Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that empowers organizations like Wildwood Park for the Arts to continue our charitable, nonprofit work throughout the coming year. Wildwood is participating in #GivingTuesday2017 on November 28, with this year’s campaign focusing on raising money for instruments for Wildwood’s summer music academy for ages 6-18, The Wildwood Academy for Music and the Arts (WAMA).
Wildwood Park recently received a matching grant from Classics for Kids Foundation to purchase stringed instruments, and is seeking donations for the matching portion. Since WAMA’s founding in 2014, Wildwood has borrowed additional instruments from partner public schools. WAMA continues to grow. The Classics for Kids Foundation grant allows Wildwood to purchase instruments for the program, setting a new course of growth for WAMA.
WAMA 2017 included full vocal and orchestral music components for students from beginner to advanced. During WAMA, students study with professional faculty in sessions throughout six weeks of the summer, experiencing not only music training but visual arts, theater, creative writing, and yoga. In four short years, WAMA has become a well-respected way for children to enrich their summer months in a world-class setting, drawing students from across the nation.
Please consider Wildwood Park on November 28. Every donation counts!
Questions? Contact Mary Bea Gross at (501) 821.7275, ext. 262, or email:
Thank you for your help!
About Wildwood Academy for Music and the Arts (WAMA)
WAMA is a summer music festival and arts camp designed for students ages 6-18 who are interested in studying music. The academy’s mission is to provide music and arts education of the highest quality to students of all music abilities and backgrounds. Supported in a creative and musically nurturing environment, WAMA students learn and perform alongside professional faculty and guest artists from across the country. Students are invited to explore and develop their musical abilities through beginner, intermediate, and advanced music sessions. WAMA launched in 2014 to provide access to the highest standards in music and arts education to students in central Arkansas.
About #GivingTuesday
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners
to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.