Dear Friends,

This year we are taking a major leap forward by bringing in the nationally acclaimed RUDE MECHS from Austin, Texas while presenting top notch Chicago artists. The festival costs are over $50K. Ticket sales make up 20% of our revenue. Can you help fund the festival by helping us raise $3,000 by June 1? Every size donation makes a difference! Just click the “donate” button below to give by credit card or Paypal.

Thank you for making a contemporary performance festival possible! We will add your name below to a list of FUND THE FEST donors and send you a tax letter. Pivot Arts is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization. Donations to Pivot Arts are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 


Festival Heroes $500 – $1,000
Roberta and Milton Ehre
Lynn Marchese

Rock Star Status $250 – $499
State Senator Heather Steans
Michelle Erickson
Mark Lococo
Shari and Bill Massey
Karen Salmon
Ross and Elizabeth White

Artistic Allies $100 – $249
Julieanne Ehre and Hans Detweiler
Karen and Russ Horowitz
Dan Osborn
Barbara Provus
Rogers Park Montessori School
Mark Sassower
Sarah Stec

Festival Fans $1 – $99
Lynn Anderson
David Brown
Audrey Berns and Tom McClurg
Trudy Cools
Dean Corrin
Elise Dalleska
Kim Dale
Julie Harris Garg
Cameron Gearen
Mark Guarino
Susanne Schnell
Sarah Tuohy

Thank you to our Festival Sponsors!


sponsors-1Pivot Arts  is supported throughout 2017-18 in part by the Alphawood Foundation, a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the MacArthur Funds for Art and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and in-kind support from FLATSstudio and Chinese Mutual Aid Association. And… from individual donors like you!!!




Special Thanks to Maria Wagner Accounting Services and Sarah Stec.