These days the funding is tight for performance arts in schools and Universities. There are ways to supplement the lack of funding. Performance art fundraising can help you raise funds to afford new uniforms for the school band to keeping your art association going.
Here are a few ideas for active fundraisers that you can choose from.
Local bands are always looking for gigs to play and some press attention. You cant expect the bands to play for free but a little preparation can help both sides get what they want.
Approach a local youth centre, or hall and arrange for a charity event. The planning for the hall may even be looked after with their staff. Arrange a local gig and profit sharing on the night. That way you dont have to pay an upfront fee and be dependant on large crowds. If you are able to get a few local bands to agree to this, which shouldnt be too hard, then your talent is booked for the night.
Local productions of many amateur and professional theatre associations have a hard time selling out performances. Ask the production company if your charitable organization or school group could buy an entire scheduled performance at a discounted rate. Re-sell the tickets for your cause.
You may even consider approaching businesses and arranging a meet up with the actors and directors after the performance for their group if the purchase a large number of tickets or for a solid donation.
Many campaigns are available through professional fundraising companies. The campaigns should represent your group, the age of the participants, and the time you have to donate to the campaign.
There are many fundraising campaigns that would appeal to a students schedule. They would be able to work a fundraising campaign between classes or for a few hours in the evenings or weekends. Research a professional fundraising company on the web and contact them with any questions.
Book a church hall or school gymnasium for a night. Mention that you are putting on a performing arts fundraiser and you may be able to get a good deal on the location. Get local musicians, buskers, actors and specialty acts of any kind. Many artists are glad just to be able to perform. To entice them to participate make sure there are as many radio, TV and newspapers coving the event as you can get. The exposure is good for the performers but draws attention to your cause as well.