This GivingTuesday, Utah Arts Alliance will inspire generosity through a crowdfunding campaign.

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

For the Utah Arts Alliance, along with so many others in our community, the future of our organization is uncertain. 

From the beginning, we’ve relied on in-person events and programs because we believe the act of gathering is a powerful tool for creating community, especially in the arts. Due to the pandemic, we are now shifting our programming to include new online and digital elements to foster the arts in other ways. We are doing our best to pivot with the resources we have available to continue supporting the artists in our community.

We are asking, if you are able, for your support this #GivingTuesday. We believe the arts are an integral part of the fabric of our communities and any donation we receive will go directly to our programs and cultural facilities that support artists and creatives in Utah. The support we receive during #GivingTuesday will also go toward the free or low-cost opportunities to experience arts and culture that we have always provided in our community. 

It will be through the generous giving of individuals and organizations in our community, that we and so many others will be able to weather these unprecedented times. We ask that if you find yourself unable to donate today, that you show your generosity in other ways such as volunteering your time or through crowdfunding efforts.

“We recognize this moment of extreme crisis as having an irreversible effect on individuals and communities across the globe. It is undeniable the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had and we stand with those being affected,” Said Derek Dyer, Executive Director of the Utah Arts Alliance. “At the UAA we know the path of an artist has never been easy and we stand, especially, with the artists and creatives in our community who are struggling to find adequate resources and support. Now, more than ever, we are committed to fostering the arts and supporting our creative community in the ways that we can. We think that #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to get creative and expand the ways in which we give in order to support others. It’s a chance to show limitless kindness, compassion, and gratitude in spite of this moment’s uncertainty.”

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”    

Those who are interested in joining Utah Arts Alliance GivingTuesday initiative can visit https://secure.givelively.org/donate/utah-arts-alliance/giving-tuesday-2020 or Text “GIVEUAA” to the phone number 44-321.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter.