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Caitlin’s Forty-One-derful Birthday Fundraiser!
July 20 - August 21
Caitlin Bright, Executive Director of Tapps Outpost is having a birthday in August and raising money to support the art space!
Tapp’s Outpost has nurtured a massive and eclectic community of artists, creators, and thinkers, and has created an inclusive and accessible space with an open-door policy that encourages makers to workshop their ideas and then take their 2.0 projects out into the world.
Throughout a typical year, Tapps Outpost supports approximately 250 individual artists and groups. It provides studio space, business support and a community to 7 burgeoning art entrepreneurs that work, create and sell full-time in the gallery. It runs a community darkroom to help film enthusiasts connect and collaborate, and it hosts 60-100 performance events. Outpost accomplishes all of this with two paid employees and an operating budget of $93,900 and a programming budget of $120,780.
This is what we need, not what we have.
We’ve written 20 grant applications this year and are waiting to hear back from everyone- the amounts range from $1400 (the SC Arts Commission) to $40,000 (The National Endowment for the arts). However, we rely whole-heartedly on community support through donations from our friends, families and fans.
**If you give to this fundraiser, you are keeping a treasured space open and available for our community, and you are giving Caitlin the best birthday present she could hope to get.**
Be sure to mark your calendars for an in-person celebration on August 21st at the Outpost- refreshments and music will be provided and the event is free and open to the public!
Thank you all for being friends.
Caitlin and Tapp’s Outpost look forward to another year around the sun full of adventures with you!