"We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams,
We are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems."
― Arthur O'Shaughnessy's Ode
Well, 2020 has been quite a year! From a global pandemic to equal rights demonstrations around the world to an inland hurricane in our own backyard, we've all needed to test our innovation skills and tap into our resilience as we ride these unpredictable waves of change.
When the world is changed, the strong change with it. My takeaway from the year so far? The words of Nobel Prize Winner Dennis Gabor come to mind: "We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it."
That's why I'm so excited to bring you on board the new future we're inventing here at your Center.
As we wait to welcome our audiences back into the theater in larger numbers for live performances, we are by no means idle. We have a slew of out-of-the-box, vital, and sustainable plans for innovative events, socially distanced partnerships with local businesses, small gatherings, virtual educational content, and more to continue to remain useful in service to our community.
Topping the list, I am delighted to announce that Fairfield Flix at the FACC, your brand new movie theater, will soon be a wonderful, positive reality.
While the recommendations from experts continue to warn against large group gatherings, movies are a great way to safely bridge the gap between staying home and going out. With a total audience capacity of less than 100, social distancing, mask-wearing and hi-tech and high powered sanitation practices, your Center can keep safety as a priority while still giving you and your family a great time. First-run movies, indie flicks, and family favorites will give us all a chance to unwind. (I think we can agree everyone needs a little extra dose of joy in their lives these days.)
But we can do none of this without your help. Now more than ever, YOU are the key to unlocking the future.
This is perhaps one of the most crucial times for arts and culture organizations that we have yet faced in our lifetimes. I'll say it again: when the world is changed, the strong change with it.
Your community needs and depends on your support more than ever before, and today, I am asking you to have an unprecedented influence on the local culture and economy by donating to your Fairfield Arts & Convention Center."We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it."
Together, we are not only reimagining the future of performing arts and cultural events, but today, you have the chance to CREATE that future. What we do now will have ripple effects far beyond this time and this town.
We ARE the music makers, and the dreamers of dreams, and yes—we will be the movers and shakers of the world forever.Be the key. Shape the future. Please give to your Fairfield Arts & Convention Center today.
I'm thanking you in advance for your generosity in making this community vibrant, creative, healthy and whole.
With great hope and great love,
P.S. Giving is easy! 3 ways to unlock the future:
- Text "FACC" to 44-321
- Go to fairfieldacc.com and click "Donate."
- Mail your support to FACC, 200 North Main, Fairfield, IA 52556
Thank you. It is an honor to serve the same community you do.