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Utah Arts Alliance Celebrates GivingTuesday, Joining Millions Around the World on November 30, 2021

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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 giving season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 30 and throughout the year. Utah Arts Alliance joins the movement with a fundraising campaign in support of the Art Castle Project.

Art Castle is a project by Utah Arts Alliance to acquire, preserve and renovate the historic 120-year-old 15th Ward Chapel located at 915 West 100 South in Salt Lake City. Plans include a community gathering space, an immersive art attraction and a regional draw for those that would like to experience and participate in new, emerging art forms. The Arts Castle project will be an incredible economic development driver and regional tourism draw in one of the most underserved areas in Utah.

For GivingTuesday, Utah Arts Alliance hopes to reach a goal of $5,000 to kick off Phase 2 of the Art Castle Project, tackling renovation and accessibility parameters in the historic space. Individuals in our community, and around the globe, can participate through the Give Lively Platform whre on November 30th. Donations of $500 or higher will receive a limited edition, signed-and-numbered print of “Art Castle”, commissioned by Utah Artist Scott Tuckfield. 

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“We are excited to join this global movement of giving as we seek to build support for a project that is rooted in support for the artists and creatives of our community,” said Derek Dyer, Executive Director of the Utah Arts Alliance. “Whether through individual donations or the sharing of our campaign, we are thrilled to share our efforts to preserve and give new life to such an important piece of history in our community.”

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.”