Wealthy Theatre's blueprint for survival seeks funding in its final months | Arts & Culture
by Wealthy Theatre in NONPROFITS
Wealthy Theatre's Sustainability Campaign is more than halfway to the goal, in the final months - please help us embrace the future to preserve the past!
"For us, the history of this place... is the one constant," says Erin Wilson, director of Wealthy Theatre. "It's the future that we're responsible for, as stewards of this place. And that is a great responsibility."
The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC), which owns and operates Wealthy Theatre, has taken a proactive approach to historic preservation by designing The Wealthy Theatre Sustainability Campaign to address emerging threats.
We need you to help complete the campaign.
The 30-point plan includes construction projects and technology updates "to keep Wealthy Theatre healthy, relevant and accessible, all of which are part of the intrinsic identity of this community space," Wilson says. "Threats emerge and we have to do something about it while we're strong enough."
Wilson says emerging threats include a deterioriating facade, energy bills rising seven percent annually and technologies that are becoming obsolete.
The $550,000 campaign has less than $199,000 to go.
Projects include containment measures to reduce energy loss, implementation of some solar, replacement of wasteful stage lights with LED, upgrades to HD cameras to...