Now in our 24th performance season, the 1794 Meetinghouse remains a place of entertainment, culture, and education. Most of our programming is made possible through the generous and deeply appreciated gifts of many donors. These include individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and other local cultural councils from area communities. With continuing fiscal challenges, these financial commitments are essential. There are various ways to donate to 1794 Meetinghouse and the Performing Arts.
Contributions are absolutely critical to fulfilling the Meetinghouse’s mission. As a Massachusetts Historical Landmark, the 1794 Meetinghouse receives no direct federal or state appropriations for the operation and maintenance of the building. And because state and national arts endowments are taking major financial hits year after year, only a small portion of our funding that goes toward the Center’s ambitious performances or educational activities is now derived from state or regional cultural councils and foundations. Event ticket sales and other earned income cannot completely cover the costs of underwriting the Center’s numerous programs. Only private funds can make our programs possible.
Your generous donation:
Sponsors enjoy numerous benefits, including:
In addition, individuals and businesses can underwrite such projects as concert tickets, the printing of our season's program book, with their name or logo printed on the item. Underwriting our program book's printing and production costs devotes the entire first page to the underwriter.
And to see what our Program Book looks like, here is a link to last year's book (warning -- this is a large 12.5mb file):
2016 (Last Year's) Program Book.
All donations, sponsorships, and underwriting are fully tax deductible.
Contact Us to find out more about our various Giving, Underwriting and Fundraising Opportunities:
In Writing: 1794 Meetinghouse, P.O. Box 8, New Salem, MA 01355
By Email: email@example.com
By Phone: 413-335-3489
1794 Meetinghouse receives a portion of our funding through a grant from
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.