Your support allows us to connect youth and families to meaningful performing and media arts programming.

The Impact of your Support

$2,000 or more

Provides a school with free tickets and transportation to a show.

$1,000 or more

Supports continued leadership education to our community of teaching artists who are committed to equitable, trauma informed practices.

$250 or more

Provides tuition for a scholarship student to attend YPC camps or education programs.

$100 or more

Provides access to media and technology resources for young people in our Innovation Lab.

Donations of ANY Amount

Support our ability to keep our doors open to the vibrant youth we serve. No donation is ever too big or too small. Gifts of time are also welcome, especially spreading the word about our shows, classes, and programs to your network!

Every dollar counts and we thank you for your support.

In-Kind Support

We’re currently in need of:

  • New and gently used audio/visual equipment including microphones, cameras, iphones, ipads, tripods, hard drives, batteries, memory cards, etc.

  • Free printing services: programs, brochures, postcards.

  • Pro-Bono Legal services.

  • Pro-Bono PR and Advertising support.

  • Printer paper, office-cleaning supplies

  • Retail gift cards to purchase educational supplies, costume items, and construction materials.

  • Introductions to funders who share our values. Who should we know about, and who should know about us?

Government, Corporate and Community Giving

Youth Performance Company (YPC), is a world class, award-winning theatre and media arts producers, that develops and empowers young actors, singers, dancers, writers and production designers, to reach their artistic potential and become community leaders. Young artists participate in all aspects of creating cutting-edge performances, including writing, directing, building sets and designing costumes.

Many of YPC’s artists have gone on to professional careers in the arts or have used their experiences to become leaders in our community as business owners, elected officials, educators, healthcare practitioners, and social activists.

Families from all over the Twin Cities have come to rely on the fresh and exciting mainstage shows that are produced each season by YPC for over 33 years. In addition, kids from kindergarten through high school enroll in YPC’s classes in acting, singing, dancing, improv, and stage combat.

Artistic Director Jacie Knight founded Youth Performance Company in 1989 with a firm belief that young people are capable of artistic excellence. She had a vision that teens and young adults could have a voice in the creative process, become empowered as leaders, and produce theatre with the highest standards of artistic excellence. YPC continues to keep young artists center stage while holding professional artistic quality as a measure of success.

YPC’s Annual Fundraising Gala at the Metropolitan Ballroom

Join us for our new season announcement, a performance from our young artists, and an opportunity to celebrate young artists in the Twin Cities. All proceeds from this event go toward funding for our upcoming season including, but not limited to: licensing for productions, sets, costumes, space rental, and educational programming. We are so grateful to all of our donors who keep us up and running!

Event includes a silent auction, cocktail hour, dinner, performance, and more!

Cattle Call is in the Spring, but we accept donations year round! Click the button below to support local young artists!