The Victoria Theater Arts Center (VTAC) builds community power, by providing a creative home that incubates the arts and amplifies the voices of all people in the neighborhood.
For Give to the Max Day 2021, the VTAC Board will give a matching gift of $1000 once we pass the $5000 benchmark. Give in any amount today and be part of launching our youth leadership council and supporting our operations.
Over the last year, Victoria Theater Arts Center (VTAC) has made huge strides. We officially purchased our future home, the historic Victoria Theater at 825 University Ave, we ran a free online summer arts workshop series, launched the Community Trauma Response Program for community connection and healing in traumatic times, crafted a virtual world of the Victoria Theater and University Ave in the game Minecraft, co-organized the Frogtown Arts Festival, and so much more.
As we move towards 2022, we have our eyes on the future: our local youth.
Our goal of $10,000 will provide VTAC with important seed money to begin building a youth leadership council in 2022.
This is an intentional investment in the current and future youth leaders of VTAC, and the generations of young artists who will come through our doors. We are laying the foundation for what happens in our future theater building, and that foundation begins with young people.
This is aligned directly with two of our core values:
Mentorship: We will lay a foundation for the future by valuing the knowledge in the community and passing it on.
Intergenerational: We will create spaces and opportunities for people of all ages with a focus on bringing generations together.
The youth leaders currently engaged with VTAC are passionate about contributing to this foundation. As they have shared, in their own words:
"We want and need a place where we feel like we are a part of something."
"We want to be somewhere where our opinions and ideas matter."
"We want it to feel like it's our arts center, too."
Your donations this Give to The Max Day will allow us to:
- Support staff time to create a clear plan
- Purchase equipment - computers & media making equipment for youth and staff
- Pay youth stipends to co-develop the council
- Pay young people to be active participants on the board
Help us pave the way for our future and our youth council with your donation today!
SPECIAL FOR 2021:
The VTAC Board has pledged to donate $1000 once we pass $5000 raised!
Every dollar, every donations counts towards us meeting this match. Whether you are giving $500 OR $5, your are part of building a creative home for Frogtown and Rondo for generations to come.