The campaign to raise $100,000 in aid for arts + creative organizations shuttered and artists and creatives workers out of work and without pay in the greater Ann Arbor area due to COVID-19.
More than 50 grants made! More aid requests wait.
Applause to our Cast of Donors!
Lead gift of $20,000
It’s a standing ovation for the cast members giving to CREATIVE WASHTENAW AID and assisting artists and creatives who live, work and have businesses in Washtenaw County, the greater Ann Arbor area. Because of their kindness, once the green light is given, our creatives will be ready to return to the cultural gathering places to do what they do so remarkably: give of their art so that we may rejoice, renew, remember and reflect on our humanity as individuals and together as community.
And a curtain call for the stars of the show…
Decky Alexander – We need artists to document this time…our lives…to truth tell, our first ‘recorder.’
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
Kasia Bielak-Hoops – We will get through this because our art will sustain us!
Elizabeth S. Bishop
Lisa & David Borgsdorf
Kathy Carter & Mack Ruffin
Mark Clague & Laura Jackson – The arts remain as important as ever. We need you! Thanks for making our community more beautiful and more meaningful. We can’t wait to welcome you back.
Joanne Vollendorf Clark – Thank you Kathryn [Goodson] and Thor [Sigurdson] for a lovely concert.
Russ Collins & Deb Polich
Dea DeWolff & Robert Kail
David & Jill Esau
Becca Fisher – Thank you for providing support for our local artists and arts organizations!
Kathy & Dave Friedrichs
Larry & Martha Gray
Esther L. Hurwitz – Hello to all poets and writers. Stay Strong!
Deborah & Ralph Katz – Thank you for caring for the independent artists in our community. To everyone, be strong and stay safe.
John & Kathleen King
Barbara Kramer– Hope everyone can hang on, especially pulling for the freelancers (like musicians) who can’t get unemployment insurance.
Barry LaRue – Give till it hurts. We’ll get through this!!!
K.A. Letts – Artists and nonprofit art organizations are part of our rich creative commons in Washtenaw County. We need to protect these fragile members of our cultural ecosystem.
Jane & John Lumm
Shel Markel Art
Timothy McAllister & Roshanne Etezady
Jill McDonough & Greg Merriman
Richard Montmorency & Carol Rugg
The Mosaic Foundation of Rita & Peter Heydon
William Nolting & Donna Parmelee
Kirk A. Profit, owner – GCSI
Anonymous – When I was listing off my worries surrounding the outbreak, the financial welfare of artists, venues and event-companies was one of them. I’m glad there is at least an effort toward a local solution 🙂
Mike & Veena Rankin – Thank you, Creative Washtenaw, for supporting artists through this difficult and uncertain time!
Julie & Randy Roth
Sharman Spieser – Thank you very much for providing this way to support our community of artists.
Anne Subotic – Keep creating!
Sarah & Sandy Wiener
Bruce Worden, Black Market Books