We hope that this letter finds you safe and warm this holiday season! Thank you for your continued generosity and support—we could not do the work that we do without you.
This past year has been an exciting year for Medicine Wheel Productions. We have launched new and innovative community-based art projects such as our Safety Maps, served 350 young people through our four youth programs, exhibited three shows in our Spoke Gallery (including “Southie is my Hometown” by our very own Richie Dinsmore), launched a youth scholarship program for our artist retreats in Ireland and Italy, been recognized as a leader in the art and community-building world, and the list goes on! As we gear up for another successful year, we invite you to participate by making a contribution. Our goal is to raise $30,000. Here are some ways that you can make a difference:
o $50 provides two-hours of Case Management and career readiness training to the young people in our youth employment programs.
o $100 provides students in our Spoken Word and Visual Arts classes at the Edwards Middle School with new voice recorders and art supplies.
o $300 provides a stipend to one of the professional artists exhibiting in our Spoke Gallery and supports our curatorial program.
o $500 purchases materials for our public art projects such as No Man’s Land, the Safety Maps, Medicine Wheel Installation, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day project.
o $750 provides the young men and women in our Hope and Recovery program with art supplies and support from professional teaching artists during their healing art classes.
o $1,000 provides one of our after-school youth employees with a month’s pay and much needed support services from our staff.
o $4,000 provides one of our full-time Youth in Transitions employees with a month’s pay and much needed support services from our staff.
Similar to the philosophy of the Native American medicine wheel, we believe that every person has talents and abilities to share with the world and that, through art, they can unlock them. By participating in the art—whether that’s creating the art, experiencing the art, or taking a cultural action in response to the art—we believe that community members are taken on a transformative journey that helps them gain a deeper understanding of themselves, of others, and the overall human condition. We truly hope that you will support the amazing programming happening at Medicine Wheel, and join us in transforming lives!
Click here to make a contribution or send a check to Medicine Wheel Productions at 110 K Street in South Boston, MA 02127.
Artistic Director and Managing Director