Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, 973 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-4278
Photo by Grazier Photography
Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
From our CEO Russ Grazier:
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Last month PMAC turned 15! We could not have reached this milestone without the support of so many in our community. Thank you for supporting PMAC during our first fifteen years.
Help us celebrate fifteen years of building community through the arts and ensure that the next fifteen years are event better. Please consider making a gift to PMAC today.
As a friend of the arts, you understand the important role PMAC plays in our community. Whether you are a current or past student, family member, or someone in the community who believes in the power of arts education, we ask you to renew your support of PMAC today.
In the past year, the support of our donors has made the following possible:
•A group of young singers found their voices in PMAC’s Sandpipers Children’s Chorus. A staple of the Seacoast music education scene for 25 years, the Sandpipers became a part of PMAC this year and presented their first concerts with the Seacoast Youth Symphony Orchestra in November. •Children from age 8 to 18 created their own art shows, rocked out at Prescott Park, and even wrote their own musical in some of our eleven youth summer camps. These important programs build confidence, strengthen skills, and foster friendships. •Community members of all ages found inspiration at dozens of free concerts, exhibitions, and lectures, including our new West End Master Series where master artists such as sculptor Michael Staisuk shared their stories and skills with children and adults.
In addition to the nearly 1,000 students who enrolled in PMAC programs this year, thousands more shared in our art and music as audience members, exhibition attendees, and outreach program participants. And for the first time ever, every tuition-aid request was fully funded! We awarded nearly $50,000 in tuition-aid this year alone to families facing financial hardships, ensuring our programs are accessible to all, regardless of economic background. We want to be able to do this again in 2018, but we won’t be able to without your help.
Imagine the Seacoast today without PMAC. As a program participant, you know first hand the impact PMAC has on community youth, adults and retirees. How would your life be different if our programs were not here? In recent years, funding for arts programs has declined. It is a symptom of a new economic reality that can only be overcome if we work together and make arts education a priority for our community. We need your help.
We know you believe PMAC makes a difference in our community. Today we are asking you to renew your support for community arts education by making a year-end, tax-deductible gift. Tuition alone does not cover the cost of our educational programs. Help us keep music and art in the lives of children. Help us continue to reconnect adults and seniors with their creativity through community music ensembles and art workshops.
If you have already given this year, thank you. Your support has made a difference in the lives of our students and our community. We hope you might consider another gift to help us reach our year-end goals. If you have yet to make a gift in 2017, there is not better time than now.
Give the gift of music and art to a child in our community. Celebrate PMAC’s 15th birthday with us.
Russ Grazier, Founder, CEO, and Director of Education