Connect2Culture – Joplin's Cultural Heartbeat

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Connect2Culture

Keep the cultural heart of our community beating! Connect2Culture is a nonprofit organization in Joplin with a mission to ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment. It has been fulfilling this mission since 2009 as a: community arts agency, visionary, and performing arts presenter.

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Pledge Incentives


$20.00 Level

11 Supporters

Your gift of $20 or more will make an impact. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal.


$50.00 Level

11 Supporters

Your donation puts us $50 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help add to our momentum.


$100.00 Level

13 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $100 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.


$200.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $200 closer to our goal! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

Project Overview

Keep the cultural heart of our community beating.

Connect2Culture is a nonprofit organization in Joplin with a mission to ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment. It has been fulfilling this mission since 2009 as a:

  • Community Arts Agency: Connect2Culture provides both collective and individual voice and identity to Joplin’s arts and cultural community. It advocates for and strengthens the 30+ arts/cultural-centric organizations that call Joplin “home” through special events and best-practice workshops. It shares the “big picture” of our cultural community through presentations to local students and a myriad of local organizations. Connect2Culture supplements marketing efforts for all local creatives to grow audience and make Joplin a more enjoyable place to live and visit.
  • Performing Arts Presenter: Connect2Culture’s Curtains Up Series draws a variety of high-quality national touring artists to perform in Joplin. This year’s lineup – Ailey II, David Phelps, Voctave, and The Choir of Man – includes artists from New York, Tennessee, Florida, and even the United Kingdom. Our performances attract patrons from near and far, generating event-related spending in our community.
  • Visionary: Connect2Culture was founded on the principle of dreaming BIG for Joplin’s arts and cultural future. Since 2009, the creation of the soon-to-be-realized Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex (aka The Cornell Complex) has been at the forefront. This physical home for the arts in Joplin will change the landscape of Downtown Joplin and become a destination.

All this is currently accomplished with one full-time staff member (Emily Frankoski, Director), one part-time staff member (Lauren Brown, Community Arts Assistant), an active Board of Directors, and a dedicated group of volunteers. The cultural opportunities in Joplin are growing and expanding. In short order, Connect2Culture must grow its team to meet these needs, and we need your help.

To keep this cultural heartbeat of Joplin robust and effective, Connect2Culture respectfully invites you to participate in a week-long effort to raise $20,000 to sustain operations. No donation is too small. An anonymous donor has agreed to match donations, dollar-for-dollar from Wednesday, November 27 to Wednesday, December 4, so your gift will be doubled!

If you would prefer to give offline, please mail your check to:

Community Foundation of the Ozarks
Attention: Zach Clapper
PO Box 8960
Springfield, MO 65801-8960

Make checks payable to “Connect2Culture” with “C2C Heartbeat Campaign” in the memo line for your contribution to be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Thank you for believing in the mission of Connect2Culture and for helping keep the cultural heart of Joplin beating! We wish you and yours a joyful holiday season.

Please share this week-long matching opportunity with others who believe in the growth of the arts, culture, and entertainment in our community!

Sincerely,
Emily, Lauren, and the Connect2Culture Board of Directors

Updates

ONE day left!

Thank you for believing in the mission of Connect2Culture and for helping keep the cultural heart of Joplin beating!

This is it! All donations to Connect2Culture will be MATCHED, dollar-for-dollar until 11:59pm TONIGHT! Give a little or give a lot – all amounts are so helpful and appreciated.

If you have a moment today, please consider sharing this matching opportunity with others who believe in the growth of the arts, culture, and entertainment in our community! Text, email, social media share, etc. – any effort to help us spread the word would be great! Thank you.

Sincerely,
Emily, Lauren, and the Connect2Culture Board of Directors


About Connect2Culture

C2C is a not-for-profit arts organization founded in 2009 to enhance community through culture. Unlike any organization in the Joplin area, C2C is a respected community arts agency, a champion of the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, and a performing arts presenter. C2C strives to expand audience and resources needed to ignite a passion for the arts, culture, and entertainment in the City of Joplin. To learn more about C2C's efforts, check out our websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

Connect2Culture

http://connect2culture.org/

Joplin, MO - Missouri
emily@connect2culture.org