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I now have a fiscal sponsor for the many Charitable Art projects at my studio.
What this means:
Subscribing patrons still get the most art here at patreon
Patrons who would really like to get a deduction on their taxes when they make sure that these charitable projects continue to keep the arts accessible to all members of our rural community are now able to DO THAT when they send a payment to my Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas.
Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. SheilaLynnK Art Studio is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of SheilaLynnK Art Studio must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Tax-deductible contributions made to my fiscal sponsor are not linked or affiliated with any subscription rewards for patrons at patreon.
Why is this New Thing
A) Fiscal Sponsorship expands my options and eligibility pertaining to certain types of project grants. Let's face it; I was NEVER, EVER meant to be a daily Thing-Seller.
B) In our modern consumption society sometimes there are just too many things.
and 3) All People still need to have the opportunity to experience the art...
and... letter Q) Experience is an entirely different kind of Capital "T" Thing.
What charitable projects are supported?
In addition to selling my own work at affordable rates, I provide charitable art projects, events, and activities which promote Independent Sustainable Creative Wellness for individuals and my community.
CURRENT PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS INCLUDE (Updated 4.18.19slk)
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Days Allegany County, NY (2014-present)...
The Belfast Organization for Artists (2009-present)
The Art For Arachnoiditis Project (2014-present)
An Adoptable Art Program~ "pay what you can, give it a home." (2016-present)
A Barter for Art Program which offers local patrons the opportunity to trade items, services, and community action for art... (2014-present)
An Affordable Wellness Garden project using sustainable indigenous plants from the Creative Wellness Garden, a registered wildlife habitat of the National Wildlife Federation, at the studio. (2016-present)
The Tree Project~ an organic installation in the Creative Wellness Garden freely visible to the public from the boundaries of this private sacred space. Occasional visits are available by appointment. (2017-present)
A FREE monthly Creative Wellness Circle Growing a local Circle of Natural Feminine Energy for Creative Wellness & Intentional Unity in Allegany County, NY. (2016-present)
A FREE online Directory of Local Creators in Allegany County, NY (April 2019)
Affordable Youth Activities including: Free classes during school breaks.
A FREE monthly Adult Craft Class at the local library.
An affordable online Creative Wellness Independent Study program (5 modules for $35). (2017-present)
A FREE enrollment based Recycling Program~ SheilaLynnK Art Studio is a registered recycling facility for several TerraCycle packaging recycling programs. To supplement the recycling program already offered by our local department of public works the studio serves as a drop off and pick up location for these items and as a site for local artists to post calls for items for upcycled art projects in service of zero-waste goals. (Jan. - Dec. 2018)
A FREE2Create Program for local emerging and experienced artists to meet weekly to make and share: projects, ideas, conceptual inspiration, and discussion about contemporary, individual, and collaborative projects in our community and a weekly group meeting session for skills practice in assorted non-toxic media working in the visual arts. These FREE gatherings are three hours each. Supplies are limited. Participants have a voice in the topics covered and are asked to bring their own materials when possible. (April ~ December 2018)
Weekly Creative Wellness Workshops (pay as you like) (2017-2018)
The work in the studio continues to offer a productive example of Creative Community Action, the importance of Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace, tools for Independent Sustainable Wellness, and promotes the value of the arts in the development of an equitable, connected, resilient community.
Established in one of the poorest counties in New York State; no one has ever been denied services at the studio due to inability to pay.
How to submit the tax-deductible payment?
Fractured Atlas is a 501(c)(3) public charity. SheilaLynnK Art Studio is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of SheilaLynnK Art Studio must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
PAYING BY USPS WITH A CHECK~ Donors should make their checks payable to “Fractured Atlas”. It is extremely important that all checks are made out to “Fractured Atlas” ONLY. Memo: SheilaLynnK Art Studio.
Mail to: SheilaLynnK Art Studio 345 South Main Street Wellsville NY 14895.
Payments of $2,500 or above made by check require a Major Gift Letter. Download that here.