Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289

Be a Friend of TAUNY!

What does your support mean to TAUNY? A LOT! Following are examples of how your unrestricted donations at various levels can help TAUNY, and how we show our appreciation for your generous support.

Tradition Bearer ($50 - $74) Donations at this level support the operating budget, helping us pay for the lights, our staff, and much more. Donors receive:
  • Early notification and sign-up for all classes offered at The TAUNY Center
  • Reduced prices for TAUNY programs and events throughout the year
  • Invitations to TAUNY Friends events, including our annual Donor Reception
  • Special invitations to “Friends Only” Folkstore sales
  • Recognition in our Annual Donor Report
 North Country Neighbor ($75 - $149) - Donations at this level help cover the ongoing operating costs of the North Country Folkstore, an outlet for regional artists. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of Tradition Bearer, plus
  • 10% off Folkstore purchases
Folk Arts Ally ($150 - $249) - Donations at this level help pay for the development and maintenance of our website and electronic communications. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of North Country Neighbor, plus
  • Recognition on the TAUNY website, with a link to your business website if you wish
Culture Conserver ($250 - $499) - Development and staffing of the many programs offered throughout the year at The TAUNY Center and around the region. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of Folk Arts Ally, plus
  • The opportunity to underwrite a TAUNY program; your name or business name will be included in all program printed material and publicity
 Heritage Keeper ($500 - $999)Donations at this level help pay for research, creation, and presentation of mini-exhibits, which are displayed at The TAUNY Center for one to three months. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of Folk Arts Ally, plus
  • The opportunity to underwrite a TAUNY mini-exhibit; your name or business name will be included in all exhibit printed material and publicity
  Folk Hero ($1,000 - $2,499) - Donations at this level help pay for the field work and staff time required to develop our signature programs, like North Country Heritage Awards and Register of Very Special Places. Donors receive:
All the benefits of Folk Arts Ally, plus
  • The opportunity to underwrite one of our website modules; your name or business name, with a link if desired, will be included on the home page of a TAUNY web module for one year
  • The opportunity to underwrite a TAUNY program or mini-exhibit; your name or business name will be included in all program/exhibit printed material and publicity
North Country Muse ($2,500 - $4,999) - Donations at this level help us cover the expenses of owning and maintaining The TAUNY Center. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of Folk Arts Ally, plus
  • The opportunity to “adopt” The TAUNY Center for one month;  your name or business name will be included in our front window display and in all TAUNY printed material and publicity for one month 
Living Legend ($5,000 or more) - Donations at this level help pay for research, development, and installation of TAUNY’s featured exhibits. Donors receive:
  • All the benefits of Folk Arts Ally, plus
  • The opportunity to underwrite our main gallery exhibit; your name or business name will be included in all exhibit printed material and publicity (most feature exhibits are on display for six months)


TAUNY is an incorporated 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our board of directors represents the civic and business leadership of the region, as well as the arts community and traditional artists. Most contributions to TAUNY for general operating expenses or for specific projects are deductible from the donor’s taxes.



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