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DANCEBUILDERS is a new, dynamic opportunity for dance lovers who believe in the transformative power of dance, value the growth of a strong dance sector, and want to support Chicago’s role as an international dance capital.

We invite you to help Audience Architects build bridges to a stronger dance community.

Audience Architects (AARCH) provides programming for dance organizations of all sizes to increase their exposure to current and potential audiences, develop new opportunities for touring and bookings, gain professional development knowledge, deepen their engagement with the public, and maintain meaningful relationships within their field.

Benefits of Membership

Making the Chicago dance community stronger together…We hope you will join DanceBuilders today! Know that your gift makes a measurable difference for the entire dance sector. Benefits include:

Silver Level ($250 -$499)

  • Annual Reception: In April, as part of Chicago Dance Month, Audience Architects hosts a complimentary DanceBuilders Celebration, offering an opportunity for members to mingle with other dance lovers and many of the artists who participate in Dance Month.
  • Holiday Party: Celebrate the season as Audience Architects’ guest with Chicago dancers and organizations at our annual holiday party in December.
  • Website Recognition: All DanceBuilders are recognized on Audience Architects’ website, and other promotional material when possible
  • Priority Invitations: DanceBuilders are the first to receive announcements and invitations to purchase discounted tickets for special events, such as our popular Dinner with a Director series, featuring an intimate dinner in a private home with leading artistic directors from Chicago and around the world.


Gold Level ($500-$999) – all of the above, plus:

  • DVD: DanceBuilders receive a DVD featuring performance excerpts from Chicago dance artists.

Platinum Level ($1,000 and above) – all of the above, plus:

  • Expanded Recognition: Inclusion in a broad variety or donor recognition materials, including mention in press releases, on signage at pop-up performance events, and in the video at our annual Gala!


Elevate the Chicago dance community and become a DanceBuilder by donating HERE.

By joining DanceBuilders, you will play a vital role in the livelihood and growth of sector-enhancing programs. Learn more about how DanceBuilders make a difference through these Special Giving Opportunities.

~ If you would like more information, please contact Heather Hartley, Executive Director at or 312-846-6357 ~

Special Thanks to our 2017 DanceBuilders

Timothy Buckley
Joyce Chelberg
Pamela Crutchfield
CJ Dillon
Douglas Doestch and Susan Manning
Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner
Colleen Flanigan
Judie Green
Elizabeth Liebman

Kevin McGirr
Sandra McNaughton
Michael McStraw
Shirley Mordine
Abby McCormick O’Neil and D. Carroll Joynes
Veronica Seigel
Thomas Sinkovic
Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith
Jennifer Sprowl