Arts Commons is a not-for-profit organization and a federally registered charity that is transforming community through the power of art. Ticket sales, venue rentals, and other income only cover 65% of the annual $12M operating budget of Arts Commons, leaving a $4.1M fundraising gap. You can help us sustain, enrich, and grow our artistic programming and arts education curriculum by making a tax-deductible donation.
Arts Commons – Committed to Our Mission. Committed to You.
Our mission at Arts Commons is to bring the arts...to life. Our commitment, however, is also to the health and well-being of our community. On March 13, 2020, we made the necessary decision to suspend all performance activity for the duration of the 2019-20 Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes cancelling all remaining events for Founders Circle and Explorers Circle members. The disappointment our patrons and donors feel is shared by us and we look forward to inviting our you back to Arts Commons once that becomes possible.
As we work on ways to continue to bring the arts to the lives of our patrons, donors, and sponsors in this new environment, as well as support our artists, staff, and resident companies, we are also faced with a $3.2M loss to our revenues for this fiscal year.
As of April 6, 2020, we converted over $20K in possible ticket refunds into donations. This is an enormous help to us and the community that we serve. Learn more about how we are supporting the community.
How You Can Help:
This season, Arts Commons must fundraise 4.1 million from private and public sectors. With no shows to sell tickets to and no spaces open to rent, our sustainability is our immediate challenge. If you would like to help us ensure that the arts remain a strong presence in our community, please consider donating today.
We are beyond grateful to our patrons, community members, donors, and sponsors, including our Founders Circle and Explorers Circle members for their ongoing support. Thank you for being a part of our community. Thank you for understanding the role that the arts play in creating and maintaining a vibrant, joyful, and liveable city. And thank you for standing with us as we work together to come out of this intact and look to a future that includes our vision – a creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts.