As you know, Art21 is dedicated to fostering creativity and innovation by engaging students, teachers, and the general public with contemporary visual art, and presenting artists as role models for creative thinking and problem-solving.
Over the past decade, Art21 has introduced millions to 86 of the most innovative artists working today through our Peabody Award-winning television series, as well as our extensive education, public programs, and ever-growing Web presence. This October alone, over 4 million people nationwide watched the primetime broadcast of our fifth season on PBS. During the same month, more than 30,000 people attended 640 Art21 preview screenings at 440 museums, schools, and other venues in all 50 U.S. states and 24 foreign countries.
A gift today will help to underwrite:
- Art21 Educators, a year-long curriculum development and teacher training program, currently in the midst of its first year;
- Art:21–Exclusives (our short-format web video series), educational programs, and expanded content on the newly launched Art21.org site;
- A Fall 2010 Art21 hour-long film for PBS national primetime broadcast: William Kentridge: Anything is Possible, featuring Kentridge’s staging of the Shostakovich opera The Nose at the Metropolitan Opera;
- Filming for Season 6 of Art:21, beginning in early 2010.
Art21’s ability to provide free programs and resources to students, educators, and audiences around the world depends on the support of individuals like you. Please join us in introducing contemporary art to audiences across the country—and around the world—by making a contribution to the 2009 Annual Fund today.
With many thanks in advance for your continued support,