Many individuals and foundations want to make certain that their contributions are designated for specific programs. Past donors have chosen to support such initiatives as fostering dance, supporting scholarships, strengthening accessibility and community outreach, and implementing historic preservation and capital improvements, to name just a few.
Major gifts and foundation support can make a significant impact on the Flynn’s mission to foster the enjoyment, understanding, and development of the performing arts in Vermont and the region. Below are a few key areas in need of support.
The Flynn is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Donors may wish to provide leadership support for a specific performance, series, or art form, which will be used to enhance the quality, diversity, and audience development.
The Flynn’s Student Matinee Series reaches over 45,000 children from around the state each year. Major funding is needed to assure quality and diversity of programming and accessibility for all children through ticket subsidies.
The Flynn’s scholarship program helps broaden access to education programs for children, teens, and adults.
The Flynn’s Community Ticket Program allows an estimated 2,000 or more children and adults with special needs and/or limited resources to attend inspiring world-class performances.
The Flynn is committed to providing support for emerging artists and the creation of new works. Each artistic endeavor is unique and we welcome a conversation with interested funders. Flynn Creative Chair Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) is directing our Flynn Fellowship program to reimagine the organization's connection to the community.
The Flynn has received national recognition as an outstanding historic theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres. Contributions to the Flynn’s Capital Fund support ongoing restoration and conservation projects.