The Carrack is creating free, zero-commission space for art and performance
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patrons

$300
per month
WHO WE ARE

The Carrack is a community art space committed to inclusivity and experimentation. We display all types of visual art, host a wide range of performances and events, and provide programming that builds connections between artists and audiences.

We believe art is an invaluable asset – a resource for cultivating relationships, strengthening communities, and sparking political change. We seek a reimagined arts ecosystem: one that is accessible and collaborative, one that is unbounded by discipline, age, class, race, ability, gender or other identities. The Carrack proudly supports the work of creators who are underrepresented in the art world at large, including artists of color; queer and trans artists; and artists who are emerging, experimenting, or producing temporal and/or site-specific work.

All artists and organizers use The Carrack for free, have complete creative control over the presentation of their work, and keep 100% of what they make from sales if they choose to sell. We are entirely funded by grassroots donations and sustained by a team of volunteers. Since opening in Durham, NC in 2011, The Carrack has exhibited work by over 1,000 artists and hosted over 160 exhibitions and numerous performing arts events. Our donors, volunteers, and artists have made this possible. THANK YOU. 

WHAT WE NEED

We need to pay rent, we need to pay our staff a living wage, and we need some room to grow our programming. Every dollar we raise means more resources and opportunities for artists in Durham, and with just a few dollars from each member of our community, we can make sure that The Carrack stays an independent and valuable resource.

Fundraising Goals:

1. $1600 per month allows us to cover basic overhead expenses for maintaining The Carrack as an exhibition, performance, and gathering space.
We already raise about 60% of this through our current sustainer program with Fractured Atlas. If 100 new people commit here with a monthly gift of $7, we will meet this goal!

2. $3800 per month supports a living wage of $15/hour for each member of our staff.
That's just 250 people at $15 per month! Did you know that one Carrack Community Show includes work by as many as 250 artists?

3. $5,000 per month sustains this project in its current form.
Can you give just $5 more? 250 people at $20 per month will sustain The Carrack.

4. $7,000 per month allows us to hire one full-time staff person.
If 350 people commit to $20 per month, we can better support the staff we need.

5. $10,000 per month supports two full-time staff people and all operations. This what we really need.
That's just 500 people at $20 per month or 1000 people at $10 per month or 1500 people at $7. The Carrack serves over 5000 visitors every year and over 100 exhibiting and performing artists. Together, we can do this!

WHY PATREON?

We love the Patreon model! This has always been the dream – to fund The Carrack through widespread, grassroots support provided by our community. This model keeps us accountable to our mission and allows us to remain flexible and responsive. 

Since 2012, The Carrack has been functioning as a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. We have depended on a sustainer program through their platform in which community members make small recurring gifts. While we are enormously grateful for that resource, we have outgrown the model. At the beginning of 2018 we applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS, and expect approval soon. Patreon grants us more autonomy while allowing us to build on the foundation of sustainership we've already developed. 

A note on tax status:
The Carrack applied for 501c3 tax exempt status as of January 1, 2018. Pending approval, status is retroactive to the date of application, therefore donations to the organization from that point forward are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.


HOW ELSE CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

Volunteer

The Carrack depends on a team of volunteers. We're always looking for folks who are willing to lend their time, skills, and ideas to making this project stronger. Interested in joining us? Start here

The Muse Masquerade: Sponsorship & Partnership
Every October, The Carrack transforms all three floors of 21c Museum Hotel into a music-and-art-filled labyrinth for 500 masked guests at our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade. Interested in supporting The Muse Masquerade as a sponsor or partner? Send an email to [email protected].
Mark your calendars for October 27, 2018! Read about last year's event here

One-time gifts
You can still make a one-time gift to support The Carrack through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. The Carrack is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Carrack must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click here to donate.
Tiers
Thank you for supporting The Carrack!
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
This space is for everyone and we value every contribution. Please enter the amount that best reflects your ability to give.


Your donation keeps The Carrack free, inclusive, and zero-commission so that we can support artists and organizers in our community and help them share their work with you. 


All Patreon donors get access to the same content and, thanks to you, all people get free access to opportunities offered by The Carrack. 

Goals
$300 of $1,600 per month
Keep the Lights On

Reaching this goal allows us to cover basic overhead expenses for maintaining The Carrack as an exhibition, performance, and gathering space.

We already raise about 65% of this through recurring gifts made through Fractured Atlas. Current sustainers, come on over! 
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WHO WE ARE

The Carrack is a community art space committed to inclusivity and experimentation. We display all types of visual art, host a wide range of performances and events, and provide programming that builds connections between artists and audiences.

We believe art is an invaluable asset – a resource for cultivating relationships, strengthening communities, and sparking political change. We seek a reimagined arts ecosystem: one that is accessible and collaborative, one that is unbounded by discipline, age, class, race, ability, gender or other identities. The Carrack proudly supports the work of creators who are underrepresented in the art world at large, including artists of color; queer and trans artists; and artists who are emerging, experimenting, or producing temporal and/or site-specific work.

All artists and organizers use The Carrack for free, have complete creative control over the presentation of their work, and keep 100% of what they make from sales if they choose to sell. We are entirely funded by grassroots donations and sustained by a team of volunteers. Since opening in Durham, NC in 2011, The Carrack has exhibited work by over 1,000 artists and hosted over 160 exhibitions and numerous performing arts events. Our donors, volunteers, and artists have made this possible. THANK YOU. 

WHAT WE NEED

We need to pay rent, we need to pay our staff a living wage, and we need some room to grow our programming. Every dollar we raise means more resources and opportunities for artists in Durham, and with just a few dollars from each member of our community, we can make sure that The Carrack stays an independent and valuable resource.

Fundraising Goals:

1. $1600 per month allows us to cover basic overhead expenses for maintaining The Carrack as an exhibition, performance, and gathering space.
We already raise about 60% of this through our current sustainer program with Fractured Atlas. If 100 new people commit here with a monthly gift of $7, we will meet this goal!

2. $3800 per month supports a living wage of $15/hour for each member of our staff.
That's just 250 people at $15 per month! Did you know that one Carrack Community Show includes work by as many as 250 artists?

3. $5,000 per month sustains this project in its current form.
Can you give just $5 more? 250 people at $20 per month will sustain The Carrack.

4. $7,000 per month allows us to hire one full-time staff person.
If 350 people commit to $20 per month, we can better support the staff we need.

5. $10,000 per month supports two full-time staff people and all operations. This what we really need.
That's just 500 people at $20 per month or 1000 people at $10 per month or 1500 people at $7. The Carrack serves over 5000 visitors every year and over 100 exhibiting and performing artists. Together, we can do this!

WHY PATREON?

We love the Patreon model! This has always been the dream – to fund The Carrack through widespread, grassroots support provided by our community. This model keeps us accountable to our mission and allows us to remain flexible and responsive. 

Since 2012, The Carrack has been functioning as a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. We have depended on a sustainer program through their platform in which community members make small recurring gifts. While we are enormously grateful for that resource, we have outgrown the model. At the beginning of 2018 we applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS, and expect approval soon. Patreon grants us more autonomy while allowing us to build on the foundation of sustainership we've already developed. 

A note on tax status:
The Carrack applied for 501c3 tax exempt status as of January 1, 2018. Pending approval, status is retroactive to the date of application, therefore donations to the organization from that point forward are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.


HOW ELSE CAN I CONTRIBUTE?

Volunteer

The Carrack depends on a team of volunteers. We're always looking for folks who are willing to lend their time, skills, and ideas to making this project stronger. Interested in joining us? Start here

The Muse Masquerade: Sponsorship & Partnership
Every October, The Carrack transforms all three floors of 21c Museum Hotel into a music-and-art-filled labyrinth for 500 masked guests at our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade. Interested in supporting The Muse Masquerade as a sponsor or partner? Send an email to [email protected].
Mark your calendars for October 27, 2018! Read about last year's event here

One-time gifts
You can still make a one-time gift to support The Carrack through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. The Carrack is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Carrack must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Click here to donate.

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Tiers
Thank you for supporting The Carrack!
$1 or more per month 19 patrons
This space is for everyone and we value every contribution. Please enter the amount that best reflects your ability to give.


Your donation keeps The Carrack free, inclusive, and zero-commission so that we can support artists and organizers in our community and help them share their work with you. 


All Patreon donors get access to the same content and, thanks to you, all people get free access to opportunities offered by The Carrack.