Impact of Giving

University of Florida Performing Arts would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and business from our community. Find out how your support impacts UFPA, the community, and you!

Did You Know?

Ticket sales only cover 40 percent of UFPA’s operating costs in presenting the artists you see on our stages. Your personal investment makes the difference in sustaining quality programming for our community.

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For instance, a philharmonic orchestra with an accomplished soloist can cost over $100,000 to present. But even for a sold-out performance, ticket sales will total less than $70,000. That is a $30,000 subsidy for one performance. Your contribution makes performances such as these possible.

The difference is YOU!

Community Impact

How does University of Florida Performing Arts impact my community?

Priceless Experience: More than just entertainment, a live performance has the power to transform the audience. Commissioning and mounting new works allow innovative artists to create and share a new experience with your community.

Broadening Horizons: The greatest value of the arts is the ability to build bridges across generations and cultures. You have the opportunity to enrich your life, both personally and professionally, by experiencing the impact of arts in your community.

Economic Impact: University of Florida Performing Arts enriches Alachua County both culturally and financially. Performers, artists’ management and out-of-town production and technical crew utilize over 1,500 room nights in local hotels throughout the season. An average of 19% of our audience resides outside of Alachua County resulting in over $1 million of visitor impact. Local patrons also fuel the economy in that most eat dinner in a restaurant prior to the performance or have a drink or dessert afterward.

Arts for Future Generations: Your investment today inspires tomorrow’s artists. Thousands of students experience the magic of the arts during free school day performances. Master classes and residencies offer students the opportunity to work one-on-one with artists.

Healing Through the Arts: The AIM Together program offers healing through the arts for patients and families by bringing world-class artists into health care settings with Shands HealthCare. Click here to see pictures from AIM Together activities.

Accessibility of the Arts: University of Florida Performing Arts believes the arts have no boundaries. The Performing Arts Partners program provides tickets to underserved populations who may not otherwise have access to cultural opportunities.

Make a Difference

<How does my gift make a difference?

A gift of $175… provides an assisted listening device for a hearing impaired patron.

A gift of $500… purchases a 2000-Watt light bulb for a spotlight.

A gift of $1,500… provides one front fill speaker for sound improvements.

A gift of $2,000… funds the installation of a wireless microphone system.

A gift of $5,000… purchases furniture for two Star dressing rooms.

Wish List

In order to continually provide the very best experience while in our theatre, UFPA is constantly making changes to improve our facilities. Consider making an in-kind or monetary donation toward the purchase of an item on the Wish List to ensure a safe and effective environment.