Spooky Student Showcase Fundraiser

DAI is a start-up non-profit and we need your help to give opportunities and hands-on experience producing art in many forms.

Fundraiser Status: $4000

Fundraising Goals: 

$4,000 gets a matching grant from MAC for the DeSoto Film Festival

$15,000 provides greater opportunities for young filmmakers



Something beautiful is happening in your community and we need your help! DeSoto Arts Institute is a 501c3 non-profit and your donations are tax-deductible! 

We are dreaming big, no doubt. But we believe great things are in the works. Tonight, we aim to raise $15,000 total with $4,000 of that matched by a Mississippi Arts Commission matching grant.

So the $4k + $4k match is earmarked for our 2nd Annual DeSoto film Festival to be held at Southpoint Church on April 22nd, 2021. The balance of our funds raised go to budgets for short films as well as improvements to our 5000 sf lease space inside the Southpoint Facilities. Inside this space are our studios, recording studio, and editing bays. 

Imagine a place where anyone can learn to write, act, shoot, and produce film. Imagine having access to a fully-equipped sound stage in your local community. Imagine a recording studio staffed with producers and engineers with decades of experience producing music legends. Imagine motion picture directors, cinematographers, and VFX supervisors teaching you and your children how to work in the industry while staying true to who you are.

Imagine what you could do to help. Now stop imagining and join us. Please consider a one-time donation or a monthly donation.

DAI PREMIERES: Spooky Student Showcase Fundraiser

Join us for an hour-long special fundraising Live event. Featuring the premiere of two original DAI student short films, Tickle Monster and Noodleman as well as other silly and spooky fun.

DAI is raising money for several DeSoto Arts Institute programs including the Desoto Film Festival taking place in April 2021. The fundraiser event launches on Friday October 30, 2020 at 7pm and will stay open until November 15th. Don’t miss this exciting night of spooky student shorts, interviews, comics, talk show guests, and more.

Visit the event page on Facebook and click going to get notifications as the event nears.

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ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE and sent directly to DAI!  Now click that button!!!

Consider Donating on a Regular Basis with These Great Programs

Amazon Smile

If you already shop on Amazon, you can make a small donation to DAI every time you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you can select the Desoto Arts Institute as the charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. It will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. You may also want to add a bookmark to make it easy to return, as donations will only be made if your shopping is done at smile.amazon.com.

Kroger Community Rewards

You can register for your free Kroger Plus Card online at Kroger.com/communityrewards, by clicking on Enroll. You can then search for the Desoto Arts Institute for the non-profit you would like to give to, and link your Kroger Plus Card. Every time you shop for groceries and scan your card, we will receive a small rebate based on your total purchases. This is at no additional cost to you.

Film Festival Sponsorship

Business Sponsors can support DAI with recurring donations, DeSoto Film Festival Program Ads, and more.