Now You See Us, Now You Don’t

Dear Friends,

First, many thanks to those of you who have already made a donation.

To those of you who have not:

WHAT IF New Radio And Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA)-the umbrella of
Turbulence.org, networked_performance, and New American Radio-WERE TO GO
AWAY? We believe many of you would miss us. Yet many of you have NEVER
SUPPORTED US.

We’re often informed-directly or indirectly-that many of you are great fans
of what of what we do: you enjoy the art we commission, exhibit and archive
on TURBULENCE.ORG; you visit our NETWORKED_PERFORMANCE BLOG regularly. Many
of you use both “Turbulence” and “networked_performance” for research and
coursework, or simply to stay tuned to the pulse of emerging technologies
and the artists who create with them. NEW AMERICAN RADIO provides a
chronicle of radio/sound art (1987-1998) for personal listening as well as
for broadcast worldwide. Finally, our public programs-FLOATING POINTS (an
annual lecture series in collaboration with Emerson College) and UPGRADE!
BOSTON (a monthly gathering of new media artists in collaboration with Art
Interactive)-provide a forum for numerous artists, curators, students,
scholars and the community in general.

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, NRPA’s finances are public
record. Our 2004 Financial Report shows that NRPA’s co-directors had a
COMBINED income of $28,000; our 2005 Financial Report will show that we had
a COMBINED income of $25,600. While ours is not, by definition a “gift
economy,” we do GIVE A LOT; in time, expertise, and financial support.

Please help us keep on giving. Make a donation today. It’s easy and you can
even select an artwork in exchange. Show us you value us by simply clicking
here http://turbulence.org/fundraiser_05/index.html and making a donation.
No amount is too small.

Sincerely,

Helen Thorington and Jo-Anne Green
Co-Directors

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade