(article) OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!

OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!

 

As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018!


1. Help us recruit young accordion players!

 

Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community.  We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some details:

 

•Applicants must fit the age requirements of their specified category.

•Applicants must currently reside in Texas.

•Applicants must include photo to be considered.

•Applicants must submit complete entry form to be considered.

 

2. Be a sponsor – either individually or through your business!

 

We are seeking individuals and businesses that can sponsor any of these young artists through transportation, food, and lodging to get them to Austin for the Finals Showcase at The Bullock Texas State History Museum on April 21, 2018. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, e-mail bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org(link sends e-mail) or check out our Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet!

Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet 

The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities.  We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,000+ levels. 

Can we count on your support to make the Big Squeeze program a continued success?  Want to see learn more about the Big Squeeze before committing to a sponsorship? See our Finals flyer and photos from our 2017 program, as well as a contestant map from 2007 - 2015 attached here! 


3. Donate to the Big Squeeze Program or Texas Folklife!

 

Texas Folklife accepts any and all donations - big, small or medium! We are seeking individuals and businesses that can sponsor any of these young artists through transportation, food, and lodging to get them to Austin for the Finals Showcase at The Bullock Texas State History Museum on April 21, 2018.

 

We could even use supply or service donations for the Big Squeeze Program.

 

What does that mean? Snack donations, paper goods, office supplies, bottled water, printing services, marketing services and more!

 

Also, we are also always seeking financial donations for our organization. If interested, please visit www.texasfolklife.org/membership. Or mail a check to Texas Folklife with the words “Big Squeeze” on the note line to 1708 Houston St, Austin, TX 78756.

 

4. Attend an event! Invite your friends and family and post on social media about it!

 

Help us with the program mission by being our guest and attending any of the regional events, as well as the Finals Showcase at The Bullock Texas State History Museum on April 21, 2018. All events are free and open to the public.

 

On behalf of all at Texas Folklife, I sincerely hope to see you and yours at the upcoming Big Squeeze Showcases.

 

And, if you have questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me directly at bigsqueeze@texasfolklife.org(link sends e-mail).

 

Keep Squeezin’!

 

Alysha Nicole Hernández