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CONTRIBUTE

At Ajkun Ballet Theatre, we understand you have a choice.
In a time of recession, when many causes seem more relevant, we strongly believe that contributing to the Arts, Dance in particular, is extremely significant.
Please read below 
Why Your Contribution is Needed. We encourage you to act in the present to promote a bright future and to maintain balance in the world.

Supporters perform a crucial role in sustaining the artistic stature of AjkunBT.
Because the cost of producing world-class performances far exceed ticket sales, AjkunBT depends upon sponsors' income to provide approximately half of the annual operating costs. Generous contributors have helped to make AjkunBT a highly regarded dance organization, offering a Performance Season, Educational Programs, and a Fund to local and international communities.

Key Programs that need your support:
With your support, we can continue our mission to open the avenues of understanding through the Arts, to create a wide range of job opportunities, to nurture the talent of young artists and to advance both artistic creativity and the science of teaching.
All resources are welcome, and we encourage you to give at the support level that fits your means.

The Dollar Tree (donation in any amount)
Support Ajkun Ballet Theatre with any dollar amount. It is that simple: just mail us what you can and we will make good use of it.
Please see below how you can send your contribution. Thank You!

A Ticket to Dream (starting at $30)
Reach out to the Community and provide free tickets to our performances for disadvantaged Children, Senior Citizens and Adults or offer a performance in Public Schools and Hospitals. Read More

Dancer’s Ring (starting at $75)
Honor your favorite Dancer, pay a tribute to the Youth in your own Country or let New Creations soar and Name our Performances to honor or remember Someone Special in your life. Read More

AjkunBT Fund (starting at $500)
Enhance Worldwide Friendship, Tourism and Quality of Life through Educational Funding for Dancers and Producing and Presenting Support for Choreographers outside of our Roster. Read More

Gold Circle (starting at $1,300)
Let it be Dance to draw more people to discover your favorite Museum or Historical Site. Complement your Special Event with a performance by the AjkunBT Artists. Read More

Platinum Circle (starting at $50,000)
Behind every Creation there is always a Star. Be our Luminary by offsetting costs of conceiving and creating a large-scale production and to hold national and international residencies. Read More

Corporate
Please contact us to explore how sponsoring Ajkun Ballet Theatre could boost your business.

In-Kind Donations
Please contact us to provide Goods or Services to our Company, Artists, Personnel or Audiences.

Contributions are accepted
Mail a check payable to Ajkun Ballet Theatre, 193 Cross Street, NY | NY 10464-1225 | USA

Transfer funds from your bank or use your debit/credit card by

Please do not forget to indicate your name, the program you are donating to, and to provide us with an electronic or postal address where you would like us to send your receipt. Please let us know if you wish your gift to remain confidential.

Why your Contribution is needed:

Art helps Learning. The Lab at Harvard was recently established to "break down boundaries between the arts and sciences to accelerate learning". The University of New Mexico, the Art Sci Center at UCLA, the Swiss Artist-in-Labs, and many prominent Scientists think the same. Students involved in the Arts are less likely to drop out of School and more likely to excel academically. Ajkun Ballet Theatre provides a learning methodology based on science, available throughout the Public School system, in our tuition-free programs for Children of the community, and significant financial support for Professionally Oriented Dancers and Dance Teachers attending our programs.

 

Art saves Lives. Watching a performance is proven to reduce stress, and sharing a passion is the perfect tool for fighting metropolitan isolation. Dance Exercise promotes health and well being, and Dance Training is an extremely powerful anti-bully tool. Pursuing a Dance career has helped thousands to see diversity as an enrichment to our society, and to fight temptations associated with underprivileged living. Ajkun Ballet Theatre’s Performance Season balances Traditional and Contemporary Repertory offered in glamorous venues and underserved communities alike. We strive to produce ballets bridging the generational gap, stimulating intellectual curiosity and reflecting on social topics. The AjkunBT Fund’s grant programs are vital to many, on a national and international scale.

Dance builds a Better World. Education in the Arts is an effective way to reduce cross-cultural hate, and build mutual understanding amongst People from different backgrounds. Dance is a non-verbal communication tool that overcomes language barriers. Traveling and performing impact audiences and artists alike in a meaningful way and create lasting friendships. Our Programs have engaged thousands of Dancers and Dance Educators from 96 Countries. The Ajkun Ballet Theatre annually tours Australia, Europe and the United States and our Artistic Staff travels to Canada, South and Central America and Asia to select new Talent. We pride ourselves to call Ajkun Ballet Theatre a family extended across borders, beliefs and cultural backgrounds.

Dance Produces Jobs. Not only the Artists depend on your contribution, but Administrators, Educators, Theater and Studio Crews, Costume/Scenery/Lighting/Sound Personnel, along with the Media and Marketing People benefit from your support in their Jobs created by Dance. The young generation is particularly at risk, as is your money invested in Performing Arts' Public Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, think about how investing a dollar can make a difference for your business. Ajkun Ballet Theatre‘s philosophy on jobs is realistic. The cost of Dance Education shall reflect the actual industry wages, and no Talent should be left behind because of finances. While we feel Dance Education should be accessible to all, proper orientation for professional careers needs to be a moral responsibility, as should working etiquette and financial stability for the professionals. In exchange, we create a higher standard and reasonable expectations.

Art Returns Billions of Dollars to the Local, State and Federal Governments. From choreography and music rights to the manufactory of Dancewear and Shoes, passing by the Multi Million Dollars Dance School Business, down to the wealth that Dance Students traveling from all over the World bring to the United States, Dance pays some bills. Sustaining the artistic stature of our Country's organizations will likely cut some dollars off your taxes. Everyone benefits from the Arts. Yet, public funds are scarcely invested in the Arts. Out of the 3.6 trillions of Federal Spending (source: CBPP, 2012) our main investment was on defense and security. Prevention, Catharsis, Education, Collaboration… anyone? Never thought of investing in the Arts?
Please do it now and tell us how we can help connect you with others:

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