Fund A Seat

In late winter 2020 we were poised to begin our most robust spring class season yet! Registrations were flowing in, new teachers were bringing a variety of fresh offerings, and longtime instructors were filling seats with familiar faces. We were preparing to launch a new youth summer scholarship program in June.

Then the pandemic hit and everything came to a grinding halt. Our largest revenue stream is our education program, and that stream totally dried up. We had to cancel classes for an entire teaching season and have been operating at 50% capacity, per CT health and safety guidelines, since July.

Doing the math for our lost season: 2D classes (62 seats) + 3D classes (40 seats) + Youth classes (35 seats) + Workshops (18 seats) = 155 lost seats

We are asking our friends and supporters to “fund a seat” so that we can stay afloat and rebuild a robust season of classes for Spring 2021. You can fund a seat for $200, share a seat for $100/$150, or an amount of your choosing. All donations are gratefully accepted.

As a retired art teacher, I have seen firsthand the profound impact that art classes have on students, and how they are inspired to grow in ways they could never imagine.

I have the good fortune of working with a colleague who came to FVAC during the recession of 2009 on a pro bono basis, to offer his experience and insight. Roy David is still here and believes in our mission more than ever!

We’ve been offering classes since 1974, and our community has always pitched in to help during challenging times. This is one of those times.

Thank you for your support,
Carol Kaplan, Executive Director
Roy C. David, Board President

The Farmington Valley Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization since 1974, inspires creativity and builds community through instruction in, exposure to, and engagement with the visual arts. We welcome and support participants of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds on their personal artistic journey.