Welcome to School of Magic Art’s Next Big Thing: we have been accepted (they like us!) and School of Magic Arts is now fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas! Our first goal is simply to raise a thousand dollars. That’s it. Why only a thousand? That’s the amount that Fractured Atlas requires to access their grant funding platform, and it’s a start! Click the button below, or read on for more information and ways to help.
At SOMA, our mission is not only to effectively teach stage magic, an art often overlooked by traditional performance-based schools, but also to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our students, families, and audiences. Since 2017, when we opened as the Baltimore Academy of Magic, we think we’ve made a real difference in the lives of thousands of students who have passed through our doors, both virtually and otherwise. However, our work is far from over, and this is the next step to ensure SOMA’s lasting impact.
Basically, a fiscal sponsorship enables us to safely raise money for our organization in the form of donations and grants. Why do we need to do this? Two reasons: to help pay for the things that make our student’s experience one-of-a-kind and to keep our tuition low enough so that our school is accessible to those who want (and need) to be here.
We believe that magic is strongest when it includes all gender identities, races, ethnicities, orientations, physical or mental abilities, and perspectives. To honor that part of our mission, we have always encouraged students with ADHD, anxiety, autism, and other different ways of being to join our program (there is even science behind why they appear to thrive when they do!). So, as part of our next phase, we are putting a focus on enhancing our curriculum to better serve neurodivergent students. Of course, this will come with new challenges and opportunities that will require additional resources.
Make a Contribution:
Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to The First Thousand. We understand that everyone has financial constraints, and any contribution is welcomed. Your donation is tax-deductible, and makes a real difference for our students and our school.
If you would like to donate with a check, please make payable to 'FRACTURED ATLAS' and put 'School of Magic Arts' in the memo line. Then send to School of Magic Arts, 2620 Talbot Rd., Baltimore, MD 21216. Your donation will be tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Fractured Atlas is an arts support organization that provides fiscal sponsorship to SOMA.
Spread the Word:
If you could spread the world about The First Thousand by forwarding our emails, liking and sharing our social media posts, and talking up our school to people who may want to contribute, we would be grateful. The small things go a long way!
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