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Ways to Give

Use our secure online donation form

Give us a call at 434-977-4177

Mail a check to:
Live Arts
PO Box 1231
Charlottesville, VA 22902

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Your donation allows us to:

Engage volunteers in meaningful ways with minimal barriers to participate

Improve our physical space and technology

Attract and retain a devoted staff

Offer financial aid for all education programs

Be flexible and resourcesful in times of uncertainty

Hire talented teaching artists for classes, camps, and workshops

Maintain affordable ticket options

Collaborate with new partners who bring fresh perspectives, creativity, and stories

Invest time, energy, and resources to DEI training and endeavors

At Live Arts, there is no “average” donor. Hundreds of gifts of every size help create a strong foundation on which we forge theater and community. Just as our artistic and education programs are strengthened by diversity, so is our base of philanthropic support.

We invite you to join our family of supporters with a one-time, quarterly, or monthly gift. Visit our secure donation form, or contact us to learn more.

Interested in corporate sponsorship or philanthropy?

We create custom packages designed to fit your goals for community engagement, marketing, and hospitality. Currently seeking show sponsors, Pay-What-You-Can sponsors, and special event sponsors. Please contact our fundraising team at

2020/21 Year In Review

Reimagining theater during a pandemic has been tough, but also incredibly rewarding. Check out the 2020/21 Impact Report to learn more about what you helped us accomplish during our Forging Ahead Season.

Gift Acceptance Policy

We solicit and accept gifts that further our mission of forging theater and community. In pursuing a gift, we consider how it might benefit Live Arts in the most ethical manner possible, and how it supports our goals and priorities, including our commitment to advance social justice by dismantling the systems, policies, and practices that have perpetuated patterns of institutional and systemic racism.

We encourage unrestricted gifts that enable our Board and staff to be responsive to the evolving and rapidly changing needs of our community.

Our full Fundraising and Gift Acceptance Policy, including detailed criteria and our donor bill of rights, is available here.

Live Arts is registered to receive charitable contributions in the Commonwealth of Virginia. A financial statement is available from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services upon request.

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