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Happy Give to the Max Day!

November 14th, 2019

Your support is powering a promising year of transformation, as we take what is beloved about MayDay and bring it into a new form that will be more deeply sustainable, equitable, and accessible. All the ways you’ve supported MayDay and HOBT over the years have brought us to this moment of great opportunity, thank you!

This year for Give to the Max, we want to thank YOU for all the ways you have support HOBT & MayDay these 45 years! Join us November 14th at 6:30pm for Metomorpho*sip: a relaxed evening of drinks and puppet fun to celebrate the generosity of our community at East Lake Brewery.

Fly on over to East Lake Brewery for a fun night of drinks, new puppet works, puppet photo booth and more! More details here. 

Donate Today!

Like a caterpillar in a cocoon, HOBT has entered an exciting season of transformation as we take a year off from producing MayDay in 2020. We are connecting with artists, friends, and neighbors to carry what is most beloved about MaDay into the future, in 2021 and beyond. 

We are investing all our energy in creating a more equitable and accessible MayDay Celebration because we know the joy and creativity of MayDay is essential to our community. We have deep trust and hope for what we will create together!

This metamorphosis is not a period of rest. It is a continuation of the community and spirit of abundance that has shaped HOBT’s MayDay these 45 years. Your support is more important than ever as we practice liberation and align our organization with our deepest values: creativity, equity, empathy, and interconnection. 

Click below to give OR mail a check to HOBT, 1500 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is made possible by YOUR donations!

Want to make a gift in memory of someone?

Either mail a check to the theater with a letter explaining your wishes - OR - make the gift online and email your instructions to us at [email protected]

HOBT is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Become a Heartbeats Donor!

What is Heartbeats?

Heartbeats is a monthly sustaining donation that provides a reliable financial base that allows us to continue our work with the community.

What are the advantages of Heartbeats?

PAPERLESS! If you become a Heartbeats donor, you can choose to no longer receive our paper appeal mailings! You will receive one statement in January with a summary of your giving history for tax purposes (and your annual magnet).

Smaller monthly contributions! Do you normally give $100 a year? Break that down to a manageable $9 a month donation and you have hit your $100 mark (actually its $108, for you math geniuses out there!). This is a great way to make your donations more financially manageable!

Free tickets to Heart of the Beast Shows! Every Heartbeats donor will be entered into a monthly drawing for two free tickets to any Heart of the Beast show. These tickets will not expire, so you can use them anytime, for any show!

Celebrating 45 years of MayDay

We give deep gratitude to all of you who have shaped, supported, and embodied the work of MayDay for so many years.

MayDay challenges us to envision the world as it could be and challenges us to step authentically into that vision. With ART as a tool, we are able to generate much joy, hold immense pain, weave community. We recognize that our very lives depend on finding each other, upholding each other.

In defiance of all that seeks to divide us, this act of building community is indeed sacred and transformative, complex, radical, and powerful.

Your support lays the foundation for the future of Mayday. Please contribute generously!

THANK YOU to our funders and friends!

Many thanks to the hundreds of individuals who have joined Heartbeats, made monthly sustaining gifts, made Give to the Max donations, and contributed time and resources to support HOBT programming this year. The Board, Staff, Artists and Volunteers sincerely THANK YOU for your continuing generosity.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Minnesota State Arts Board – Operating Support
  • Minnesota State Arts Board – Arts Access Program
  • Jerome Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • Hugh J. Andersen Foundation
  • HRK Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Community Foundation
  • Still Ain’t Satisfied
  • Target
  • Fidelity Charitable Funds
  • Community Shares of Minnesota
  • Troutman-Blumenshine Family Fund
  • Cy and Paula DeCosse Fund
  • Phoebe and Maureen Trepp – Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association Inc.
  • Mississippi Watershed Management Organization
  • One Minneapolis Fund

All photos by Max Haynes

Want to make a gift in memory of someone?

Either mail a check to the theater with a letter explaining your wishes - OR - make the gift online and email your instructions to us at [email protected]

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