I wanted to talk a little bit more about our $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant proposal. This may be a bit long, but I hope you will stay with me.
You know that Life Is Art’s mission is to help support the south Florida art community. That is you. That is all of us who live here. This $50,000 goes directly towards that goal. If you are an artist, an art lover, or just like our parties, if you live in south Florida, this money is really for you.
Our plan is to produce a series of large scale fine art fairs throughout the coming year specifically to showcase south Florida artists and arts, including one during the big Art Basel weekend.
The reason for the grant is so that we can spend plenty on real advertising and marketing, rent a large venue, provide real professional booth spaces and still keep the cost very low to the artists and to the attendees. It would mean we can dedicate more hours to the project, bringing in more sponsors and more value to the area. It really means a much bigger event at a much lower cost to you, the artists. This means more opportunity to show and sell your work with less financial outlay. This is just like money in your pocket.
If you are an art lover, this is good for you, too. Not only will you have some wonderful art fairs to attend, but it helps grow your art scene as a whole, giving you more opportunity to enjoy it. Even if you are just on this list because you like the parties we throw, it is good for you. This money will help us throw bigger and better events at less cost to everyone.
But it really is more than just this set of art fairs. This grant will allow us to devote more time to our mission, in general. This way we can bring grant money and more sponsorships to south Florida and we can produce more events, more seminars, networkers and art showcases, as well as more big art fairs. In the long term, this one grant could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars funneled into the south Florida arts scene and community. That is money that directly benefits you.
So, please, take a moment to vote every day. Tell your friends, family and colleagues about this and encourage them to vote. Share it on your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blog and other social media networks. Let us know you are voting by posting in the comments, or on our blog, or on our webpage. It only takes a couple minutes to sign up, and maybe 30 seconds a day to vote. We are working hard for your success and we hope you will help us help you. We CAN make this happen, but only with your help. This is really important and it really is that easy.
Thank you very much for your time.
Life Is Art, Inc.