Everyone can be a Marathon Artist!

Here are the ways you can get involved:

Visual Artists Performing Artists Writers Crafts Non Artists


Benefit Performances

Produce events and accept contributions

We seek performing artists to organize benefit shows, readings, workshops
and other events at CSMA and other venues. You'll raise funds by
accepting donations at the door, or combine with crowdfunding.
Schedule your event now at a CSMA space – or host it in your living room,
on campus, outdoors, or at your favorite entertainment hotspot!


Creative Projects

Work independently and enlist sponsors

We love when artists embrace the Marathon as an opportunity to
create a body of work, get back into making art, or otherwise achieve
a creative goal or milestone. Just a few examples: finish or start
a piece or a series; work in the studio every day; create a poem or
a drawing or a song a day. You'll fundraise by reaching out to family
and friends, asking them to donate in honor of your project either
directly, by crowdfunding, or both.


Online Auction

Donate visual art, music, literature, goods, and services

Donating quality items is an easy one-step way to participate!
Each item will include a description and photo or logo, and a link to
your website. Donated visual art will also be displayed at CSMA.
Contact auction@csma-ithaca.org.
Item donation deadline: Oct. 26.



Raise funds and awareness online

Working with GiveGab, a local crowdfunding platform,
artists and arts patrons can champion CSMA's online
Marathon campaign and raise money to support our goals.
You'll share our campaign page with friends and family
by email and social media to actively encourage donations.
Our campaign will go live on October 23 and continue until December 7
– that's two weeks before until two weeks after the Marathon.

Take a look at www.givegab.com. Our team will gladly help you
to employ this great tool to raise funds for CSMA!

Sign up as a Marathon Artist and get started!
Want more information?
Ready with ideas for participating?
Get in touch!