Support Weehawken

Weehawken Creative Arts is a place of amazing opportunities. It’s a place where high-quality art is presented and learned almost daily.

Whether we are talking about the performing arts or the visual arts, there’s something for everyone. As Weehawken increases programming in the humanities, music and dance, you’ll begin to see how the arts create and define a community. We are so fortunate to have so many people who care about what we do here. Your participation is the key to success of Weehawken Creative Arts.

Your support makes it possible for Weehawken Creative Arts to do the following and more each year:

Ways to Support

  • Welcome, entertain and inspire over 15,000 visitors of all ages every year!
  • Put on dance productions like no one else! We take great pride in presenting three+ exceptionally wonderful dance productions each year. These productions provide students and patrons with the very best in youth dance performance in the entire region.
  • Offer over 350 classes, camps and workshops for over 1,800 student artists each year. Weehawken’s wide array of programs provides inspiring arts-based learning opportunities for students of all ages.
  • Provide the highest-quality dance education program in the region. Our Artistic Director for Weehawken Dance is American Ballet Certified to Level Seven. She is one of two dance teachers in the entire state with this certification. She takes this education and the ABT standards in ensures the standards and ABT curriculum are held to when educating our dance students. Currently, our dance program serves over 230 students each semester who come from as far as Silverton and Cedaredge.
  • For more than 14 years, Weehawken Creative Arts has been a community resource for arts education for an entire region. As one of the few multidisciplinary cultural organizations, Weehawken uniquely serves the communities of Silverton, Ridgway, Ouray and Montrose.
  • Offer beloved community events each year such as the Amateur Sculpting Contest, The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts Festival, The Sneffels Fiber Festival and the Gingerbread House Workshops.

For more information on any of these giving opportunities, please contact our Executive Director Ashley King-Grambley. We are here to help ensure your gift supports the programming or project you find most meaningful.

Make a donation

Outright gifts may be made in the form of cash, check or credit card. We accept all major credit cards. A donation to Weehawken Creative Arts can be designated to any program or project of your choice; however the greatest need is funding for General Operating Support. This allows us the flexibility to designate funds where they are needed most depending on the time of year, if there is a change in programming or if a new opportunity arises to offer new programming. All donations go directly toward programming at Weehawken, unless you designate your gift to our scholarship program or a particular project.

Charitable Donations

While most contributions to Weehawken Creative Arts are fully tax deductible, some contributions can be tax-deductible for less than the donated amount if the charity provides you with something of substantive value in return. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine deductibility of your donation. When you donate to Weehawken Creative Arts you will always receive a confirmation email or a mailed letter, which serves as your receipt. You should always keep a hard-copy for your tax records.

Volunteer with Weehawken

Since Weehawken has only 1.5 administrative staff people, volunteer help is essential to our growth. Tell us how you’d like to help! Do you want to help clean and organize? Do you want to assist with classes? Can you sew costumes? Do you like to make set-pieces? Do you want to help supervise the behind the scenes action during a production? Can you take tickets? Can you hang posters in Ouray or Ridgway? Do you want a weekly job? Do you want a periodic job? Tell us what you have in mind and we’ll figure-out a role for you in our volunteer line-up. Email Ashley and tell her what you’d like to help with at this link or visit our permalink for upcoming event-based volunteer opportunities.

Leave a Legacy

Bequests, Charitable Trusts, and Other Planned Gift Techniques

Gifts may be made through a will, charitable trust, life insurance policy, or beneficiary designation in a retirement plan. Estate commitments such as these provide donors with the opportunity to make significant charitable contributions to Weehawken Creative Arts while taking advantage of current tax incentives and meeting future needs of their families. If you have already designated Weehawken Creative Arts as a beneficiary in your will, please let us know. Documenting this through Weehawken ensures that your future gift will be used the way you intended.

Family & Business Sponsorship

Your business or family can be part of something extraordinary!
Ticket sales and tuition cover only a portion of our program and operating expenses. With your support, Weehawken Creative Arts can continue to provide affordable classes, spectacular dance productions, exciting new emerging programs in theater, and special events including the Annual Amateur Sculpting Contest, the Sneffels Fiber Festival and the Ridgway Rendezvous.
    Weehawken now runs our Business/Family Sponsor program on an annual basis.
  • Sponsorship runs from November 1 – October 31
  • Sponsor sign-ups are available from September-October 15 every year.
  • Sponsorship covers all Weehawken special events including: The Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival, All Youth Theater Productions (6+), All Weehawken Dance Productions (10+), The Sneffels Fiber Festival, The Annual Gingerbread House Family Workshops, The Amateur Sculpting Contest and more.