Omaha Gives FUN(D) RUN for the Arts
In 2019 Amplify Arts will award $35,000 in grants to local artists. Our Artist Grants program seeks to eliminate financial barriers that a lot of artists face, allowing them time to experiment, create new works, or organize a public project.
What better way to celebrate Omaha Gives! than to host a really fun event that celebrates our favorite thing: giving money to artists! Join us for a .35k Walk/Run/Roll on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Walk, Run, or Roll 0.01 kilometers for every $1,000 in grant dollars we award to artists each year. We kind of tried to do the math, and that works out to about 380 yards (because who cares about the metric system, amirite?)
Get physically ready for the "Race" with free beverages, snacks, and a guided stretch. Get mentally ready for the "Race" with an artist-curated pump up playlist. Take a break during the race (because almost 4 football fields is a lot, okay?) and complete artist-designed obstacles.
“Race” finishers can savor their achievement at the photobooth or donation station**. This “Race” is obviously very official, in that your status as a finisher is based on the honor system. We’re not keeping track of all those laps, ya hear?
**Yes, this event is to celebrate our community’s giving day Omaha Gives, but you do not need to donate to participate. But if your heart is set on it we won’t stop you. Every donation we receive helps us support local artists and build a stronger Omaha through the arts.
Can’t make it to the FUN(D) RUN but still want to share some love for local artists? No problem, you can party it up online by donating on May 22nd, or scheduling your donation ahead of time starting May 1st. Link to donate: www.omahagives.org/amplifyarts