Keep Bonk Alive

Membership and Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Member!

The Bonk Festival of New Music has developed into a significant international forum for contemporary classical music. The festival strives to generate greater public awareness of experimental music beyond current trends, and to encourage collaboration among local and guest artists from around the world to help make the Tampa Bay community an internationally-recognized center for musical experimentation.

Bonk has always relied on the generosity of our artists, volunteers, supporters and sponsors to make ends meet. This year, we are confronted with new limitations on concert revenue as well as the effects of severe state budget cuts in the arts. In these difficult times, we need your help more than ever. The cost in time and money of merely producing the festival each year is increasing, and we are trying to take significant steps toward better compensation of our artists and part-time staff, without whom there simply would be no festival at all.

If you value the opportunity to hear unusual, often groundbreaking live music, please consider becoming a member of Bonk. Among other benefits, your contribution will help us to:

  • match grant funds from Hillsborough County and the State of Florida, and to make up the difference in actual and expected funding after the recent round of state budget cuts,
  • secure and retain the best available local and international specialists in contemporary music performance,
  • draw larger audiences through more effective and efficient promotion, and
  • pay our part-time staff to assume greater responsibilities so that the 2004 Bonk Festival can be more intriguing and enjoyable than ever!

Every donation is important, of whatever size, and since Bonk is a 501(c)3 organization your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can choose from three membership levels below or send a contribution of any size, and choose an installment option if you prefer.

Click here for a membership form to print and fill out, or include the following information on a sheet of paper:

Name (first and last as you would like for it to appear in a program booklet)
Full Mailing Address
Telephone (specify home/work or both)
Fax and/or Email (as applicable)
Employer (if your employer offers a matching gift program)
Payment in full or Installments (monthly/quarterly)

Mail the printed form or your handwritten information, with your check, made out to:

Bonk, Inc.
407 W. Frances Ave.
Tampa FL 33602

Membership Level or Amount of Donation:

Friend of Bonk$25 and upreceive the Bonk newsletter and festival updates
Bonk Ally$100 and upreceive 2 Bonk T-shirts the Bonk newsletter and festival updates
Bonkefactor$500 and upreceive a full pack (7) of Bonk CDs, invitation to special events/receptions, plus Bonk newsletter and festival updates

Thanks for your support of the Bonk Festival mission!

A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA (800-435-7352) toll-free within the state of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.