Raise a Little Hall campaign begins Dec 5!
The Calgary Folk Music Festival will launch its first public fundraising campaign in over a decade this December 5-16, in support of Festival Hall.
Festival Hall is the new home to the CFMF offices and a new performance facility in the heart of Inglewood. The Hall will feature a 150-180 seat performance space with state-of-the-art acoustics. The Hall will be programmed year-round by the CFMF for special concerts, educational programs, workshops and master classes, and will also be available to rent by non-profit and arts groups at accessible rates. It will also be available for private and corporate rentals.
Raise A Little Hall is an extension of the fundraising efforts the CFMF has done to date. Through private donors, government grants and corporate support, the Hall is more than eighty percent funded.
Raise A Little Hall is an opportunity for the CFMF’s dedicated audience and volunteer base to participate in our fundraising, and to make their mark on Calgary’s music scene. Goals for this fundraising drive will be targeted towards the costs of our sound system and bike racks, illustrating our desire for the Hall to be an exemplary performance space, and showing our commitment to alternative transportation.
For twelve days in December (December 5-16), the CFMF will be encouraging donations from $25-$500, with various incentives at each level, including a limited edition Raise A Little Hall T- shirt, and the opportunity, at the $500 level, to be a part of our Drink Rail campaign, allowing the donor to have their name etched permanently on the drink rail in the lobby of Festival Hall.
Over these twelve days, the festivalhallcalgary.com website will feature artist testimonials about the importance of Festival Hall, have daily draws for incentive prizes, and allow our audience to share their excitement about the Hall.
On Friday, December 16, the final day of the funding drive, the city will come alive with CFMF pop-up concerts, and volunteers and audience members will be encouraged to wear their festival t-shirts to work.
Saturday, December 17 will be the closing party for the funding drive with our second annual Indie Rock Xmas, an evening of holiday music performed by local artists at the beautiful Arrata Opera Centre. Artists performing this year include: My Dear Watson, The Collective, Savk, The Magnetic North, Scarves and Scars, Heather Blush, Dan Vacon, Eve Hell, Kenna Burima, Ship Shape, Brooke Wylie and Tom Bagley.