Ah Haa School for the Arts and the American Academy of Bookbinding are dedicated to inspiring individuals of all ages to explore, develop and celebrate their creativity. Your contribution is a direct investment in the vitality of the arts in Telluride. Donations provide critical funds giving access and opportunity for people of all ages to engage in creative experiences throughout the year! There are multiple ways of showing your support and care.
Your direct donation via our websites makes an immediate impact to the daily operations of our programs and services.
Ah Haa School for the Arts has been a constant creator and a restless innovator. We have always been driven by curiosity and the transformative power of imagination. Your gift to the General Fund, allows us to remain a launchpad of possibility.
Through your support, we will always welcome both the seekers, and those who need to be found, into our incredible classrooms and studios, exhibition gallery, library, and community spaces. Your gift supports tuition assistance for people of all ages. Help make creativity possible.
Support our ability to provide a high level of creative experiences for our community by providing your home, condo or guest house to a Visiting Artist or Instructor for a short term stay.
As a Trustee you provide a launchpad of possibility for people of all ages to imagine and wonder. Your multi-year commitment is foundational to our long term planning and sustainability, providing us the ability to be more resilient and responsive in a changing world. Contact Executive Director Marty Wollesen firstname.lastname@example.org about how you can create resilience for Ah Haa School for the Arts.
A planned gift gives us the opportunity to partner with donors who wish to ensure that future students continue to have transformational experiences at Ah Haa School for the Arts and the American Academy of Bookbinding.
Gifts made through your estate plan or retirement plan (including IRAs) can help you realize your philanthropic goals, and may allow you to make a more significant gift than is possible during your lifetime.
Internationally recognized, AAB provides a superior bookbinding education and awards professional-level diplomas in a generous and supportive learning environment. AAB conducts intensive courses in the art of fine leather binding, book repair, paper conservation, book history and other related subjects.
Students from across the country and around the world come to AAB for a one-of-a-kind learning experience. The AAB Scholarship Fund provides access and opportunity to support emerging arts and talented bookbinders to hone their skills and explore their potential.
OPEN•SET is an International Competition and traveling Exhibition founded in 2015 to promote the art of fine design binding in the United States. Already, OPEN•SET has drawn significant attention from beginner and professional binders alike; and has heightened the visibility and prestige of the Academy around the world.
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