Artists for the Amazon Program Guidelines
Here is a menu of ways you can help as an Artist for the Amazon, followed by an application:
1. Learn why you should care
The Amazon helps keep the Earth cool.
The Amazon regulates local and global weather patterns.
The Amazon produces 20% of the world's fresh water.
People live here.
There are more plants and animals in the Amazon than anyplace on the Earth.
2. Post a video
Use your cell phone to raise your voice and post a short video on your social media channels of why you care about the Amazon Rainforest. Don’t forget to tag or mention Amazon Aid and use the hashtag #amazonaid. Click here for tips on how to make videos for social media.
3. What’s your medium?
With the Amazon in mind, share a poem, send a song, produce a short video, share your photography, dance, paint, draw, write a blog, create a sculpture, craft a piece of jewelry from responsibly sourced gold, and more. Don’t forget to tag Amazon Aid and use the hashtag #amazonaid.
4. Follow us
Follow us on social media and repost our information. Amazon Aid’s goal is to empower and educate global audiences about the importance of the Amazon, the implications of its destruction and solutions for protecting it. Help us get the word out.
5. Here are 3 Ways to Fundraise for Amazon Aid
If you have a Facebook account, this could be the easiest way to fundraise. It’s easy to share the fundraiser with your friends, and Facebook handles all of the processing.
1. Click the button for Select NonProfit and type Amazon Aid Foundation in the search field.
2. Once you’ve selected the Amazon Aid Foundation Facebook will ask you a few questions like what your fundraising goal is and when the fundraiser should start.
Don’t have Facebook? GoFundMe allows you to create a fundraiser than anyone can participate in.
1. Click the Start a GoFundMe button and create an account.
2. Then you can create a fundraising campaign. Enter the campaign goal and select Nonprofit or Organization from the “Who are you raising money for?” dropdown. You can then search for Amazon Aid Foundation or enter our EIN 271428121 to select Amazon Aid as the charity.
3. Once you’ve completed your campaign GoFundMe will automatically send the funds to the Amazon Aid Foundation.
Indiegogo is a little more complicated. The platform charges 5% and you’ll have to send the funds to the Amazon Aid Foundation yourself, but Indiegogo allows you create Perks to encourage donations. This is ideal for artists than may wish to may wish to create incentives for participation in the campaign.
1. Click Start a Campaign in the top right and click on A Project. This is the option that allows you to create reward levels. Select that you are raising funds for a Nonprofit and choose where you and your bank are located.
2. On the next page, you’ll name the campaign, add a tagline and image, select a category, and set the campaign duration in days. Next you can add a video or image to better explain the importance of the campaign.
3. On the next page, you can add Perks. Setting the donation level at which someone would receive a reward and the quantity of those Perks available. Get creative!
Note: Campaign organizers are responsible for delivery of any rewards.
Questions / Comments?
We’re here to support you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. Let’s save the Amazon rainforest together.
6. Host a Screening of “River of Gold”
“River of Gold,” a documentary film by the Amazon Aid Foundation, chronicles a clandestine journey into Peru’s Amazon rainforest to uncover the savage unraveling of pristine jungle by illegal small scale gold mining.
7. Host a screening
Host a screening of “River of Gold” in your community.
8. Walk the talk
Learn how you can be a better consumer. As a consumer, you can directly protect the Amazon by changing the way you shop.
9. Do you know where your gold comes from?
You can protect the Amazon and world forests by purchasing cleanly and responsibly sourced gold products. Did you know that it takes about 250 tons of earth to produce one gold wedding band? And did you know that if the gold in your wedding band was mined illegally, it was likely extracted using mercury, which is a neurotoxin? Illegal small scale gold mining is responsible for devastating deforestation in the Amazon, but it is also the number one source of mercury pollution in the world. This mercury can be found in the fish you eat and in the air you breathe.