The FundRaise the Dead Auction

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The FundRaise the Dead Project is a Philanthropic Undertaking by the Holy Bones community to benefit the Ypsilanti Performance Space, Inc.

The Ypsilanti Performance Space, Inc. (a.k.a. The YPSI) is the generous host of the Holy Bones Festival.  This former church is being restored and repurposed to a community event space and concert hall. Renovations are still underway, but the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted future plans. Here’s where you come in!

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Helping to breathe life into a former church in Downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan.

In April 2018, renovations began on the former First Congregational United Church of Christ. Our vision to create a welcoming music, wedding and cultural space was underway. The Ypsilanti Performance Space (The YPSI) is a forthcoming center for celebration and revelry. Upon completion, the building will boast nearly 20,000 square feet of semi-flexible space and offer high-quality performances, enriching programs and a non-denominational wedding ceremony and reception hall. Everyone is welcome at The YPSI and we hope you will join us when we open our doors. The YPSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and flourishes with your generosity.

    The Ypsilanti
    Performance Space, Inc.

    218 N. Adams Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Phone: (734) 252-YPSI (9774)
    Email: info@ypsi.org

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    The FundRaise the Dead Auction
    The Fundraise the Dead Collection features auction items, donated artwork from local artists, and a curated selection of public domain works, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to The YPSI.

    There’s still time to join our army of artists!

    All participating artists are awarded the following perks:

    • A Holy Bones FundRaise the Dead Certificate and SWAG/Thank You Kit (Mailed)
    • Shoppe” Level Vendorship to the Holy Bones Phantom Festival Marketplace for 12 Months (a $133.33 value)
    • Digital Recognition on HolyBones.net, Facebook, Instagram, and in any FundRaise the Dead videos featuring your work.

    At Holy Bones, we respect and support our community and want to represent our city’s talented, diverse culture in everything we do. With the nature of this project, we respect that there is a risk of accidental cultural appropriation. We ask that all artists submitting put forth work that is true to their own personal culture, and that work intended to resemble sugar skulls only be submitted by artists who identify with them from their own history and experience. 

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    Upon submission, give the page 10-15 seconds to refresh then redirect before throwing your computer across the room. You will be sent to a “Success page” when the form is fully processed.  If you are having issues, please contact us and we will record your interest manually!

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    What is Holy Bones All About?

    Our mission is to craft an immersive experience for creative souls from all walks of life, death, and everything in between. 

    A digital marketplace for local artisans, makers, and curators to sell their wares.
    An annual festival in Ypsilanti, MI, held in October each year, featuring local artisans, performers, food, and more.
    A creative community where artists and performers can learn, engage and share their craft.

    Helping to breathe life into a former church in Downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan.

    In April 2018, renovations began on the former First Congregational United Church of Christ. Our vision to create a welcoming music, wedding and cultural space was underway. The Ypsilanti Performance Space (The YPSI) is a forthcoming center for celebration and revelry. Upon completion, the building will boast nearly 20,000 square feet of semi-flexible space and offer high-quality performances, enriching programs and a non-denominational wedding ceremony and reception hall. Everyone is welcome at The YPSI and we hope you will join us when we open our doors. The YPSI is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and flourishes with your generosity.

      The Ypsilanti
      Performance Space, Inc.

      218 N. Adams Street
      Ypsilanti, MI 48197

      Phone: (734) 252-YPSI (9774)
      Email: info@ypsi.org