"Linda Fritschel & Jim Kiehne"
"Thank you, EDT!"
Last season, the Ethnic Dance Theatre marked 42 years of continuous production, having brought over 50 distinct cultures to the stage in colorful and spellbinding performances. Yet none of our achievements would be possible without your help. YOU, our individual contributor, made the difference.
Each and every season brings its challenges in finding adequate funding and financial support to sustain the company. It is a known fact in the arts world that ticket sales bring in only 1/3 of a project's costs. Grants are more competitive. General operating expenses continue to rise. This 43rd season is particularly challenging.
Once again we began the fiscal year on August 1st with a $1500 deficit but with a generous donation from a long-time EDT supporter, we have retired that deficit. However, new funds are still needed in order to meet the season's production costs and operating expenses. Please enjoy the following video highlighting one of our events, the Carpathian Festival, that was held in January of 2016. Your support will help us offer the Festival again this season in February of 2017 as well as two new theatre productions, Grasslands and Carpathia.
EDT is a non-profit corporation (501c-3) and your donation is tax-deductible. Donate here with your credit/debit card or mail a check to: Ethnic Dance Theatre, 3507 Clinton Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408. You can also help us spread the need for support by using the social network sharing buttons on the page for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedinIn, Google+ or via email.
EDT needs you now more than ever! No donation is too small!