DIVA strengthens connections, shares knowledge, and builds community through the visual arts. Welcome to our campaign to Sharpen our Vision!
Founded in Eugene, OR in late 2003, the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit visual arts organization, sparked an interest in the visual arts among members of the downtown community. Over the past 10 years, DIVA has displayed the work of over 900 artists, screened hundreds of films, and offered numerous classes ranging from screenwriting to figure drawing.
The DIVA Gallery produces several community art exhibitions throughout the year, and oversees four film-related projects with: A weekly"Behind the Lens" Seminar, The "Teen Video Challenge," "The Shaggy Dog Project," and The "OpenLens Film Festival."
Funds are needed to renew the lease of our current space and prepare upgrades to our downtown visual arts space, which would increase the versatility and efficiency of the DIVA Gallery AND the ability to jury film submissions by three of our four FILM programs.
Here is our shopping list of needed upgrades:
Total package: $5,000
Choose a project you wish to support. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Accordingly, we recommend that you consult your tax advisor for questions unique to your own circumstances of contribution.
Give $25 minimum and received two tickets to our 10th Annual OpenLens Winter Short Film Festival on February 1, 2014, at the UO Baker Center. See details at http://openlens.proscenia.net
Visit is us at www.divacenter.org