Ordinary Magic

Ordinary Magic

Akron Symphony Orchestra

Amber D. Kempthorn, Close to the Edge, 2018

Welcome to the online donation page for Amber D. Kempthorn’s animation project, Ordinary Magic.

In 2019, Amber was awarded a $54,000 Knight Arts Challenge Akron grant. She is creating a 15-minute stop-motion animation set to Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes, which will be screened with live accompaniment by the Akron Symphony Orchestra. The performance will take place at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall in the 2021/2022 season.

The Knight Arts Challenge is a matching grant. In order to receive these funds, Amber must raise an additional $50,000 from supporters like you. Because of Amber’s partnership with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, all donations will be tax deductible. Please follow the donation instructions below and help bring the magic to life.

Donor Benefits

The following benefits and gifts are offered to individual donors to show appreciation for your support, and to bring you closer to the project you are making possible. Donors will receive all gifts listed at the level at which they donate, as well as all previous levels.

  • $25+ Listing on the online donor page
  • $50+ Listing on the program donor page and a set of four pin-back badges with images from the animation
  • $100+ A small editioned print with an image from the animation
  • $250+ Two tickets to the performance
  • $500+ Original drawing from Ordinary Magic (selected by the artist)
  • $1,000+ Tour of the artist’s studio
  • $2,500+ Tour of the animation studio and an additional two tickets to the performance (total of four tickets)

If your business is interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Amber directly at kempthornad@gmail.com. For more information about the project and Amber’s work, please visit her website at www.amberdkempthorn.com.

How to Donate

There are three convenient ways to make a donation:

  • Donations may be made online by filling out the below form.
  • Donations may be made by phone, or in person, at the Akron Symphony Office. Call the Symphony Office at 330.535.8131 and please remember to state that your donation is directed to Amber D. Kempthorn’s Ordinary Magic. The Symphony Office is located at 92 North Main Street in Akron.
  • Donations may be made by check. Checks should be made out to Akron Symphony Orchestra and must list Amber Kempthorn in the memo line.

Checks should be mailed to:

Akron Symphony Orchestra
c/o Amber Kempthorn Ordinary Magic
92 North Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

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