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We offers many classes for ages 3 to senior adults. Whether its dance, music, art, or theatre, we have the perfect classes for you.

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Programs & Services

From summer camps, to community service, we have a variety of programs in the arts. See our complete list of prgrams.

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DonateNow Annual Donors … Individual and Corporate Membership

Relocated corporate executives • young couples from Cooper-Young & Midtown • a struggling single mother with talented twin boys and two daughters• grandmothers raising their children’s children • young men from England on their way to Graceland • “hi-hop rappers” • a diverse array of wealthy art patrons from Mud Island to Collierville join hundreds of other Memphians, tri-state area residents and tourists in MBAA’s educational, entertaining and culturally enriching experiences in theater, dance, music, visual, media and literary arts at the FireHouse and at the Evergreen Theater, The Orpheum, Brooks Museum of Art, Beale Street, Buckman Center and other locations throughout the city.

It’s experiences like these that make us proud and thankful that we can offer affordable and accessible programs and services which not only develop individuals…they have a positive impact on the development of our whole city. With a focus on the all the arts from an African-American perspective, MBAA’s programs and services are open to all regardless of age, income, sex, race, ethnic or religious background. We are the only organization of our kind in the tri-state Greater Memphis region and we fill a void in the cultural life of this region. So we take our responsibilities, seriously.

However without the commitment and support of the community we would not be here. To continue and expand the work we do, since 1982, we invite you to invest in MBAA, today.

INDIVIDUAL DONOR … The Benefits of Membership
Join the Memphis Black Arts Alliance! Fees and ticket prices cover only a portion of the costs of MBAA…. Your support does the rest! As an Annual Donor of the MBAA, you will enjoy benefits all year long. Convenient & secure on-line payments (monthly or one-time) may be made through Network for Goods’ Donate Now Program.
Recognizing the traditional value and purpose of the elements of nature in African and African-American culture, we honor our member/donors by assignment to clubs.

SAGE CLUB – $50 individuals; $75 couples/families; $25 students/seniors

• Discount on tuition for Academy classes, summer camp & workshops
• Discount on up to two tickets to selected events
• Discount on all merchandise – T-shirts, posters, books
• Discount on Facility Rental for parties, receptions, private & special events
• Membership in MBAA’s FireHouse Volunteer Programs
• Class Sampler Card for one free class

MINT CLUB – $100+
• All Sage benefits plus…
• Annual Subscription to the Tri-State Defender newspaper
• Invitation to Member-Only Exhibition & Performance Previews, & Workshops
• Discount and advance ticket buying privileges on up to four tickets to selected events
• Invitation to “Holiday Open House “ reception

MAHOGANY CLUB – $250+ ($20.83/mo)
• All Mint benefits plus…
• MBAA Sankofa FireHouse T-Shirt
• Discount and advance ticket buying privileges on up to six tickets to selected events
• Priority seating at an MBAA event
• Opportunity to host a child’s birthday party at the FireHouse (instructor fees & supplies not included)
• “Your Name in Lights!” Listing in Playbills
• Invitation to President’s Breakfast

EBONY CLUB – $500 ($41.67/month)
• All Mahogany benefits plus…
• Name Listed on MBAA’s website
• Discount and advance ticket buying privileges on up to eight tickets to selected events
• 2 Tickets to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
• ¼ page b/w business/personal ad in 2 playbills
• Set of original note cards by a featured artist

SANDALWOOD CLUB -$1,000 ($104.17/mo)
• All Ebony benefits plus…
• Discount and advance ticket buying privileges on up to eight tickets to selected events
• 4 Tickets to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
• ½ page b/w business/personal ad in 3 playbills
• Name recorded on Donor’s Wall Plaque in FireHouse Lobby

TEAKWOOD CLUB- $2500+ (Payment Arrangements Available) +
• All Sandalwood benefits plus…
• 4 Tickets to Jazzy Holiday Luncheon
• Full page b/w business/personal ad in 3 playbills
• A Scholarship in your name for an Academy student

BAYBERRY CLUB -$5,000 plus (Payment Arrangements Available)+
• All Mahogany benefits plus…
• Full page color business/personal ad in 3 playbills
• Private Jazz-A-F!RE Ensemble Performance (1hr)
• Personalized benefit package

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WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT


CIRCLE OF HOPE – $1,250 +strong>
• Up to 5 Sage Memberships for employees or clients
• 2 Complimentary Tickets to “Jazzy Holiday Luncheon at the Peabody”
• Invitation to the Annual Leadership Appreciation Party
• A Wall Plaque of Recognition

CIRCLE OF PASSION – $3,000 +
• Up to 10 Sage Memberships for employees or clients
• 4 Complimentary Tickets to “Jazzy Holiday Luncheon at the Peabody”
• A Scholarship in Your name for An Academy Student
• Invitation to the Annual Leadership Appreciation Party
• A Wall Plaque of Recognition

CIRCLE OF KNOWLEDGE – $5,000 +
• Up to 15 Sage Memberships for employees or clients
• 8 Complimentary Tickets to “Jazzy Holiday Luncheon at the Peabody
• A Scholarship in Your name for An Academy Student
• Invitation to the Annual Leadership Appreciation Party
• A Wall Plaque of Recognition

CIRCLE OF INSPIRATION – $10,000+
• Up to 20 Sage Memberships for employees or clients
• 10 Complimentary Tickets to “Jazzy Holiday Luncheon at the Peabody”
• Invitation to the Annual Leadership Appreciation Party
• A Wall Plaque of Recognition


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Memphis’ vitality as a progressive metropolis depends on maintaining a vibrant, diverse artistic and cultural environment in which to live and do business. The Alliance provides an unrivaled context for putting your corporation in the public eye, while the timeliness of specific programs can ideally suit a variety of your marketing objectives. A package of benefits is available that includes sponsor visibility, hospitality opportunities, and benefits to sponsor employees. Sponsors can partner with MBAA in several ways including Production Sponsorship, Arts Access Sponsorship, Event Sponsorship or Marketing Sponsorship. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $50,000 and beyond and are customized to meet sponsors’ business goals and interests.

For additional information regarding community and corporate partners, please call our Executive Director, Bennie Nelson West, at bennie@memphisblackartsalliance.org or 901-948-9522.


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