DONATE TO THE WISDOM ARCHIVE
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of your donations are tax-deductible.
Your donations will help with:
- Continuing to produce portraits of traditional artists and craftspeople, in New Mexico, and in other traditional areas around the world
- Creating strategic partnerships with likeminded organizations and filmmakers
- Mentoring young filmmakers to produce films about cultural masters in their own communities
- Accessing archival footage in museums and private collections to create portraits of masters who are no longer with us
- Locating and accessing previously made films on traditional culture to show via The Wisdom Archive’s youtube channel
Our New Initiative:
We are launching an international youtube based filmmaking competition to train and recruit new filmmakers from all over New Mexico and the world to become producers for The Wisdom Archive. It will be driven by an instructional video which teaches the basics of how to produce short films about cultural masters with an iPhone. Winning entries and their producers will be featured on The Wisdom Archive and earn a prize of $250 or a used iPhone or iPad.
Our funding goal for this first phase of the competition is $25,000. Donations can be made here, or by sending a check to the address below.
A "Legacy" donation of $500 for this initiative will entirely fund one short film from a new producer, and if you wish, you can be credited:
"This film made possible by a generous donation by ___________"
Those of you trading in your old iPad or iPhone 4,5,6 or 7 (with some battery life left) please consider donating it instead to The Wisdom Archive. Each can serve as an HD video camera for a new Wisdom Archive producer, and you will receive a tax exemption for the resale value.
(Please make sure you erase the phone contents, void the phone service, and include the charger and any extra battery you might have.)
iPhones, iPads, and donation checks can be sent to The Wisdom Archive, 1630 Upper Canyon Rd, Santa Fe NM, 87501.
Make sure you include your email address so we can send you a receipt for IRS purposes!
The Wisdom Archive is currently taking donations via the Square platform.
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