For five years, LUMA has presented a cutting edge arts, tech and storytelling festival in the small city of Binghamton, NY.
Now, artists and innovators come from all over the world to practice their craft before an audience of 50,000.
But LUMA's future is in doubt.
In early 2020, we realized that COVID might make LUMA’s street festival impossible.
Rather than cancel, we chose to put our artists, technicians and staff to work--to give the community something to look forward to: an online festival with 5 major features.
A few weeks ago, the big shocker came: a few backers who had announced their support told us COVID made following through impossible.
That means we’ve got half-finished work, commitments to sponsors, and artists to pay.
For LUMA to remain viable into 2021, we need to scale back our plans and raise $100,000 total.
For now, we need YOUR support to raise $40,000 on GoFundMe by August 10th.
You’ll be helping to finish two projects in 2020:
Miranda transports us to a dystopian future where class disparity has reached epic proportions and our criminal justice system is a twisted parody of the very idea. A wealthy socialite has died, three suspects’ lives are on the line, and the Internet will decide their fate.
Miranda is a cutting-edge collaboration with Tri-Cities Opera by Kamala Sankaram. Experience it in full VR, on a desktop app, or stream it live on YouTube. Learn more.
THE LUMA 365 MOBILE APP
Enjoy LUMA whenever it works for you--on a stress-free walking tour of Downtown Binghamton. Let the interactive map guide you to the closest site from a previous year’s LUMA. Then just hold your smartphone camera to a building facade and watch it transform in spectacular fashion.
LUMA 365 will allow you to watch 10 animated features from LUMA’s storied past.
Ready to help us out? Please donate now.
Your donation will fund LUMA Arts Initative Inc, a federally recognized 501(c)(3).