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Ways for Individuals to make an Impact

Elevate Ballet Arkansas's impact through strategic giving options that resonate with your philanthropic values:


Sponsorship Opportunities: Shape the cultural landscape by sponsoring season productions, special events, and supporting our talented artists and artistic staff. Your contribution not only enhances the arts but also grants you unique visibility within the community and state.


Multi-year Gifts: By making a multi-year investment in a program meaningful to you, you play a vital role in maintaining Ballet Arkansas as a cherished community asset.


Perpetual Funding: Create an enduring impact by contributing to the Ballet Arkansas Resiliency Fund, ensuring long-term support for Ballet Arkansas. Forge a lasting connection with the organization while fostering its stability.


Legacy Commitment: Consider including Ballet Arkansas in your legacy plans, leaving a meaningful gift for future generations. Your thoughtfulness enriches our legacy and makes a lasting impact.


Donation of Appreciated Stock and Bonds: Consider the power of non-cash donations. By contributing appreciated stock or bonds, you not only support Ballet Arkansas but also avoid capital gains tax, maximizing the value of your gift.


Donor Advised Funds (DAFs): Streamline your giving and create a lasting legacy with a Donor Advised Fund. Whether contributing now or planning for the future, DAFs offer immediate tax advantages and the flexibility to give on your terms.


IRA Charitable Rollover: If you're 70½ or older, transform your IRA distribution into an impactful donation. By directing funds directly to Ballet Arkansas, you not only fulfill required distributions but also enjoy tax benefits that enhance the effectiveness of your gift. You're entitled to donate up to $100,000 individually or $200,000 for married couples.


Your support fuels Ballet Arkansas's mission to deliver world-class programs, nurture exceptional talent, and enrich our community. Choose the avenue that resonates with you and be a driving force behind the arts' transformative power.

Sample Areas of Giving

Production & Event Sponsorship - Support the presentation of world-class performances and themed special events by funding repertory, costumes, sets, lighting, and performance venues.



Choreography Licensing and Staging

Live Music/Orchestra

Building of Sets and Costumes

Facility Rental Fees

Stage Crew Fees



Education & Outreach - Invest in educational programs for K-12 students such as lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, and interactive performances that expose students to the arts, foster self-discovery, improve wellbeing, and heighten scholastic performance. Support programs for adults and the aging population that enhance wellness, reduce stress, and improve quality of life.



Curriculum Development and Course Materials


Faculty Costs

Student Matinee Performances

The School of Ballet Arkansas & Community Cast Productions - Ensure Ballet Arkansas continues to provide exemplary dance education programs to a diverse student body of both recreational and semi-professional participants. Support productions that feature the use of community performers and provide opportunities for community engagement and diverse representation through the arts.



Student Scholarships

Guest Faculty

Dance Studio Materials and Maintenance

Costumes for Community Dancers


Operations  - Help attract and retain expert staff. Provide needed administrative resources to the organization and its staff. Support marketing and promotion of the organization's programming, building awareness of the organization's mission-driven initiatives.



Staff Salaries


Office Essentials

Facility Improvements

Billboards and Advertisements

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Season Sponsorships

Sponsoring Ballet Arkansas offers individuals and businesses opportunities to be acknowledged as champions of the arts. Sponsors connect with Ballet Arkansas's 50,000+ audience, gain budget-friendly marketing prospects, provide entertainment for friends/employees/clients, and access season-long exclusive benefits. Sponsorship benefits are meticulously designed to align with the distinct needs of each individual and business. Marketing initiatives are customizable and typically encompass extensive outreach through various media channels. 

45th Anniversary Season Productions and Special Events available for sponsorship:

Encore: Season Opening Reception

Live @ The Plaza

Wonderland: Alice's Epic Adventure

Down the Rabbit Hole Tea

45th Anniversary Nutcracker Spectacular with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Land of the Sweets Nutcracker Tea

Swan Lake 

Capital City Bash: 45th Anniversary Turning Pointe Gala 


Snow White 

2024 Summer Intensive Program 

To sponsor a production or special event, email Michael Fothergill, Executive and Artistic Director at to learn more and discuss your options.

Employer Matching Gifts

Double Your Impact with Employer Matching Gifts. Enhance your giving impact through employer matching gift programs that allow you to magnify your contributions. Numerous employers support such initiatives, matching charitable donations made by their staff. If your company participates, obtain a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign it, and include it with your gift to effectively maximize your generosity.


Lorraine Cranford Circle

Your contribution might make you eligible for membership in the Lorraine Cranford Circle, the Ballet's foremost philanthropic alliance. Members of the Lorraine Cranford Circle enjoy access to exclusive lectures by guest artists, as well as opportunities for travel and invitations to private receptions and special events. Additionally, Circle Members have the chance to connect with company dancers during intimate social gatherings, enhancing their engagement with the Ballet.

Donor Tiers

Lorraine Cranford Circle  $50,000 +

Founder's Circle  $25,000 +

Director's Circle  $15,000 +

Artist's Circle  $7,500 +

Principal  $2,500 +

Soloist  $1,000 +

Corps de Ballet Up to $999 


Ballet Arkansas offers comprehensive benefits to donors of all sizes and will work closely with you to identify the right package to suit your needs. Sample benefits may include:

  • Name or Logo recognition in digital, radio, and print media, including dedicated social media posts highlighting sponsor's goods and services

  • Recognition at performances and events, including pre-performance acknowledgement and on stage speaking opportunities Opportunities for creative branding featuring the dancers of Ballet Arkansas

  • Tickets to season performances to share with friends, employees, and clients

  • Special appearances at business and social functions by the dancers of Ballet Arkansas

  • Invitations to exclusive events

  • Travel Opportunities

  • Private full-evening performances

  • Behind the scenes access to in-studio and dress rehearsals

  • Meet Other Corporate Leaders: With a sponsorship of $5,000 or more, your company can serve on our Business Leadership Council

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