By donating to ArtsEmerson, you affirm the belief that the arts are for everyone and have the power to engage all communities through stories that reveal and deepen our connection to each other. Explore our different funds below.

Our Funds

Annual Fund

Unrestricted dollars in the annual fund are the best way to support the future of ArtsEmerson.  Annual fund dollars support every aspect of ArtsEmerson’s work, from our community-building initiatives of Civic Engagement, to our countless artist residencies, to the groundbreaking work you can see on our stages throughout the year. A gift to the Annual Fund is a gift to everything ArtsEmerson believes in.

Gaining Ground Fund

ArtsEmerson is Boston’s leading presenter of contemporary world theatre. We are dedicated to engaging all communities through stories that reveal and deepen our connection to each other. By cultivating diversity in the art and in the audience, we ignite public conversation around our most vexing societal challenges as a catalyst for overcoming them.

It is with this commitment that we launched the Gaining Ground Fund in 2017, which elevates and encourages the ambitions of artists developing work for the world stage that reflects the African Diasporic experience in America. The fund allows us to provide resources to ambitious projects led by artists creating on an epic scale, that remove the obstacles for the work and allow the artists to keep control of both their vision and their process.

See some of our Gaining Ground artists and their works

World on Stage Fund

Launched at the first World Alive! Celebration, the World on Stage Fund supports founder Rob Orchard’s vision for innovative international theater that fills the gaps in Boston’s cultural landscape. Your gift to The World on Stage Fund will provide a stable, long-term source of income to mitigate risk and support artistic innovation for years to come.