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© California Living Arts Project, Inc.

 Volunteer & Get Involved 

Our First Event, Black Dragon is raising funds on Kickstarter now. 

 
Volunteer

CLAP is currently accepting volunteers in both creative and support functions for our initial work, staging “Black Dragon” this October.  General auditions for the theatrical roles are in progress, and we are also currently seeking creative staff and technical team members.

 

In addition, we are seeking promotional team members and event staff.  If you have skills to offer, from swinging a hammer to running the front door on show days let us know!  CLAP will grow in the years to come and getting in on the ground floor is a great way to get your foot in the door of one of our future live-work creative co-ops. 

 

Got student loans?  Well the Public Interest Repayment Program was designed to connect people like you with organizations like us.  We could use a few more lawyers to work with contracts, intellectual property and the development of our land trust program.  Sales people, development associates and others with specific skills and an interest in helping us to build out this self-supporting network of creative sanctuaries should definitely get involved.

 

We are also currently seeking to expand our board with a few seats held open for those in the finance, legal and real estate professions.

Donate

The California Living Arts Project is a 501(c)(3) and donations are tax deductible.

Become part of something great; become a part of our network of supporters!  Sign up to make a monthly contribution, everything helps so how about the cost of a couple of Hollywood, mass-produced movie tickets?  We'll make better entertainment and make sure that this organization just continues to grow into every part of the entertainment industry.  We will work with your attorneys and estate planners to make sure your bequest goes to support future Painters, Writers, Actors and Directors, Musicians and entertainers of all stripes.

 

Monetary Donations: All donations, unless specified go to the functioning of the organization, acquisition of real property, renovation of buildings and improvements of land, buying permits and insurance and helps cover the costs for producing workshops, community outreach events, and the creation of new public art works.

Technology and Physical Donations: Every imaginable thing that goes into producing movies, plays, music and events of all sorts can find a loving home with CLAP.  You can receive fair market value deduction and take pride in the fact that your equipment will be used to produce original works of art and to train emerging artists in a hands-on program of enrichment and expression. 
Useful items include:

  • Digital hardware and software.

  • Books for our lending library.

  • Canvas, paper, and other art making supplies and tools.

  • Furniture

  • Set pieces, costumes, lights, special effects machines.

  • Wood and construction materials, and tools of the trade from gaffers tape to hammers and electric screwdrivers.

     

Land and Facilities:  Gifts of land and buildings allow you to steward the direction of our creative culture long after your own life-time. Great strides have been made to conserve land for ecological uses to protect our natural lands. Now donors can give future generations the gift of the humanity through ensuring the continuation of the arts. By providing land or physical facilities, you are allowing arts culture to continue as newly revalued part of daily life. Rather than donating land to animals alone, consider allowing artists to live and work in harmony with nature.  

 

How about low-cost or donated space for the interim?  Got a warehouse or office/commercial space lying idle?  How about a lease donation that could be written off for Fair Market Value?  Find out more about the Arts Land Trust.

Professional Skills: We accept and honor professional donations in the form of mentorship, production experience (publishing, music, film), direction, choreography, master artists, educators, writers. We also appreciate gifts of time from legal, fundraising and monetary advice. Talk directly to a member of the board if you have valuable professional skills to offer. In exchange you can receive tax credits, credit for non-profit work applicable to student loans under the Public Interest Repayment Program or access to creatives and tools of production.

Why Contribute

To make art and make change.  We will grow with your support and as we do you will see a flourishing of creative communities throughout California. 

 

As we grow in population and facilities the CLAP brand will become more and more common and become associated with not only great art but a truly progressive model of living for our residents, fellows, staff and volunteers.  All of whom will live and work within a dynamic, democratic, collaborative system where the inherent dignity of each person is met with respect and good-will. 

 

Our arts enterprises will become self-sustaining and actually profitable.  Unlike the usual entertainment business, we are not driven by the profit motive and seek only to continue to grow and make art that makes a difference in people’s lives.  So our "profits" become more opportunities for those within the network and more exceptional experiences for the public at large.

 

So why contribute?  Because you care about the human spirit and its inherent creativity, because you care about the future and would like to see sanctuaries of the highest human potential created to preserve culture.

 

Give because you are not the problem, you are a part of the solution.

Thank You

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers.  We would especially like to thank the College of Marin, Department of Theatre and Sandi V. Weldon for their generous donations of set materials and costumes, and Jerry Knight for use of his venue, the historic River Theatre. 

 We’d love to hear from you.