Are you a patron of the St. Claude Arts' District (SCAD)? Do you like having all of the St. Claude Arts' District 2nd Saturday Gallery Openings and other events all listed in one place? Finding out about performances, classes and workshops via email newsletter? Or perhaps you are an artist, performer, gallery or theater looking to promote your venue or event...
If so, SCADNOLA wants and needs your support!
Launched in 2007 by one of the co-founders of the St. Claude Arts' District, SCADNOLA.com has been promoting SCAD events ever since. SCADNOLA also maintains a Facebook Page and an email newsletter, sent out before 2nd Saturday gallery openings each month. SCADNOLA website listings also include performances, classes, workshops and lectures, as well as Calls for Art and other opportunities.
A proponent of the "level playing field" - e.g. that no one should be excluded for financial reasons, SCADNOLA's owner and administrator, Andrea Garland, has never charged a fee for listings or other promotions - and she never intends to! Since its inception, she has paid any and all associated fees out of pocket such as website hosting and domain name purchase and renewal, as well as donating anywhere from 10 - 20 hours of her time each month. Thrilled to no end with the growth and popularity of the St. Claude Arts' District over the past seven years, this has been for her a labor of love.
However, no amount of love pays the bills! Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2012 after five or so years of increasing mysterious ailments - and subsequently diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Degenerative Disc Disease and multiple herniated discs - Andrea now struggles to pay her own bills, let alone those of SCADNOLA.com. (If you’d like to know more about Andrea’s health issues or make a donation to her personally, please visit www.facebook.com/DreasRAPage) Her time and energy limited due to her various conditions, accomplishing work is as much of an issue as finances, which makes the 10-20 hours spent monthly on SCADOLA.com a significant consideration.
That is where YOU come in! SCADNOLA.com needs YOUR help to stay alive!
Again, do you like having all the SCAD 2nd Saturday Openings and other events conveniently posted in one place? Receiving notification of classes, workshops, lectures and Calls for Artists via a monthly email newsletter? Or if you are an artist or venue, having your events promoted to over 9,000 people monthly?
If so - or even if you are simply a supporter of the arts in general - please consider making a donation to support SCADNOLA.com. You don’t even have to “dig deeply” - if each person that visits SCADNOLA.com in a month donated a dollar, the operating budget would be covered for three to five years! So yes, even if you can only afford to donate $1 it will help! Of course, if you are able to donate more, by all means go ahead and do so - we won’t complain!
Support the Arts, Support your community, Support SCADNOLA! Donate today so SCADNOLA.com can live on!