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Chicago Dance Festival

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 the bridge 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

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

  • Press Conference Invitation: Gold level members will receive a behind the scenes invitation our CityWide Marketing Press Conference this summer. Along with the media, be among the first to hear announcements from Audience Architects and other dance organizations about their Fall 2016 programs!


Platinum Level ($1,000 and above)

  • HMS Media Video Shoot and Lunch: Be among an exclusive group of DanceBuilders who receive an invitation to observe an HMS Media video shoot with a variety of Chicago-based dance companies.


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 ~