Every Donation Makes a Difference


As a non-profit organization, Island Moving Company depends on the support of the community to ensure that everyone has access to great art.

Your contributions to IMC to support our dancers and program staff who work to ensure that everyone can get connected to great dance. With your generosity, you are contributing to a lively landscape of dance, performance, and the arts, while retaining the unique traditions which make Newport and Rhode Island special.

Consider a gift to IMC and ensure that the performances, educational programming, and outreach work we do continues on. Your gift to our new Fund for Young Dancers provides supplies and studio space for students and their teachers, allowing students from under-served communities in Newport to attend classes free of charge.

Donors enjoy the perks of being an integral part of IMC. Join fellow dance lovers at our amazing and exclusive donor events, receive pre-sale ticket alerts with access to premium VIP seating for any performance, and see your name listed in all show programs. Our intimate performances in iconic Newport landscapes and architectural treasures are the inspiration for the close connection our dancers can make with our audiences and patrons. Join our celebration of Great Dance in Great Places.

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  • Season Sponsor

    $10,000 – Don’t miss a beat with everything planned for our 35th season. Season Sponsorship includes two tickets to each of our season’s performances plus a table for ten, right on the dance floor for our amazing summer gala. Invitations to all our open rehearsals plus special opportunities to meet our artists.

  • Benefactor

    $5,000 – Commission a new work for the Company with a commissioner credit each time we perform the work your generosity helped produce. Enjoy special opportunities to meet the dancers and visiting artists.

  • Mentor

    $2,500 – Makes possible a tailored artist residency combining music, language arts, math and dance for one elementary school.

    Receive notifications of open rehearsals, cast parties and other events, as well as opportunities to see our innovative programs in action in the schools.

  • Collaborator

    $1,000 – Sponsors a collaborating artist at our Open for Dancing festival of site specific dance.  Enjoy special access to the creative process during one of the dance world’s most innovative meldings of landscape and dance.

    Benefits include invitations to open rehearsals and all IMC events.

  • Supporter

    $500 – Sponsors tuition assistance for a student for a semester of ballet classes at Newport Academy of Ballet

  • Enthusiast

    $100 – Provides tights, shoes and leotards for the students in our Pell School Class.

  • Robert Alfandre Fund for New Works

    Be part of the creation of new works for Island Moving Co.  This fund, which honors a generous donor, is used at the discretion of the Artistic Director for exciting new projects.  Name the fund in the “information” box on the final page of your gift transaction and join other visionaries in supporting the Company’s core mission.

  • Fund for Young Dancers

    Join a growing group of donors inspired by IMC’s purchase of the Newport Academy of Ballet, contributing funds to allow students on tuition assistance at the Academy to continue their studies without interruption as NAB combines with IMC.

  • Planned Giving

    Keep the Arts Alive, Today & Tomorrow, with Planned Giving. Planned gifts are most commonly conveyed as a bequest through a final will, but you may wish to speak with your advisers about other vehicles, such as Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Donor Managed Investment Accounts, Pooled Income Funds, Retained Life Estates, Testamentary Life Incomes, and more.