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Support The Carrack

Collective ownership and widespread grassroots support are vital to keeping this space open, experimental, community-oriented and ever-evolving.

In 2017, our fundraising plan has three parts: a year-end fundraising campaign; our annual fundraising event, The Muse Masquerade; and ongoing monthly giving through our Sustainer program.

Our 2017 Year-end Fundraising Campaign

Take The Carrack from Shoestring to Sustainable

Since 2011, The Carrack has provided free, zero-commission space for over 150 exhibitions, 500 performances, and countless grassroots community events. Help us sustain this project by making a year-end contribution before December 31, 2017 through our Fractured Atlas fundraising campaign.

Donors may choose to receive one of several unique rewards, including:

  • $5+ High Fives & Hugs
  • $10+ Carrack Sticker
  • $25+ Mystery Art
  • $30+ Carrack Tote Bag
  • $40+ RUNAWAY “Muse” Shirt–Unisex Tee or Women’s Tank (click image to enlarge)
  • $50+ Carrack Yearbook
  • $75+ Carrack Yearbook + Acknowledgement
  • $150+ Carrack Yearbook + Acknowledgement + Signing Party
  • $300+ Durham Arts Tour + Tote Bag
  • $600+ Create with Cocktails (courtesy of Happymess Art Studios and Brothers Vilgalys Spirits)
  • $1200 + Dinner with The Director

The Carrack is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Carrack must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only. Any contribution above the fair market value of any goods or services associated with your reward is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Become a Carrack Sustainer

Sustainers make ongoing, monthly contributions of $5 or more to The Carrack through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.

Fractured Atlas is a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of The Carrack Modern Art must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

How to become a Carrack Sustainer:

  • Visit our fiscal sponsorship page on the Fractured Atlas website.
  • Select “Donate Now” on the right side of the page.
  • Enter your monthly donation amount and select “Today and again every month.”
  • Choose whether or not you would like to cover Fractured Atlas’s administrative fee for your donation.
  • Enter your information.
  • That’s it! Your chosen amount will be automatically drafted each month until you cancel. THANK YOU!

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 “baseline price” tickets to our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade

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 gallery director Laura Ritchie. For sponsorship opportunities specific to our annual fundraiser, The Muse Masquerade, please click here.

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