Officially a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
We are pleased to announce that MAC & Company is officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity! Long hours were spent filing paperwork, awaiting processing, publishing documents, paying for applications, and meetings with a lawyer and accountant; all of which have finally resulted in our federal tax exempt status that we are thrilled to have received. Not only does this mean that donors now can make tax deductible donations but we can now apply for corporate donations, sponsorships, and grants.
Currently our company is self funded with ticket sales being our only source of revenue, which to date doesn’t cover the cost of productions as we strive to keep costs low in order to make our work accessible to all. We are hoping that with our new status we are able to receive more funding in order to keep the company up and dancing for years to come. It is wonderful that we have been able to produce two major productions (1.0 & 2.0), two First Friday showcases (Graffiti Twister & Bingo Jam), in addition to performing at festivals and gigs in state and out, all in two years with the volunteer efforts of our dancers, composer, and guest musical artists.
This summer is shaping up to be a tour of the southwest as we have performance and festival line-ups that include Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, not to mention our third major production “2.5” in September. We are excited that our new tax exempt status opens the door for us to be able to afford a new performance space at Tempe Center for the Arts. This new performance venue enables us to enhance the caliber of our production and will be our performance space for “2.5” this year and “3.0” in the fall of 2017, where we will produce a full length story work with all original composition by our resident composer Dr. Jeffrey Ouper.
In order to allow MAC & Company to keep creating and presenting work, we will be reaching out to the community for support. Soon we'll launch a Go Fund Me campaign and pursue other potential undraising projects and grants. To introduce the company to the public for funding, we filmed a short series of interviews with the MAC dancers talking about what dance means to us and why this company is important to those in it and the community.
Here is a look at Part one of our series sharing why we dance with MAC.