Giving Tuesday 2020 – Supporting AMOCA’s Education Programs

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. On this day of giving, please consider showing your support for the arts and cultural institutions that inspire you.

You helped us blow past our first goal of $1,000, our stretch goal of $2,000, and now our generous donor has agreed to extend the match up to $3,000! Thank you for your support!

When you make a gift to support AMOCA’s Education Programs, every donation will be matched by a member of AMOCA’s Board of Directors – up to $1,000 $2,000 $3000! Don’t miss this opportunity to double the impact of your generosity!

Funds raised: $1,000 out of $1,000

Funds raised: $2,000 out of $2,000

Funds raised: $3,101 out of $3,000

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The Impact of Your Gift:

  • $35 provides a Virtual Tour for a class of students from a Title 1 School
  • $45 provides a hands-on clay lesson for a class of students from a Title 1 School
  • $75 funds a workshop for members of the Teen Council with a professional artist
  • $100 funds the costs of firing artwork by the Teen Council
  • $250 covers clay for a year for the Teen Council
  • $500 makes it possible to provide an entire year of Teen Council for one student free of charge

How has the pandemic changed tours for students and educators?

2020: Reinventing AMOCA’s Education Programs

In May, the annual Southern California High School Ceramics Exhibition became AMOCA’s first digital-only exhibition, featuring 74 works from over 27 high schools in Southern California. Staff hosted AMOCA’s first ever online awards ceremony and reception for the exhibition, reaching over 3,900 individuals.

In July, digital Family Days were launched, providing young children with vital access to the arts from the comfort of their own home. Book readings, family discussion questions, and at-home clay recipes and projects have helped support parents and families through this unprecedented time.

In August, AMOCA was among the first museums in Southern California to make digital tours available to teachers and students. Since then, over 2,291 educators and students from across the country have since participated – more than twice as many as participated in the entirety of last year!

In November, Teen Council was relaunched with a new digital curriculum, increasing access for High School students interested in pursuing their passion for the arts.

As we think about what we are grateful for this year, we celebrate the past ten months of transformation and innovation (with your support!). This Giving Tuesday, consider making a gift and join us to learn more about the impact of these exceptional efforts.

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