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Annual Fund



Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the FotoFest Annual Fund to help us produce exciting exhibitions, learning programs, student curricula, public programs, and the internationally recognized FotoFest Biennial.

FotoFest, the international photographic arts and learning organization, remains committed to photography as a tool for learning, social engagement, community enrichment, and meaningful cultural exchange. Many thousands attend FotoFest’s dynamic citywide Biennial of Photography and New Media Art and year-round free exhibitions and programs. Our viewing public, thousands of school children, and many artists directly benefit from FotoFest programs. We appreciate you being an important part of this community.

FotoFest makes very big things happen, and almost every one of our programs are offered free of charge to the public. The FotoFest Biennial of Photography, exhibitions, programs, partnerships, and Literacy Through Photography learning program occupy a special place in the U.S. and globally, and are important platforms for engagement with art and ideas.

In recent months, FotoFest’s learning program mobilized to help schools and students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and FotoFest experienced record attendance for our fall exhibition, re/thinking photography, featuring photographers working in TEXAS. The upcoming FOTOFEST 2018 BIENNIAL will focus on contemporary photographic and new media art from artists of Indian origin, part of a 2018 citywide cultural focus on India. FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography learning program has a created a special 2018 curricula that will be used in over 80 classrooms this spring – our largest spring enrollment ever.

Your support makes a difference.

  • $50 equips six students with the necessary supplies to create original works of art

  • $100 provides a digital camera used in the student learning programs classrooms

  • $250 sponsors one educator to attend Literacy Through Photography Teacher Training, learning new methods for stimulating student creativity and exploration

  • $500 provides bus transportation for a school or community group to visit the FotoFest Biennial

  • $1,000 helps provide the printing of family gallery guides for a Biennial exhibition

  • $2,500 enables an artist to come to FotoFest and share their work with the public

  • $5,000 supports FotoFest Biennial production or pays our office rent for one month

On behalf of FotoFest, I am asking for your support at this time because it truly makes a meaningful impact. Please take a moment now to help us achieve our mission by making a tax-deductible, year-end contribution.

Your gift counts and your support is vitally important! We appreciate your generosity and participation.

Thank you very much,

Steven Evans
Executive Director, FotoFest

FotoFest International is a platform for the exchange of art and ideas. Through international programs and the presentation of photographic and photography-related art, it brings together a global vision of art and cross-cultural exchange with a commitment to social issues, community involvement, and the enrichment of cultural resources.









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To donate via phone, please contact Steven Evans or Marianne Stavenhagen at 713.223.5522 ext 19. 

Many companies have matching gift programs that increase the value of your gift. If your company has a matching gift program, please fax the form to 713-223-4411 or e-mail it to Steven Evans at

FotoFest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts supporting our annual appeal are fully tax-deductible. Gifts of $1,000 and above will be acknowledged on FotoFest's website, printed materials, and on exhibition donor walls.

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