ASP Donations FAQ

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What is the suggested donation?

Our suggested donation is $10-20. We invite visitors to contribute an amount that feels joyful and meaningful given their resources and circumstance. We welcome donations in any amount. No one turned away!

Why are you asking for donations?

It costs real money to plan and host an event for 20,000+ people! And we need donations from all of our stakeholders to do it – and that includes you! While we get some funding and in-kind contributions from grants and sponsors, the majority of our money comes in the way of small gifts from many individuals. In 2020 we instituted a new on-ice fundraising plan, and raised over $60,000 at the gate. This was a critical success that ensured we could return for another program. This year we’re once again asking for a donation to support this unique outdoor winter art experience to ensure its future. Our budget supports artist & performer stipends, staff pay, permits, insurance, and festival infrastructure.

How do I donate?

Easy! There are multiple ways you can give:

Become a member! Go to or sign up in the Welcome Shanty. 


Make a donation at the entrance gate (watch for the red arch with fluttering yellow flags). See our volunteers to make your donation by cash, credit card, mobile payment app, or by check.

If I plan to visit Art Shanty Projects on more than one day, am I expected to donate each time?

No, we only ask that you donate once during the festival. All who become members will receive a button and all who donate will receive a ski tag. Proudly wear your button and/or ski tag every day you return!

What if I can’t donate?

No problem. No one is required to pay, and no one will be turned away!

How else can I support Art Shanty Projects?

There are many ways to support, including volunteering, sponsorship or other in-kind donations. Check out the volunteer and sponsorship pages of our website for details, or come talk to us in the welcome shanty!

Is my donation tax deductible?

While we cannot offer tax advice, your donation is tax deductible — Art Shanty Projects is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Also, many employers offer matching gifts for employee contributions – check with your company to see if they have a matching gift program!