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You Are Part of the Art!

And you’re about to make a difference in the lives of children, change the outlook of schools, and energize your local community.

Des Moines and Central Iowa are growing rapidly, our neighborhoods and our networks are changing, but the need for arts and culture at the center of our community is more important than ever.

Broadway shows are super popular but ticket sales cover only 75% of our community’s arts and culture need. Supporters like you help get us across the finish line with your generous support.

Without you, Iowa would not have a Dance, Family, or Applause Series. We would not have in-school arts education or much needed teacher professional development in the arts. The Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards wouldn’t exist.

Would you help make performances and arts education available to a generation of young Iowans? Your contribution – at any level—will help make this possible. 

Supporter ($75 / $6.25 per month)

  • Ability to designate funding to any Des Moines Performing Arts programs
  • Receive priority access to tickets before the general public when permitted by the show and based on their level of giving. Notification will be sent via email. Des Moines Performing Arts cannot guarantee that all productions will have a priority access opportunity.

Sponsor ($150 / $12.50 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide access for a classroom of 25 students to attend Applause Series school matinees (57,000+ students served annually)
  • Priority registration for summer camps for your children and grandchildren

Associate ($300 / $25 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide an in-school artist residency for one classroom (5 workshop sessions connected to core education standards)

Builder ($600 / $50 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide two full scholarships for Summer Camps at Des Moines Performing Arts, providing access for families in need 
  • Recognition in Centerstage program, distributed at all performances of the Willis Broadway Series to more than 150,000 patrons annually

Patron ($1,250 / $105 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus:

  • Provide access for 155 students to attend Applause Series school matinees (57,000+ students served annually).
  • Access to Patron Circle Lounge for donor and ticketed guests, which features complimentary full bar service, light hors d’oeuvres, coat check, and private restrooms; prior to each performance and intermission
  • Access to best-of-house seats; exclusively available for Patron-level donors (based on availability)
  • Patron Concierge Telephone Line for personalized assistance with exchanges and purchases

Founder ($3,000 / $250 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus: 

  • Provide the full support needed for one school’s involvement in Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards
  • Invitations to private company parties for you and a guest with cast meet-and-greet opportunities
  • Access to Founder Concierge Telephone Line with waived telephone fees for personalized assistance with exchanges and purchases

Benefactor ($6,000 / $500 per month)
All lower level benefits, plus: 

  • Support special project and initiatives around touring shows, such as a dedicated autism-friendly performance or an in-depth project with at-risk youth
  • Invitation to join the President/CEO on trips to New York and London to experience Broadway and theater productions as well as behind-the-scenes access to some of the most acclaimed performances

Your tax-deductible annual contribution plays an important role in the continued success of Des Moines Performing Arts performances and arts education initiatives while giving you more ways to experience it all.

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Des Moines Performing Arts
aspires to be a national leader in presenting the performing arts by engaging the Midwest in world-class entertainment, education, and cultural activities.
  • Des Moines Performing
    Arts Partnerships:
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporation presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states. It is the presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is the performing home of many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. Events, dates, times, performers and prices subject to change without notice.
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