How to Help UsThank you for any help you can offer: be it financial, in-kind of services or goods, or as a volunteer. All areas of support are needed and warmly received.
Your donation helps make all of the above possible! Funding opportunities include our ANNUAL FRIENDS MEMBERSHIP (you will receive our warmest thanks and an annual newsletter plus online notices of upcoming events). Additionally, sustaining donors receive two complimentary tickets to any one Łowiczanie ticketed program; Patrons and Sustaining members receive 2 tickets to ALL events. Gold Circle Sponsors receive one concert performance of their choice within northern California.
Friends of Łowiczanie to $99
- Sustaining Member $100 - $499
- Patron of Łowiczanie $500 - $999
- Silver Circle Sponsor $1,000 - $4,999
- Gold Circle Sponsors $5,000 and above
Each year our members learn new techniques and styles, as well as hone skills with time-honored Łowiczanie repertoire. The Ensemble's costume collection is massive and in constant use, so it needs constant maintenance. Newly-created authentic costumes from Poland cost ever-more in financial resources. If you know how to sew, your talents would be much appreciated.
Other exacting replicas produced by Łowiczanie also require funding. The music is digitally cleaned and transferred to CDs but new pieces mean musical needs: creating, scoring, recording and transferring. New pieces mean working with the very topmost experts in their fields from Poland: bringing those world-class artists to Łowiczanie and the Bay Area (or us to them!) requires commitment and funding. If you have recording equipment or access to recording studios, please let us know.
An active program requires good, professional publicity. Publicity needs include strong digital still photography, maintenance of archival photographic and video records, current videography for training and grant-writing purposes, and brochure development and production. A wish-list item for this season is a Łowiczanie-dedicated laptop with all the "bells and whistles." If you have experience with marketing, publicity, graphic design, production, Łowiczanie needs your help.
It takes time and money to record and/or master the music Łowiczanie uses in performance as well as rehearsal. Good quality computer software programs are also needed to maintain databases of our sponsors and friends, to communicate with our constituencies and stakeholders. Well-allocated and outfitted space is needed to house archives and the huge costume collection of the Ensemble. Production needs include lighting instruments and specials, microphones and stands, cables and an excellent sound board (a strong wish-list item for the upcoming season), and sets for "obzred" pieces - the hallmarks of good ethnographic programming. If you are able to provide any of these items, your donation would be appreciated.