Support Ballet.Tucson

Ballet Tucson is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

          

 

Giving Levels

Individual Donor Levels and Gifts

It takes more than great dancers to make a great dance company.  It takes a community with the dedication and passion to support it.  That is why your contribution is so important.  Your donation helps ensure the fiscal stability that sustains the artistic, educational, and outreach activities of Ballet Tucson.  With your help, we can continue our tradition of providing artistry and performances of the highest quality.  Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  We have donor levels to fit every budget and lifestyle.  You can also increase the value of your donation if your company matches the charitable gifts of its employees.  Please check with your employer’s public relations or human resources office.

You can make a difference – thank you for your support!

Donor Categories:

  • Platinum Sponsor ($10,000+)
  • Gold Sponsor ($5,000 – $9,999)
  • Silver Sponsor ($2,500 – $4,999)
  • Diva ($1,500 – $2,499)
  • Prima Ballerina ($500 – $1,499)
  • Principal ($250 – $499)
  • Soloist ($100 – $249)
  • Corps de Ballet (under $100)

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Our local business community is a valued partner in Ballet Tucson’s artistic, education, and outreach activities. A corporate contribution to Ballet Tucson is an investment in the cultural life of Southern Arizona residents and visitors as well as a commitment to our vibrant arts community. By supporting Ballet Tucson, your company will connect to a desirable, local audience in a meaningful way. You will also receive valuable benefits listed, prominent recognition, and valuable opportunities to partner with us on cross-promotional campaigns to highlight your company’s products or services.

Sponsorship Categories:

Commission an Original Ballet ($30,000–$50,000)  learn more

  • Engage with Ballet Tucson at the highest level and leave your permanent mark on the dance community. An original work to be created by a nationally recognized choreographer, either a guest artist or member of the Ballet Tucson artistic staff.
  • The sponsor will be credited as having commissioned the piece for as long as it is performed by Ballet Tucson (or other companies) either in Tucson or on tour.
  • The sponsor will be mentioned in all press releases and publications as having sponsored the work, including a quote from the sponsor as to why the sponsor chose to support Ballet Tucson in such a fashion.
  • Media opportunities including branding your company as a creative force for the arts in Arizona.
  • Invitation to attend rehearsals and dress rehearsal to see the creative process in person.*
  • Will also be credited as a Season Sponsor and receive all applicable benefits therein.
  • Sponsorship dollars are tax deductible.

Corporate Season Sponsor ($25,000) Capped at 4 season sponsors a year  learn more

  • Season runs October to May, providing maximum activation amongst our key demographic: Educated, high-income, both family and senior aged audience members and potential customers.**
  • Recognition in opening remarks before each performance of Ballet Tucson as a Season Sponsor and leader in supporting the arts in Tucson.
  • A full page, full color advertisement of prominence in Ballet Tucson’s season program booklet that reaches over 15,000. Most of our audience takes the Playbill with them, creating a lasting impression.
  • Special recognition as a Corporate Season Sponsor on poster in the lobby, including the company logo, during the season.
  • Acknowledged as a dancer sponsor with your logo placed next to a dancer’s photograph in the season playbill distributed at every Ballet Tucson performance.
  • Prominent logo placement and recognition as a Corporate Season Sponsor in applicable advertisements for Ballet Tucson performances. Total local impressions: 500,000+ ***
  • Prominent logo placement on Ballet Tucson’s eye-catching advertising posters (16” X 22” in full color) – 400 distributed throughout Tucson to announce season performances.
  • Prominent logo placement on beautifully designed direct mailer cards (5” X 8”, in full color) – 10,000 distributed to an exclusive list of ballet and arts audience members to announce each season performance; and 30,000 inserted into local print media.
  • 20 complimentary tickets to be used at any Ballet Tucson season performance. (excluding Gala)
  • Table for 8 to Ballet Tucson’s annual Sugar Plum Tea event.
  • Table for 8 to Ballet Tucson’s annual Spring Fundraiser.
  • Invitation to the annual Appreciation Day for major donors and sponsors: includes a reception and chance to go behind the scenes to see the dancers in a rehearsal.
  • A special Promo Code for your customers to get 15% off ballet ticket purchases.
  • Sponsorship dollars are tax deductible.

Corporate Program or Event Sponsor ($8,000–$15,000) Capped at 4 show sponsors a year learn more

  • Season runs October to May, providing maximum activation amongst our key demographic: Educated, high-income, both family and senior aged audience members and potential customers.**
  • Recognition in opening remarks before each performance of Ballet Tucson as a Season Sponsor and leader in supporting the arts in Tucson.
  • A full page, full color advertisement of prominence in Ballet Tucson’s season program booklet that reaches over 15,000. Most of our audience takes the Playbill with them, creating a lasting impression.
  • Special recognition as a Corporate Season Sponsor on poster in the lobby, including the company logo, during the season.
  • Acknowledged as a dancer sponsor with your logo placed next to a dancer’s photograph in the season playbill distributed at every Ballet Tucson performance.
  • Logo placement on Ballet Tucson’s eye-catching advertising posters (16” X 22” in full color) – 400 distributed throughout Tucson to announce season performances.
  • Logo placement on beautifully designed direct mailer cards (5” X 8”, in full color) – 10,000 distributed to an exclusive list of ballet and arts audience members to announce each season performance; and 30,000 inserted into local print media.
  • 10 complimentary tickets to be used at any Ballet Tucson season performance. (excluding Gala)
  • Table for 8 to Ballet Tucson’s annual Sugar Plum Tea event.
  • Table for 8 to Ballet Tucson’s annual Spring Fundraiser.
  • Invitation to the annual Appreciation Day for major donors and sponsors: includes a reception and chance to go behind the scenes to see the dancers in a rehearsal.
  • A special Promo Code for your customers to get 10% off ballet ticket purchases.
  • Sponsorship dollars are tax deductible.

Dancer Sponsorship ($3,000–$8,000)  learn more

  • Season runs October to May, providing maximum activation amongst our key demographic: Educated, high-income, both family and senior aged audience members and potential customers.**
  • A half page, full color advertisement in Ballet Tucson’s season program booklet that reaches over 15,000. Most of our audience takes the Playbill with them, creating a lasting impression.
  • Acknowledged as a dancer sponsor with your logo placed next to a dancer’s photograph in the season playbill distributed at every Ballet Tucson performance.
  • Logo placement on Ballet Tucson’s eye-catching advertising posters (16” X 22” in full color) – 400 distributed throughout Tucson to announce season performances.
  • 5 complimentary tickets to be used at any Ballet Tucson season performance. (excluding Gala)
  • 5 tickets to Ballet Tucson’s annual Sugar Plum Tea event.
  • 5 tickets to Ballet Tucson’s annual Spring Fundraiser event.
  • Invitation to the annual Appreciation Day for major donors and sponsors: includes a reception and chance to go behind the scenes to see the dancers in a rehearsal.
  • Sponsorship dollars are tax deductible.

Playbill Advertising  learn more

Our playbill is handed out to thousands of audience members at our performances and is also posted on our website. Please download the order form to place your ad!

*All choreography and composition of the final piece resides with Ballet Tucson, its choreographers, and artistic staff. The sponsor will in no way be allowed to influence artistic decisions or the process of creating the piece. While the sponsor will be listed as having commissioned the piece in perpetuity, the finished piece will be the original work of Ballet Tucson, which will retain copyright and ownership.

**Dance/Ballet supporter demographics in Tucson market:  67% Women, 33% Men; 85% college educated; 49% Married; Median Age 40.9 yrs; Median HH Income $46,783 (significantly higher than Tucson median income).  Sampled: 2003.

***Typical season advertising purchases include full-page ads, half-page ads, postcard inserts, television 30-second, e-blasts, and digital banner ads. Placement typically includes New York Times (local), Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Lifestyle, Tucson Weekly, Edible Baja Arizona, Desert Leaf, KVOA, KOLD. Logo placements are not guaranteed on all ads. Certain media organizations exercise more stringent control than others and space may be limited.

To inquire about making a donation or a corporate sponsorship, contact:
Thomas Gilliam
Company Manager
ballettucson@aol.com
520-903-1445

Esprit de Corps

Volunteers are an integral part of Ballet Tucson’s success. They are men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and interests with a common commitment to support Ballet Tucson. Our dedicated volunteers assist in numerous capacities including ushering, backstage help, wardrobe support, sewing and craft guild, boutique sales, and special events. Opportunities abound for those willing to share their time and talents. It’s a great way to meet other dance lovers, have fun, and become a valuable partner of Ballet Tucson. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities through Ballet Tucson’s Esprit de Corps, please contact:

Ballet Tucson: (520) 903-1445
Email:   ballettucson@aol.com