Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Flickinger had to postpone the annual campaign kick-off and has lost revenue due to cancelled events and rentals. The cost of these losses is incalculable.
Through the generosity of local donors, grants, and some limited cash reserves, the center has been able to pay utilities, insurances, taxes, take care of facility maintenance, pay essential salaries and other expenses. This cost is about $10K per month, and funds are being depleted.
The leadership of the Center got creative to find ways to support their mission and support the performance arts community:
• Four Fall Tailgate Series concerts at the NM Museum Space History parking lot.
• Children’s Music Theater has been able to conduct small socially distanced workshops thanks to CMT Director Heather Bash.
• Patron’s Hall has reopened for take out coffee, ice cream, and freshly made soups.
• The Center is working towards adding outdoor music & events this spring. (A special NM State grant is helping with funding for the outdoor project.)
Through their “Keeping the Lights On” campaign, they hope to continue to weather this storm and come out stronger on the other side. As a community that respects the arts we can keep the arts alive in Alamogordo!
Please consider a cash contribution or monthly sustained giving pledge to this campaign. The Center appreciates all levels of support and your gift will help them keep the performing arts alive in Alamogordo. Don’t let this beautiful and important part of this community flicker out, donate today!