2016 was a year of historic growth for Akropolis — not only has it been our busiest year to date with 34 ticketed performances, but we more than doubled our educational outreach activities, deepening our commitment to aspiring musicians and their communities.
Akropolis believes the strongest way to foster appreciation of classical music is through interactive educational experiences. In 2016 alone, our eleven K-12 events reached approximately 2,200 students. We also led 13 college clinics and master classes, taught 14 entrepreneurial Akropolis WORKS lectures, and made our second visit to a youth homeless shelter. We also gave 6 surprise pop-up performances and 5 free community concerts. We are incredibly proud of our educational impact and can’t wait to exceed these numbers in 2017.
However, transformative educational experiences are not always a guarantee. It is becoming more challenging for music presenting organizations to fund both concerts and free educational experiences. The finnancial burden is often placed onto Akropolis, costing as much as $500 for each educational offering we add to a residency or tour.
We can’t do this alone. As a new nonprofit, we are counting on your tax-deductible gift to make next year’s educational offerings possible.
For every $500 raised, we will be able to fund an outreach initiative in 2017 in communities around the country.
It is our goal to raise $5,000 before January 1, 2017 to support 10 educational events in our upcoming season.
Help Akropolis continue to make a difference through engaging classical performances, educational outreach, and new music advocacy! Join our team by making a completely tax-deductible gift today. Thank you for your support!
Akropolis’ 2016 Impact & Donor Benefits