Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GAP's 2010 Calendar Application for Non Profits

Dear Non Profit Organization,

We are pleased to present you with an opportunity to be a part of Global Awareness Project’s 2010 non profit promotional calendar, ‘Synergy.” The Global Awareness Project is a 501c3 tax exempt organization whose goals are to assist in the promotion of non profit agencies through multimedia art, photojournalism and documentary work. GAP has distributed over 40,000 calendars, free of charge to residents of Horry County over the last 2 years.
The calendars showcase a different non-profit each month with a short statement about who you are and what it is you do. Your contact information is also made available. The entire calendar connects the residents of the Grand Strand to your events, fund-raisers and holidays by highlighting your activities throughout the year.

Our board of directors has made some exciting changes to the calendar for 2010. The theme this year will be “Synergy” and will showcase collaborations between artists and non-profit organizations. The GAP team has had extensive conversations and team building all focused around the idea of building relationships and how to get more people involved with our project. After the success of several art shows, local artists keep asking us how they can get more involved. Truly bringing together art and service is not a new concept. Several local artists such as GAP board member Caitlin Beidler and folk artist Kim Dawn have been giving back to the community through art for years. GAP’s “Synergy” Project will highlight the positive impact of collaboration.

Local artists will have an opportunity to apply to be chosen for the calendar project and will be teamed up with a non-profit agency. The artist will be required to put in 10 hours of volunteer time with the said organization to learn about their mission and how they serve our community. The artist will be able to create an art piece especially for the non-profit. It will not only be the selection for the calendar but will also be donated back to the organization after it spends the 2010 year as a collection, being shown around the Grand Strand.

On the following page you will find a questionnaire to help us become familiar with your organization. Please complete the questions and email it back to info@theglobalawarenessproject.org no later than May 31st. There are twelve opportunities to be featured in the calendar. Our board will meet and review the applications received. The selected organizations will be notified via email by the end of May.

If you would like more information about our organization please visit our website at www.theglobalawarenessproject.org. GAP would be happy to meet with you or speak to your board.

On behalf of our dedicated board and volunteers we look forward to learning more about your organization and helping you to connect with your community, creatively.

Best Regards,

Jessica Durivage and Carl Kerridge
Co founders, Global Awareness Project

Thank you for helping us save trees by answering the following questions and emailing your responses to:

Name of organization:
Mission Statement:
Contact Person:
___Please attach a high resolution jpeg of your organizations logo with this application. Logo will be used only if your organization is selected.

1. Please provide a 150 word statement about your organization.

2. In 500 words or less please let us know why would your organization be a fit for this project?

Requirements for Involvement in the calendar (please initial beside each item)
• Non-Profit agency must reside in Horry County and be a 501c3 organization. ____
• Non-Profit MUST be able to provide GAP with a HIGH RESOLUTION jpeg of their logo. Applications received without the logo will not be accepted. ____
• Agency must be able to meet all deadlines and requirements for the calendar
i. Logo, mission and 150 word statement - required in application ____
ii. Provide GAP with 2010 event dates by September 1st 2009 (which will give you 3 months to plan events for 2010.) Changes in events can be posted to GAP’s newsletter during the year. ____
iii. Attend GAP’s annual meet and greet for non-profits and artists at Sun City Café in June. ____
iv. Provide artist with 10 hours of volunteer work to help them learn more about the organization. ____
v. Participate in one of GAP’s 2nd Saturday Art Walks at The Market Common this summer. ____
vi. MUST help promote and attend the “Synergy” Calendar Launch that will take place sometime in October. Agency will forfeit their allotted number of calendars to distribute and their donated art piece if this requirement is not met. ____

Please email responses to info@theglobalawarenessproject.org

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