TAC’s Winter Fundraising Campaign wrapped up at midnight on Wednesday. Thank you so much to everyone who supported TAC’s work of teaching kids the joy of building, making & creating! Our winter fundraising drive raised $7,000 to help fund upcoming workshops in carpentry, lighting, sound, scenic artistry and architecture skills in designing theaters.

TAC’s awesome donors include: Mark Aceto, Melanie Armer, Sharon Arnold, Erich Bechtel with Audible Difference Inc (ADI), Lori Becker with Publishing Solutions Group (PSG), Timothy Bornt, Jeremiah Brophy, Emily and Gregg Carville, Eric Christian, Maria D’Avirro, Katherine Durrin, Brendan Gray with Gray Matter Visual Inc, Amy Harper, Jack Harris-Sturges, Katie Hong, John Huntington, Cynthia Jankowski, Mark Krasnov, Lynda Kennedy, Ryan Kirk, Mark Lesly, Aaron Mason with Technical Producing Group (TPG), Daniel Melter, Robert B. Minor, Robert Miron, William Nallet, Page Ponzeka, Curtis Reik, Michael Sapsis, Alec Stoll and Stages Consultants, Emily Verla, Kathleen Whitman and several anonymous donors.

I would like to take a moment to thank the heart and soul of TAC: our teachers. Thank you to every person who helped create curriculum, teach and advise TAC during 2014. Without you, TAC is just a great idea. It’s a really great idea, but we rely on you to make the vision a reality.

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to our partners. Many companies generously donated their space, equipment, time and staff to assist on several workshops this year. We look forward to future collaboration and expansion of our educational programs together.

TAC only exists because of the donation of time, money, equipment, space and goodwill of the TAC community. Though our Indiegogo drive is over, TAC always gratefully accepts donations of skill, equipment, space and funds. If you are interested in finding out more about TAC or donating, please visit our website: http://tacollective.org Thank you!

 

 

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, January 29th, 7:30p-9:30p- Carpentry Workshop Meeting. Location: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, Studio 16M. Overview: This is a big push to finalize the lesson plan for the carpentry workshop before many TAC teachers are busy working on NYC Fashion Week. If you are interested in teaching or administrating, please attend! Please also notify Kim of your plans to come to the meeting.

Tuesday, March 3, 7p-9p- Curriculum Meeting. Location: TBD.

Becca is the Logistics Coordinator for Technical Artisans Collective. She is currently on an extended maternity leave from being a freelance Production Electrician and Stage Manager. When she's not making poop jokes with a baby, she runs, reads, and cooks (when she remembers to).