Over the course of our brief history, we've been fortunate to receive support from dozens of local businesses. Whether they choose to place an ad in our program, offer us in-kind contributions (free or discounted goods or services), or sponsor a particular performance (or an entire production), teaming up with The Bluegrass Opera offers local businesses the opportunity to increase their visibility in the community, to piggy-back on our multi-media marketing campaigns, and to publicize their support for the arts and education, all while helping us to realize our goals of presenting new works and training those who take part in them. If you own a business, there are many ways you can make a difference!
We wouldn't be where we are today if it weren't for the generous individuals who have donated their time and money to our cause. Since BgO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable contributions are tax-deductible (as allowed by law). Everyone who donates, no matter the amount, is acknowledged in our printed program, and certain levels of giving entitle donors to added benefits (including free tickets, autographed materials, and access to closed rehearsals and receptions with visiting artists). But there are also ways that individuals can help out without directly donating money. These include volunteering in various roles, lending us items for use in our shows (often furniture or props), attending performances, and even shopping on Amazon.com (Amazon's "Smile" program will donate a portion of your payment to The Bluegrass Opera).