Donate to SSSA

Donate to SSSA

A donation to Side Street Studio Arts goes a long way in bringing art and creativity to our community. Side Street works to ensure that every child has access to art classes, supplies, and experiences like no other. But, it isn't only about the children. Side Street continues to  support the growth of creativity and  community for artists of all ages through open mic nights, studio space, access to innovative and entertaining performances, eclectic exhibitions, and other vital resources.

Donations ensure we are able to continue our current endeavors as well as grow our offerings to the community. This can include hosting more classes, hiring more teachers, supporting more artists in residence, bring on interns, upgrade our spaces and supplies and so much more. A donation is a direct way of supporting our goal.

 

Click here to see what we are able to do through the support of our community!

 

To make a donation you can do a few things:

Click on the icon below to make a single donation
Click below to me taken to our Patreon to become a monthly supporter
Purchase either art supplies or snacks from our wish lists
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If you choose to donate via the wish lists you can save even more on items you purchase online by using: https://capitaloneshopping.com/ , a free tool that compares prices among various retailers to ensure you are getting the best deal possible while supporting Side Street Studio Arts at the same time!

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We also welcome cash and checks made out to SSSA, sent to:

Side Street Studio Arts

PO BOX 1264

Elgin, IL

60121

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Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Please contact your tax advisor for guidance. 



We cannot thank you enough for any support you are able to provide to keep the Side Street dream going!

SUPPORT BY BECOMING A MEMBER

SUPPORT BY BECOMING A MEMBER

Children's programs, outreach projects, exhibitions, classes, and performances! It takes the support of our community to offer the programs you've come to love and expect at Side Street Studio Arts. There's never been a better time to join or renew your membership!

ALL Members Will Receive:

- Discounts on classes and events

- Annual Members' Exhibition, plus plenty of other opportunities for artists

- Advance notice of upcoming programs

- Invitations to special events

- Discounted rental rates

- Exemption from most artist submission fees

 

Artist/Individual Level: $50

  • Discounted tickets to SSSA Co-Produced shows 

  • Priority registration for SSSA classes and workshops

  • 10% Off SSSA Classes and Merchandise

  • Early announcements and discounts for upcoming events

  • Member-only events

  • Exemption from most artist submission fees

 

Creative/Business Partner: $250

  • Benefits as applicable to Artist/Individual Level members, PLUS...

  • Advertising logo on SSSA website

  • Advertising on all SSSA social media outlets

Household Level: $100

  • Benefits as applicable to Artist/Individual Level members, PLUS...

  • Three (3) added family members

  • Early announcements and discounts for upcoming events

  • Member-only events

 

Sustaining/Business Partner: $500

  • Benefits as applicable to Artist/Individual Level members, PLUS...

  • Advertising logo on SSSA website

  • Advertising on all SSSA social media outlets

  • Members will be featured advertisers and/or presenters for a performance or exhibition of their choosing

 

Patron: $1000

  • Benefits as applicable to Artist/Individual Level members, PLUS...

  • Advertising logo* on SSSA website

  • Name and logo listed on all SSSA social media outlets

  • Name and logo on any and all SSSA event-marketing materials

  • Members will be featured advertisers and/or presenters for a performance or exhibition of their choosing

(* Anonymous/personal donors excluded as desired.)

What You Help Us Accomplish

 

What You Help Us Accomplish

Donations ensure we are able to continue our current endeavors, pay artists, and grow our year-round offerings. In 2020 alone, SSSA hosted or produced:

  • 18 visual art exhibitions

  • 24 music performances

  • 43 free or low-cost arts education events

  • 24 live performing arts events

  • 66+ hours of Community Moves arts education outreach programming

  • 4 artist internships

  • 1 artist-in-residence

  • 29 Theater Productions

  • Umbrella organization for ELGBTQ+

  • Almost 10,000 Free Brown Bag Art Kits

  • 4 Summer Youth Employment in the Arts Staff

  • Provided 240+ hours of discounted and donated space for multiple fundraising events for area organizations and arts activities

  • Produced the Elgin Fringe Festival with the City of Elgin

  • MADE – a one-of-a-kind arts retail collective in downtown Elgin

  • 2 Elgin Community College Workforce Staff

  • Began working on the new Side Street Art Mobile

  • And 6 issues of the new arts advocacy zine 'The String'