Dear Friends,
Pivot Arts needs to raise $3,000 in individual donations in order to fund the 2018 Festival. 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 from individual donors by June 1? Just click the “donate” button below to give by credit card or Paypal.

Thank you for making an 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

Rock Star Status $250 Р$499
State Senator Heather Steans

Artistic Allies $100 – $249
Julieanne Ehre and Hans Detweiler
Michelle Erickson
Sarah Stec

Festival Fans $1 – $99
Audrey Berns and Tom McClurg

Thank you to the Individuals Who Contributed to Pivot Arts in 2017-18.

Anonymous, Dean Corrin, Elise Dalleska, Kim Dale, Julieanne Ehre and Hans Detweiler, Roberta Ehre, Michelle Erikson, Julie Harris Garg, Cameron Gearen, Karen and Russ Horowitz, Mark Lococo, Lynn Marchese, Shari and Bill Massey, Karen Salmon, Susanne Schnell, Ross and Elizabeth White.

2017-18 Sponsors

Pivot Arts is supported 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.



2018 Pivot Arts Festival Sponsors include: Bridgeview Bank, Chicago Filmmakers, Creative Coworking, Francesca’s Bryn Mawr, Massey Associates Architects, Lickity Split Custard & Sweets, The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University and Tangerine Promotions.

Special Thanks to Maria Wagner Accounting Services and Sarah Stec.