I am so proud to have led ASU Gammage for nearly 22 years and as this historic venue embarks on its 50th anniversary in 2014, I’ve been fortunate to see ASU Gammage’s programs grow and our audiences grow with us. We continue to present the best of Broadway as well as an array of artists from across the globe in all artistic disciplines through the ASU Gammage Beyond series and our programming at ASU Kerr Cultural Center.
Although part of Arizona State University, ASU Gammage operates under a self-sustaining business model. Ninety percent of its funding comes from its Broadway series and 10 percent comes from philanthropy. This self-sustaining business model, driven by private support and ticket sales with no funding from the university or the state, runs like a business but with the heart of a nonprofit. ASU Gammage is a world-class arts presenting organization, which brings the best of the performing arts to Arizona. As a leader in the arts world, ASU Gammage also produces new works, artist residencies and education programs that foster the great artists of today and empower the artists of tomorrow. These Cultural Participation programs are the heart and soul of ASU Gammage. These programs allow ASU Gammage to go beyond a classroom, stage, workshop or performance to change lives for the better. These programs are vital to ASU Gammage making a difference in our community and connecting with people through shared experiences. The impact of these Cultural Participation programs last a lifetime.
Our goal is to entertain and challenge our audience by presenting new, diverse and thought-provoking performance opportunities. If we have inspired community conversation about a topic relevant to one of our productions than we know we are on track with our mission of Connecting CommunitiesTM.
It is our privilege to be a key component of the cultural landscape of the Valley and we could not do it alone. Please help us to thank our ASU Gammage VIP supporters and patronize our VIP Gammage sponsor organizations. They play a critical role in all we do at ASU Gammage.
We look forward to your active engagement as we enter into our Golden Anniversary year. Thank you for being part of the journey.
Executive Director, ASU Gammage & Assistant Vice President of Cultural Affairs
Arizona State University
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