Area of Greatest Need

The Center’s annual campaign supports our most immediate and ongoing needs and helps us carry out our mission to inspire, entertain, educate, and serve all in Northern Michigan. Your gift to the Area of Greatest Need may help keep Next Gen educational programs and DGSP group lessons FREE for rural northern Michigan students. Additionally, gifts to the Area of Greatest Need can be used to support stage and technical enhancements. From soundboards to spotlights – to the “techs” who run them— your support is what helps keep fabulous music, dance, theater, and film accessible for all in Northern Michigan to enjoy. Your contributions also help keep ticket prices accessible, so that everyone may enjoy exceptional experiences and create lasting memories.   

The performing arts in Northern Michigan enhance the quality of life, support a healthier economy, and perhaps most importantly— foster a vibrant connection to each other and the rest of the world. 

Join our family of supporters with a gift to the Area of Greatest Need today! 


More Information

For more information or questions about how you can make an impact, please contact:

Christian M. Smith
Director of Development
231.439.2606 or


Kali Blanchard
Development Officer
231.439.2609 or