Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association invites you to join us as we continue our efforts to bring art to the people and people to the arts of our community. Because of the ever-increasing financial stress on arts programs of all kinds, maintaining a dance academy and attracting professional performing arts ot our area is a complex and challenging task and we need your assistance to ensure that we not only provide outstanding performances but that we support our YouthReach Program as well.
Who contributes to FDPA?
FDPA is funded by the Gladys E. Langroise Advised Fund in the Idaho Community Foundation, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, the Latah County Community Foundation, the Myron Schreck Family Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the U.S. Bancorp Foundation, the Washington State Arts Commission, and the Western States Arts Federation, in addition to other community organizations. While these are some impressive groups, the funding we receive does not allow us to do all that we do. We must get additional funding from individuals to continue to survive.
Why should you gift to Festival Dance?
Some of the best things in life aren't free, and this includes the arts! We barely break even financially, even with the grants that we are awarded. The arts all across the nation are struggling to make ends meet. FDPA struggles to pay rents, salaries, artist fees, theatre and technical costs, publicity, insurance, printing, etc., while still keeping ticket prices for those events and class fees affordable and offering free arts programs to all the schools in the region. Each year we turn to people like you who care about the arts, our youth, and the quality of life to help us cover the income gap with your generous donations.
If you believe that performing arts are important and vital to enhancing the quality of life of residents in our region, please send us your generous contributions. In order to achieve our fund-raising goal this year, it is imperative that our supporters step forward with vigor.
We appreciate you and your support!
Festival Dance strives to provide excellent dance education to those interested in learning the discipline of dance. We have small class sizes, professional teachers, and place emphasis on technique and safety. Our dance students are some of the most confident, happiest, well-trained dancers you will find.
We have a few families that are struggling to pay tuition for their young dancer due to economic downturn, loss of job, or family illness. If you are interested in our Adopt-a-Dancer Program, please give us a call. We will confidentially discuss the options with you. In some cases, the recipient family and/or the donor will choose to remain anonymous, in other cases, the family may wish to know the donor. We will carefully and professionally work out the specifics for all parties involved. Help a dancer continue their education by adopting a dancer for as little as $35 per month. You can make a huge difference in the life of a dancer!
Festival Dance and Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to bring art to the people and people to the arts. We have been achieving this mission since 1972 and have a long history of success in our area. This success is due in large part to our dedicated volunteers.
Festival Dance is always in need of colunteers. We will be happy to find a perfect fit for your talent or skill.
There is a great need for support in the following areas:
- Costume Design
- Graphic artists
- Hair & Make-up Design
- Public Relations
- Set building
- Set and floor moving
- Stage Crew
- Venue donation
A very special thank you to all of our sponsors, who help make what we do at Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association possible!
- Ed and Beatriz Schweitzer