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AATE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your fully tax-deductible contribution helps us to enhance programming and services that further our mission to connect and inspire theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts. There are several ways your contribution can support AATE. Please consider one or more of the following.
Give to the Future of Theatre and
Education This Holiday Season
dramatic arts teach young people skills that improve their results in the core
curriculum and enhance their ability to navigate the challenges of life,
including the ability to think critically, be better problem solvers, and adapt
to changing job markets. High school
students who take arts classes have higher math and verbal SAT scores than
students who take no arts classes. And 93% of Americans believe that the arts
are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children (National Assembly
of State Arts Agencies).
AATE needs your help
to provide a platform where:
and youth can collaborate in creating powerful messages through plays written
and performed together
is neutralized by teaching both the victim and the bully how to create positive
messages through mutual understanding
research proves the life-long benefits of the theatre arts in developing
creative, innovative, and visionary adults
These difficult financial times are
particularly trying on the arts.
deficits, federal, state, and city government entities cut arts funding first. The
U.S. House of Representatives proposed cutting $14 million in funding to the
National Endowment for the Arts in 2013, which has already suffered $20 million
in cuts over the past two years. Americans for the Arts recently released the Arts and Economic Prosperity IV study, which provides overwhelming proof that the nonprofit arts
industry generates $135.2 billion in economic activity every year and supports
4.13 million full-time equivalent jobs annually. And yet, the cuts continue. In
addition to government budget cuts, private foundations have less to give and
more organizations are appealing to them than ever before.
Support from private
individuals is absolutely necessary to the very survival of the arts.
needs your support to keep theatre in our schools and our communities. AATE relies on the charitable contributions
of people (members/donors) like you to continue our participation in setting
K-12 core arts standards—ensuring the inclusion of arts education in a balanced
year marks AATE’s 25th anniversary.
No matter how great or how small, we need your financial support to be
there for the next 25 years. Make a gift
to better youth theatre. Make a gift to
advance your chosen profession. Make a gift to ensure theatre continues as a
core curriculum in our public schools.
Every gift counts.
are just a few ways you can contribute:
Created in 2005 through the phenomenal efforts of some of our most dedicated members and the wonderful generosity of an anonymous donor, the Fund is an investment in our long-term future. Each dollar you give will be matched one-to-one, doubling your impact. We
have nearly reached our $80,000 goal and only need $5,000 this year to achieve
our target and ensure AATE’s financial health well into the future.
Every year, the month of March is designated to celebrate and increase public awareness of the impact of theatre in our schools and schools in our theaters. AATE's advocacy tools, professional development days, and interactive projects for kids make it one of our most popular programs.
Inspired by the 2011 participation of Crawling with Monsters, and in honor of beloved past president Betsy Quinn, this new initiative supports the participation in the AATE annual conference by the members of a well-deserving and high quality youth program, particularly those involving under-served populations. With your help, they can receive travel and registration assistance and the opportunity to present an internationally significant aspect of their programming.
Your charitable donation will help support
AATE’s participation in the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards,
promotion and public awareness of Theatre In Our Schools month, production of Youth Theatre Journal, and help keep
membership and events fees low despite increases in our own costs.
To donate to any of our funds, click on the fund title above to donate online or write a check payable to American Alliance for Theatre Education and mail with this form
to: The American Alliance for Theatre Education, 4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD20814. ***In the note section of your check, please be sure to indicate which program or fund you would like your contribution to support.***
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