feel like our art school degrees weren’t a terrible, terrible mistake
  • $1,000 allows us to pay a small stipend to our writers who are probably really hungry for more than just cake
  • $2,000 allows us to expand and develop new programming through our Collective Project
  • $4,000 pays for all of our programming next year and makes you our modern day Cosimo de Medici. (Art history reference: We have to use our degree some way, somehow…)

 Photo credit: Heather Fritz, FLATS Studio, 1050 W. Wilson

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