Gowanathon Application

Gowanathon 2012

Please read below to apply for this fundraising opportunity
for you,your group, or organization.


If you are an artist, a teacher, a not-for-profit organization, or community group that provides a service to the general public and helps improve the quality of life for our Brooklyn community, join us for GOWANATHON 2, a collaborative fundraising arts marathon. We’ll support you with raising money for your projects, while helping Spoke continue to improve its community arts facilities. GOWANATHON 1 raised $18,000, allowing us to install a much needed HVAC system. This year, we are spearheading a collaborative fundraising event which benefits us all.


Spoke will:

Provide you with 1- 2 hours of free space in one of our Gowanus studios for a fundraising event of your own design.
If your presentation is shorter,  we will schedule a shared hour or two(several artists get to share their gift & raise funds).
Provide technical & administrative support.
Design & print a promotional poster and postcards for the festivities
Provide general event promotion.
AND Spoke will create a website where your donors can make online pledges to your group or project, whether they attend GOWANATHON  2 or not.

In return, Spoke splits your event’s proceeds with you 50/50.  So, for example, if you do an 1-2 hour performance, charge $25 a head and fill the house (aprox. 100 capacity),  you go home with at least $1,250 in your pocket, plus your share of online donations.

Your event could also be… a workshop, an art exhibit, an educational event, a work- in- progress, an information session, a solicitation of online donations and a thank you party for donors, a wine & cheese, or any other wonderful creative showing. It’s up to you. We look forward to receiving your creative ideas!


If you are interested, please complete the application form below by clicking “Apply Now”. Applications must be received by January, 25, 2012.

If you have questions, please contact Gabriella, Gowanathon Coordinator.

Apply Now