About The Advent Project

Calendar FAQs

When can I purchase a key to the calendar?

Right now! Right here!

Okay, but what does it look like?

It looks a little different every year, because every piece of art is new! But in past years, some of it has looked like this:

Your donation will get you a key to 24 days of brand-new multimedia art, which you will access through this site. Starting December 1st, a new piece of art will appear each day through the 24th. Purchase a key at any point to get access to that day and all the previous days’ work.

Can I enjoy this with my kids?

Most of the artwork in the calendar is appropriate for all ages, if not necessarily angled towards them. We try to mark any clear exceptions with equally clear content warnings. But we do still recommend you check out each day’s art ahead of time, because you know your children very well and we most likely have never met them.

Will the calendar work on my phone/tablet/weird old browser?

The Advent Project works for sure on the most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge, as well as current Safari on iPhone and Chrome on Android. It probably works other places too! But we can’t guarantee that—we’re not in charge of the internet.

Is the calendar centered on Christian themes?

We borrowed the Advent in our name from the religious tradition, as it marks the time of year (and format!) that shaped the project. The Advent Project itself isn’t associated with any one religion or holiday practice, though. Our artists come from a variety of backgrounds, and create art that reflects that.

What if I want to help in some other way?

You can help by promoting The Advent Project to your friends and acquaintances! But we’d also be delighted to hear from you if you have other ideas or support you want to offer, or if you are a fancy journalist who also is nice. Shoot us an email at info@adventproject.org, or find us on Instagram or Twitter.

Purchasing FAQs

How much does it cost?

We require just a $5 donation for 24 days of content—but if you are moved by the spirit of whatever holiday you may or may not be celebrating, we’d encourage you to donate more.

How does payment work?

All payments are processed through Stripe. You can pay using a credit card, or Apple Pay if you have an iPhone or Mac. After choosing how many keys you’d like and any additional donation you’re willing to give, you’ll be redirected to Stripe to securely complete your purchase.

What if I have concerns about the cost?

If the $5 is needed elsewhere in your life, or you’re unable to pay with a credit card, or you work with a group whose members might benefit from free keys to the calendar, please email us at info@adventproject.org. No one will be excluded from the calendar by circumstances.

Where does my money go?

100% of the proceeds from this year’s calendar go to Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and their work towards climate justice. All artists and organizers are donating their time to this cause.

Is this tax-deductible?

Yes! Because Grassroots Global Justice Alliance is a non-profit organization, your purchase and any additional donation are both tax-deductible.

Can I purchase this as a gift for someone else?

Sure! We may be biased, but we think this makes a great gift. You can purchase additional calendar keys here. Each gift recipient will receive their key automatically via email.

General FAQs

Where did The Advent Project come from?

We created it in 2019 because we like a lot of different things and a lot of different artists and we wanted something nice to open together in December, a time that can be magical for some of us and difficult for others, even in years that weren’t like this year. And we found that many artists were like us, that they wanted to donate their poems and films and stop-motion and puzzles and songs and jokes to raise money for a good cause and help all of us feel a little less alone.

Who made this site?

Claire DapkiewiczProducer, Artwork Editor
Austin HellerProducer, Designer, Developer
Jessy Lauren SmithProducer, Artwork Editor
Kasey WaasProducer, Artwork Editor
Jonathan BaudeArtwork Editor
Pamela HuberArtwork Editor
Rose LewisArtwork Editor
Gretchen NeidhardtArtwork Editor
Tim JacquesDesigner
Emily SanfordDesigner
Betsy OchoaIllustrator

Other questions?

Contact us at info@adventproject.org.