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Become a Carrack Sustainer

Sustainers make ongoing, monthly contributions of $5 or more to The Carrack through Patreon.

Since 2012, The Carrack has been functioning as a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. We have depended on a sustainer program through their platform in which community members make small recurring gifts. While we are enormously grateful for that resource, we have outgrown the model. At the beginning of 2018 we applied for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS, and expect approval soon. Patreon grants us more autonomy while allowing us to build on the foundation of sustainership we’ve already developed.

How to become a Carrack Sustainer:

  • Visit our Patreon page.
  • Click “Become a Patron” on the top-right part of the page.
  • Click “$1.00+ per month” and enter the amount you would like to contribute monthly.
  • Enter your credit card information and click “Confirm and Pledge”.
  • That’s it! Your chosen amount will be automatically drafted each month until you cancel. THANK YOU!
  • Note: If you are already contributing monthly through Fractured Atlas, please complete the steps above, then email support@fracturedatlas.org to discontinue your current gift through Fractured Atlas.

A note on tax status:
The Carrack applied for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as of January 1, 2018. Pending approval, status is retroactive to the date of application, therefore donations to the organization from that point forward are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Carrack Sustainers receive:

  • Name recognition on our website
  • Invitations to special events throughout the year like Curator Talks and Donor Appreciation Parties
  • Early release opportunities to purchase deeply discounted tickets to our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade, with a monthly gift of at least $5.

And, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that your contribution helps make it possible for artists, organizers, performers and educators to share their work with their community in a professional setting free of charge, with complete creative control and absolutely no commercial pressure from the space.

The Muse Masquerade

Thank you to all of the guests, volunteers, sponsors, and artists who made our annual event, The Muse Masquerade, a success! We met our goal to raise $30,000. To read about the event, click here.

Sponsorship

For information about individual or corporate sponsorship opportunities for The Carrack at the $500+ level, please contact our Director. For sponsorship opportunities specific to our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade, please contact our Muse Masquerade Sponsorship Coordinator.

What Carrack Artists Say

William Paul Thomas_Photo Credit: Beth Mann of Early Bird Photo

In 2014 at The Carrack, Antoine Williams and I showed our post-graduate work centered on race-based conflict. The gallery provided a platform for me to engage in critical discussions with a larger community. And since that show I feel continually supported in my efforts as an artist by both The Carrack and the community it helped me find, which has led to a partnership with ArtsNowNC that's really grown my career.

William Paul Thomas

Photo by Beth Mann of Early Bird Photo

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As artists, we're asked to dig deep and go long. We're asked to show up for our own careers and play and build with others doing the same. I've shown my work many times at The Carrack. I've found my creative edge there. Shown with my colleagues. Attended performances, talks, and openings. I've played. Playing at The Carrack is a challenge. It's a relationship of reciprocity.

As artists, we're asked to dig deep and go long. We're asked to show up for our own careers and play and build with others doing the same. I've shown my work many times at The Carrack. I've found my creative edge there. Shown with my colleagues. Attended performances, talks, and openings. I've played. Playing at The Carrack is a challenge. It's a relationship of reciprocity.

As artists, we're asked to dig deep and go long. We're asked to show up for our own careers and play and build with others doing the same. I've shown my work many times at The Carrack. I've found my creative edge there. Shown with my colleagues. Attended performances, talks, and openings. I've played. Playing at The Carrack is a challenge. It's a relationship of reciprocity.

Heather Gordon

Photo by Alex Maness

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My work relies on interaction with the public. The Carrack gave me all the support I needed to spread the word about my show and get visitors & volunteers to participate in my project there.

I also felt—during preparation, set up and throughout the exhibition—the respect that Laura Ritchie, the staff, and volunteers have for the artists that exhibit in the gallery. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I had to show my work at The Carrack, a place inhabited by people who love what they do.

Ely Urbanski

Ely Urbanski

Photo by Beth Mann of ArtsNow NC

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Justin Tornow

The Carrack was one of my first stops after moving here. At our first meeting, Laura welcomed me to dream about ways to use the space for events and performances. That led to the PROMPTS event series, for which artists create experimental works on a new prompt each quarter. The community that grew around that helped me found my own dance company, COMPANY, and meet the visual artist Heather Gordon, who's become a lifelong collaborator. The Carrack is an important place to encounter inspiring work and people.

Photo by Tim Walter