You can make a difference
Individual, family and corporate gifts can fund an individual exhibition, an artist residency, scholarships for neighborhood children, field trip opportunities for school groups, matting and framing of additional Heritage Collection photographs, and facility/technology improvements. Gifts can be customized to meet the donor’s objectives.
Since the Heritage Center offers the majority of its programming at no cost to the community, Crealdé School of Art relies on grants from private and public sources and the generous donations of individuals, local businesses and corporations. The Heritage Center is always interested in creating and expanding new partnerships
with organizations that would like to be associated with the unique and
meaningful offerings at the center. The center’s needs include a wide
range of in-kind donations and services from entertainment and art
installation to computer maintenance and repair.
- Scholarships for Community Youth: Students can attend the Young Artists Program (ages 5 to 12) with visual art class in painting/drawing, ceramics or photography on Crealdé’s main campus ($130).
- Summer Art Camp Scholarship (ages 8 to 12) to attend a two-week, all-day visual art program ($400).
- Sponsor new Heritage Collection pieces. Sponsorship pays for research, photography, oral history writing and archival matting and framing of a new addition to the Heritage Collection ($500 per piece). The sponsor’s name will be permanently listed inside of the framed photograph.
- Storytellers: A 10 week class using documentary photography and caption writing to give 12 students, ages 13-17, an opportunity to express themselves in pictures and words while artistically rediscovering their cultural heritage, neighborhood, families and friends. Includes a professionally framed exhibition and public opening reception ($5,000). The sponsor’s name will be listed on all publicity, invitation and will be prominently displayed in the exhibition.
To contribute or for more information, contact Peter Schreyer, Heritage Center Founder and Crealdé Executive Director, 407-671-1886 or Fairolyn Livingston, Heritage Center Manager, at flivingston@Crealde.org
Become a member of the Heritage Center for $100 annually and receive the following benefits:
- $20 discount on Crealdé School of Art visual art classes and workshops
- Invitations to all artist receptions, lectures, and educational events
- Discounts at participating area merchants
General Corporate Sponsorship
Higher levels of membership, designated to the Heritage Center, are also an option for contribution. Corporate Sponsors at the $1500 level can help support a variety of projects that help forward the mission of the Heritage Center and bring cultural opportunities to underserved communities. Recognition includes your name or logo listed on our home page, and a half-day corporate retreat for up to 15 participants including professional development workshop and a hands-on art workshop.
The Heritage Center is a program of Crealdé School of Art. Contributing to the endowment ensures continuation of programming and sustainability. To contribute, contact Peter Schreyer, Heritage Center Founder and Crealdé Executive Director, 407-671-1886.
Become Part of the Heritage Center Volunteer Docent Program
Volunteers of the Heritage Center greet visitors and introduce them to exhibitions and activities at the new facility. They are trained by the Heritage Center Manager and Hannibal Square historian, Fairolyn Livingston, who has undergone extensive training through the Orange County Regional History Center.
As a volunteer docent, your most important job will be to introduce The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park, the Crealdé School of Art’s most unique and award-winning outreach project. This on-going, community-based project celebrates the heritage, character, and contributions made by Winter Park’s African-American community. As a community member, you are uniquely qualified to speak on this subject, and your insights and memories are a very important part of the experience.
The following excerpt from a letter received from a visitor in 2009 illustrates the impact that the Heritage Center has on its visitors:
“…Living out in Windermere, neither Helene nor I had previously seen the Center, although for many years we have driven through the “west side” when visiting Winter Park—without, we must confess, too much thought about the African-American community that had for so long lived and worked there. For us, the Center and its wonderful exhibits were a startling, eye-opening experience.”
If you are interested in volunteering with the Heritage Center, please contact Docent Manger Fairolyn Livingston flivingston@Crealde.org.
Do you have an old photo from west Winter Park? Bring it in (you’ll get it back!) during the Community Heritage Collection Days
Heritage Days are held once per year. The next Heritage Day is scheduled for:
Date: To Be Announced, 2011
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Hannibal Square Heritage Center
During the Heritage Days at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a team of community historians, anthropologists and documentary photographers gather the photos and stories that become the next phase of The Heritage Collection: Photographs and Oral Histories of West Winter Park. Since its inception of the Heritage Days in 2001, seven community Heritage Days have been held, resulting in over 100 framed pieces for the collection.
The objective of the Heritage Days is to collect photographs of and information about family and community life of west-side residents, including important buildings and businesses in the old African-American community. In addition, the Crealdé Heritage Team seeks to collect documentation from the broader Winter Park community, especially old Winter Park families, that include west-side residents as chauffeurs, nannies, cooks, gardeners and the like. Such photographs would add an important new perspective to the collection, exploring the interracial relationships within our city. While the city was politically and socially divided for most of the 20th century, there were countless professional and personal relationships among Winter Park residents that reached across the racially dividing railroad tracks, from the east to the west side. In addition, there are many west-side families who have no photographs of their parents and grandparents in their early days. Locating such images would be extremely meaningful for such families.
On the next Heritage Day, residents should bring the original photographs (not photo copies or newspaper articles) to the Heritage Center (see date and time above). The Crealdé Heritage Team will make modern archival prints of the original photographs, conduct oral history interviews and take portraits of the individuals sharing their personal stories. Original photographs will be returned that day, so you do not have to be parted from the treasured original photograph.