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The arts are essential to strong, vibrant communities. We strengthen neighborhoods and communities by preserving the culture and memories of specific places with our site-specific work. Our outreach programs have a positive impact on health and well-being of our community members. Our performances offer personal enjoyment to individuals and families while building community and giving voice to the human condition. Together we are building a sustainable future with greater impact.

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE’RE DOING

ShaLeigh Dance Works believes in the power of diversity and challenging the status quo. We create socially conscious dance-theatre work and outreach programs with impact. We believe that what we continue to do in the studio will affect the world outside. Last year you helped us raise $6,000 and we produced 22 performances, 4 touring productions, 3 world premieres, 20 outreach classes, and 8 community workshops. We provided a platform for 2,000 community members by hosting Durham’s March for Our Lives. We brought visibility to individuals with special needs by creating two public performances at DPAC. We provided clothing and blankets to individuals who are homeless.

As we launch our 4th season in NC, we are excited and honored to announce that ShaLeigh Dance Works was recently awarded funding from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation in support of our most collaboratively ambitious project yet, Bamboo Wind (Jan 17-20), which commissions 20 artists in the fields of music, film, poetry, photography, sculpture, theatre, costume design, and dance for a multi-media performance installation. Artistic Director, ShaLeigh Comerford was also selected as an Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Grant recipient from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. This is our first step towards our goal for accessible outreach programs, living wages for our artists, and continued artistic innovation. Help us build on this momentum to reach our fundraising goal of $12,000. Imagine what we can accomplish together!

A dynamic cultural sector is a catalyst for growth, attracting and retaining businesses and visitors. By supporting ShaLeigh Dance Works’ programming, you are supporting opportunities with meaningful and sustainable impact for both individuals and communities!

WHY SHOULD I CARE?

We see our work as a cultural tool that helps to expose and humanize the emotions we feel. We are deeply inspired by those providing a voice for others who may not have another way to be heard. This work calls us to action and we want to continue to participate in these shared efforts for deep and lasting social change. Our company’s mission is to create socially conscious work and our outreach initiatives continue to expand to support other artists and organizations with similar mission driven work.

We see our campaign as something that not only supports us and the work we do, but we are actively seeking to change the way artists are valued. We see this as a part of a much bigger conversation. Our dancers are currently only paid performance honorariums which means they are currently donating 11 hours a week to train and rehearse. This is such an incredible testament to their commitment to our work together, but it is not one bit a reflection of their value. This is why our campaign efforts are so deeply important. Culturally, we have somehow settled on a gig-economy. We do our deepest work off the stage. And this is what we want to support.

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SHALEIGH DANCE WORKS CREATES AND SUPPORTS PROGRAMMING FOR THE WELLBEING OF INDIVIDUALS & COMMUNITIES

BECOME A SPONSOR

ShaLeigh Dance Works believes in the power of diversity and challenging the status quo. We create socially conscious dance-theatre work and outreach programs with impact. We believe that what we continue to do in the studio will affect the world outside. Last year you helped us raise $6,000 and we produced 22 performances, 4 touring productions, 3 world premieres, 20 outreach classes, and 8 community workshops. We provided a platform for 2,000 community members by hosting Durham’s March for Our Lives. We brought visibility to individuals with special needs by creating two public performances at DPAC. We provided clothing and blankets to individuals who are homeless.

As we launch our 4th season in NC, we are excited and honored to announce that ShaLeigh Dance Works was recently awarded funding from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation in support of our most collaboratively ambitious project yet, Bamboo Wind (Jan 17-20), which commissions 20 artists in the fields of music, film, poetry, photography, sculpture, theatre, costume design, and dance for a multi-media performance installation. This is our first step towards our goal for accessible outreach programs, living wages for our artists, and continued artistic innovation. Help us build on this momentum to reach our fundraising goal of $12,000. Imagine what we can accomplish together!

A dynamic cultural sector is a catalyst for growth, attracting and retaining businesses and visitors. By supporting ShaLeigh Dance Works’ programming, you are supporting opportunities with meaningful and sustainable impact for both individuals and communities!

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2018 – 2019

REVOLUTIONARY

FREEDOM

FIGHTER

REBEL

FRONDEUR

RENEGADE

$250

$500

$800

$1500

$2000

Personalized thank you and hyperlink on social media to over 2000 followers; Signed show poster; and private access to our behind the scenes documentary shorts Personalized thank you and hyperlink on social media to over 2000 followers; Signed show poster; and private access to our behind the scenes documentary shorts Personalized thank you and hyperlink on social media to over 2000 followers; Signed show poster; and private access to our behind the scenes documentary shorts Personalized thank you and hyperlink on social media to over 2000 followers; Signed show poster; and private access to our behind the scenes documentary shorts Personalized thank you and hyperlink on social media to over 2000 followers; Signed show poster; and private access to our behind the scenes documentary shorts
2 VIP Tickets a show 2  VIP Tickets to 2 shows Season VIP Tickets Season VIP Tickets
Hyperlinked Logo on our website for one year & Inclusion in our Monthly Newsletter distributed to over 500 Hyperlinked Logo on our website for one year & Inclusion in our Monthly Newsletter distributed to over 500 Hyperlinked Logo on our website for one year & Inclusion in our Monthly Newsletter distributed to over 500 Hyperlinked Logo on our website for one year & Inclusion in our Monthly Newsletter distributed to over 500
Half page Ad in our programs for the 2018-19 Season Half page Ad in our programs for the 2018-19 Season Half page Ad in our programs for the 2018-19 Season
Private Invitation to our meet & greet & wine tasting at local arts gallery Private Invitation to our meet & greet & wine tasting at local arts gallery Private Invitation to our meet & greet & wine tasting at local arts gallery
Private Invitation to Pre-show behind the scenes/dress rehearsal & wine Private Invitation to Pre-show behind the scenes/dress rehearsal & wine
Choose a wellness movement class for friends, employees or coworkers; OR have SDW perform at your event! Choose a wellness movement class for friends, employees or coworkers; OR have SDW perform at your event!
Creative Services: SDW will create a commercial for your business.

Individualized sponsorship packages are available upon request. Please contact Artistic Director, ShaLeigh Comerford at scdanceworks@gmail.com to design a sponsorship model that increases the value of your support.

OTHER WAYS TO DONATE

Become a Sustainer

A great way for individuals to support us is by becoming an SDW Sustainer. SDW Sustainers agree to make ongoing, monthly contributions of $5 or more. This amount is automatically drafted from a donor’s bank account each month. It’s easy, convenient and fully tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas.

Visit our Fiscal Sponsor Page on the Fractured Atlas website.

  • Select “Donate Now” on the right side of the page.
  • Enter your monthly donation amount and select “Today and again every month.”
  • Choose whether or not you would like to cover the sponsor’s administrative fee for your donation.
  • Enter your information.
  • THANK YOU!

Matching Gifts

Many corporations will match the gifts their employees donate to various non-profit organizations, doubling the support that organizations can receive! Matching Gift Forms are usually available through your Human Resources department. Please note on the form that the matching gift is designated for ShaLeigh Dance Works. If the form is electronic, please send an email to info@shaleighdanceworks.com  to notify us. If the form is a hard copy, please mail it to our address below.

If you prefer to donate by check

Non-deductible check donations may be made payable to ShaLeigh Dance Works, deductible check donations must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and mailed to:

ShaLeigh Dance Works
89 Mountain Ridge Rd
Rougemont, NC 27572

ShaLeigh Dance Works is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of ShaLeigh Dance Works must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.