Amy Scheidegger, East Carolina University Painting & Drawing alum is launching an IndieGoGo campaign tomorrow to help raise funds to illustrate her organization’s first Artistic Rebuttal children’s book: to create life-long art advocates, we’ve got to reach them early!
You can donate to the campaign here.
The Artistic Rebuttal Project is an initiative started by Scheidegger in 2011 to help advocate on behalf of artists’ rights, creative industry careers, arts education and arts access.
The book was written by 7 youth authors from Mighty Writers (a Philadelphia after-school literacy program) and edited by their Program Director, Rachel Loeper. It’s a story of three friends that discover the power of the arts in dealing with issues of death, bullying and self-identity. It’s been a project a little over a year in the making and we are all very excited to see it come to life. Side-note, the book will be available in both English and Spanish.
As most crowd-sourcing efforts go, there are tiers for donating, the first being a $5 donation for Amy’s undying/unwavering respect then it tops out at $250 for organizational/individual sponsorship which includes your organization’s logo on all books/marketing materials, a free copy of the book, a signed poster, VIP entrance into any Artistic Rebuttal event and more.
We hope you and/or your organization consider donating/sponsoring.