Angry, Young & Poor:
building community since 2001
Angry, Young & Poor (AYP) is a free summer festival that was created in 2001 to fight apathy & promote the local scene of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Disorganizers of AYP have volunteered thousands of hours to promote positive, alternative lifestyles while to supporting local musicians & artists. THEN, in their spare time, The Disorganizers volunteer heavily within the community... because we love our town & want to see it become everything it has the potential to be.
To keep AYP as a free event The Disorganizers fundraise by hosting original events that spotlight local talent: David Bowie, Twin Peaks, apocalypse & Fear & Loathing themed Proms, all-ages raves & arcade nights, burlesques, theatre, singer/songwriter showcases, a Dr. Who Informal: these events cover the costs for insurance, equipment, merchandise & the other sundry costs associated with an all-day festival. Any remaining funds are donated to area non-profits: local community associations, homeless youth programs, educational non-profits & health centers.
AYP is an iconoclast and by any other name would smell as sweet. We work hard to encourage individuality, leadership & community action while promoting the people who make Fairbanks such a artistic oasis.
We could not maintain what we do without the help of people with similar ideals & loves… it really does take a village.
What We Need & What You Get
It costs a lot of money to make a festival:
- Original art & locally printed, eco-friendly festival t-shirts: $1,000+
- Event insurance: $300
- Sound equipment rental: $500+
- Stage material: $200
Any amount of money we can raise towards these goals will deeply impact the awesomeness of AYP 2013 & the amount we can give back in to the community.
However, we’ve got some fabulous perks for your donations: AYP bumper stickers, handwritten thank-you cards, personally crafted pins, 2013 t-shirts & more!
Plus, there's the reward of ceaseless badassery: GLORY!
Other Ways You Can Help
Money’s tight all over & we can dig that fact, but there are plenty of ways to lend a hand so AYP can meet its goals: help us make some racket about our cause! Word of mouth is The Best tool we have… spread the word far & wide.
ROCK OVER FAIRBANKS!