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

As a contributor, you join HOBT's board members, staff, scores of artists, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of supporters as part of the remarkable community working together toward HOBT's mission to bring people together for the common good through the power of puppet and mask performance.

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

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.

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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.

We need your financial support now to celebrate fully this 45th Mayday, and to lay the foundation for the future of Mayday. Please contribute generously!

Support MayDay

On March 4th HOBT launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for the MayDay budget!

The MayDay Parade and Festival is about all of us-- our unique identities, our stories, and the art that connects us, inspires us, and empowers us.

Your donation will help HOBT gather the needed funds for this year’s MayDay festivities, and allow the public to help determine with the MayDay Parade and Festival could become in the future!

We made it halfway to our goal and still have a ways to go -- this campaign is now over, and the best way is to give right here on our website!

Curt Dalken, Malia Brandt, Jeff Hoffmann, Anne Sawyer, Arnold L Hamel III, Celia Swanson, Anonymous, Penelope Snipper, Shannon Puechner, terri tacheny, Elizabeth Polter, Christopher Raudenbush, Natalie Locke, Ellyn W (1)

The annual MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival will take place Sunday, May 5th, marking the unofficial first day of spring for so many Minnesotans. More than 60,000 people are expected to come together on the streets of Powderhorn Park, under the first scents of lilacs, and honor 45 years of celebrating community, art, and re-imagining a better world, together.

You've heard the news, In the Heart of the Beast needs help raising money for our annual MayDay Celebration. This is your chance to help protect MayDay for generations to come!

MayDay 2019 will be an amazing celebration of all that has been and all that is to come. What does MayDay mean to you? Could you invest $10 for each year you've attended? Give today!


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!

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]