Our philosophy is that all Minnesotan theater makers – all companies, performers, dancers, singers, designers, stage managers, technicians, playwrights, directors, arts administrators – should be a part of the Alliance whether or not you have the current financial means to pay a membership fee. We are always better together, and we believe that including everyone will make our community stronger, smarter, and more connected.
Effective October 1, 2021, all performing artists and organizations will be members of the Minnesota Theater Alliance simply by joining on our website. Artists and organizations will have the option to join as Sustaining Members at the suggested pay-what-you-can tiers, or join simply as a member with no financial donation. We understand that the financial life of the performing arts continuously ebbs and flows, and we trust that our Sustaining Members will give generously when they are able.
Uniting Minnesota’s performing arts
The Minnesota Theater Alliance, collectively founded by Minnesota’s theaters in 2010, is here to serve all theater and performance companies and venues of every kind, across the state. Did you know that there are over 500 theaters in Minnesota? The Alliance understands that each theater has unique hopes, needs, challenges, and successes to share. We prioritize listening to these stories and are actively working to develop and implement programs that connect our statewide theater community through audience development, shared resources, peer-based learning groups, advocacy, and events.
Everyone is welcome
Every performance company and venue, of every kind: big and small; professional, community, academic, for-profit, non-profit, and unincorporated; urban, suburban, and Greater Minnesota – all are welcome and invited. Joining as a supporting member provides you with special member benefits, discounts, access to special events, and helps the Alliance build programs for all of us.
Lean and smart
We are a small organization, with a small staff, by design; our structure is driven by your needs, not by an arbitrary ambition to grow an institution. We keep our expenses minimal and spend your membership investment responsibly and responsively.
Your participation matters
Together, we can learn so much from each other and accomplish that which none of us can do alone, but it will take all of us to succeed. We welcome your support through becoming a member, volunteering on a program or event steering committee, and board representation. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Alliance, contact us!