Help Awaken Dance And New Destiny

$545 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 16 months


In the changing political climate, it's important that we support freedom of speech and the arts, as well as those communities most in need.
This Fundraiser combines helping those in need with supporting the arts.   Awaken Dance Theater is working in conjunction with New Destiny Housing -- a nonprofit that aims to provide safe housing for survivors of domestic abuse. Half of the proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit them, and the other half will support ADT,  a NYC-based company  dedicated to social justice and political engagement.


New Destiny Housing:

- Family Support Program – Services that successfully help families to remain stable in their housing and become financially independent including case management, employment coaching, family and children's activities, workshops on personal finances and workplace readiness, eviction prevention services and referrals for specialized services.
- Development of two new permanent affordable housing projects for domestic violence survivors and their children
- One-on-one technical assistance and workshops that help to prevent homelessness among low-income domestic violence survivors, and also help households to find – and retain – affordable housing

Awaken Dance Theater:
Our half of the funds will be used to continue creating and performing works in our 2017 season.   

- Studio space for rehearsals
- Props and prop  transportation fees
- Performance venue costs
-  Photography
- Videography
- Dancer fees/stipends
- Printing costs for programs and flyers
-  Music and music editing 
- Costumes
-  Piano tuning

* All administrative work on a volunteer basis by the Artistic Director and Administrative Intern.


Since its founding in 2014, Awaken Dance Theater has created works on issues ranging from gun control and racism ,  to women's rights  and climate change .   We've performed at numerous showcases and self-produced performances in and around NYC,  and are the hosts of In Remembrance: Dancing for Orlando

Over the years we've raised over $4,000 in donations to help our company grow.  As we continue to create high quality, relevant dance pieces, we need your help to offset the costs of doing so. Any amount you can give is truly appreciated!

If you are unable to make a donation,  there are many other ways to help!  Please share this fundraiser and spread the word on social media, it would hep inform people about the great work done by both us and New Destiny Housing!

Also, if you are in NYC,  please come to our Gala Performance on May 19th at 8pm! Check out our Facebook Event and get your TICKETS HERE

We at Awaken Dance Theater are very excited to be partnering with New Destiny Housing for our first joint fundraiser. As important as it is to make art that reflect the world around us and looks at the bigger picture, it is just as important to make sure that communities at risk are included in the dicussion and their basic needs are being addressed. Awaken Dance Theater hopes that through this fundraiser and our work, we can address how the politcal is often personal and prioritize people in this crucial transitional point in our politcal climate.

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Thank you so much to everyone for your support! We appreciate it and are now going to end this particular campaign. Thanks again everyone!
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We've had our first donation! Help us keep the ball rolling by making a donation NOW. Your support will help both Awaken Dance Theater AND New Destiny Housing, which helps provide housing to victims of domestic violence. Support and share!
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$545 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 16 months
Created May 4, 2017
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Elizabeth & Mark Scheland
15 months ago

Hope you reach your goal! Looking forward to your performance on June 17.

Maryann Johnson
15 months ago

I love Awaken !! What a great artistic voice in this world.

15 months ago
Alexis Adams
15 months ago

Always happy to help fund the arts, especially in today's climate.

Mary Smet
15 months ago

Keep up the good work. Dancing for social change.

Allie Ritacco
16 months ago

Love what you guys are doing! Happy to support a great cause!

16 months ago
Trey&Brenda Palmer
16 months ago

We are both so proud of you Brianna! We love you.❤️️

Rob Orwin
16 months ago

Keep up the great work, Bekky.

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