Annual Fund

Committing to a creative future.

Help EMP transform young lives. Give to the Annual Fund Today.

EMP relies on contributions from supporters like you to fund the museum's public and educational programs, which serve over 125,000 children a year through school field trips, Teen Artist Workshops, Sound Off!, summer camps and more!





Educator Professional Development 
Offering classroom-ready resources for educators including complete lesson plans, oral histories, access to interactive installations, and curricula designed to support reading, writing, science, and social studies through the study of art.

Curriculum Connections 
Offering hands-on, student-centered workshops to regional school groups in support of state-mandated learning objectives in language arts, social sciences, and science

School Groups 
Introducing K-12 students to the role imagination plays in creative fiction and film, and the craft of music and storytelling, through interactive exhibitions that highlight American popular music and cultural history

Artists in Resonance 
Bringing professional guitarists and musicians to the region's middle and high schools, followed by reduced-price visits to EMP, and guitar tutorials.

Summer Camps
Offering kids and teens a variety of creative resources to enhance their skills, and expand their horizons in the areas of music, science fiction, and popular culture.

STAR (Students Training in Artistic Reach)
Providing youth ensembles and community groups with professional coaching to build the artistic skills necessary to perform onstage in a professional capacity.

The Soundboard
Offering teens a forum to discuss, promote, share, critique, and experience local music and other creative output with their peers.

Youth Advisory Board (YAB)
Inviting teens into the planning and decision-making processes for EMP programs, including Sound Off!, exhibit openings, summer camps, and much more.

Sound Off! 
Giving young artists an opportunity to showcase their work, connect to the larger music community, hone their skills, and perform live in EMP's renowned Sky Church.






$25 pays for five schoolchildren to visit EMP

$100 brings a class of 20 students to EMP

$150 covers the transportation for an entire class field trip to EMP

$500 allows two young people to attend a summer camp at EMP

$1000 provides professional coaching for four youth music ensembles at EMP

Give to the EMP Annual Fund, secure in the knowledge that your gift provides more young people with their first guitar lesson in Learning Labs, offers more teens the opportunity to write their first story in a Graphic Novel writing class, and offers the professional space for young bands to perform their first concert in front of a live audience.

Gifts of any amount are appreciated. Thank you for your commitment and generosity.


For questions concerning your EMP donation please contact Advancement@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-770-2773.