$217,000 for 2017 – Daniel Island Performing Arts Center

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Have you ever wanted an opportunity to directly participate in the growth of the arts community in Charleston? This is your chance to contribute directly to the development of an exciting new theatre that will serve those in Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, and the surrounding communities with not only an incredibly diverse program of performances, but also with educational and community outreach classes, events, and meeting and rehearsal spaces.

The Daniel Island Performing Arts Center (DIPAC) will offer theatre, dance, opera, jazz and other musical performances by local, regional, and national acts, as well as a beautiful venue for art exhibitions, film festivals, community gatherings, and educational programs such as acting, dance, and singing classes, summer camps, after school programs, and youth productions. "DIPAC will be a perfect addition to the thriving family-based community that exists on Daniel Island," says Matt Sloan, President of the Daniel Island Company. "It will serve as a major gathering and event space for those who live and play on and around Daniel Island and will perfectly complement the Volvo Car Stadium and MUSC Health Stadium. It’s going to be cool, fun, and will draw people from all over the region, nationally and beyond."

The Daniel Island Performing Arts Center will add considerable national prestige to the performing arts community in Charleston by becoming the first destination theatre in South Carolina and the first to receive the prestigious League of Resident Theatres (LORT) designation. There are only 72 such theatres in the country, with just seven located in the Southeast. DIPAC founder Mary Gould notes that “LORT theatres are incubators for Broadway productions, are eligible for regional Tony awards, and expand opportunities for performing artists living and working in the community.”

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said:

“DIPAC will be another great asset to our performing arts community. It will have a significant economic impact and, perhaps even more importantly, provide many opportunities for artists who have chosen to live and work in Charleston. We are delighted to welcome this project, which will enhance our thriving arts scene.”

This is a unique opportunity to become an integral part of the vibrant Charleston arts scene by contributing to the development of a theatre that will quickly become nationally recognized. Imagine the pride you and your community will feel when a play produced on Daniel Island receives a Tony Award or, better yet, finds its way to the bright lights of Broadway -- and YOU helped make that happen!

What is the Daniel Island Performing Arts Center?

400 seat proscenium Theatre, , and several flexible performance spaces

Combined Indoor Lobby / Outdoor Plazas for Community events

Is my contribution tax deductible?

Yes. DIPAC is a 501 (c) 3) nonprofit organization which means your contribution is tax deductible.

Why Daniel Island?

Daniel Island is a rapidly growing community with an expected population of 18,000 residents and 12,000 workers by 2020.

It is already a destination community for events such as the Volvo Car tennis tournament and musical events at Volvo Car Stadium and Charleston Battery soccer at the MUSC Health Stadium.

It is equidistant from the cities of Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant each of which are less than 20 minutes away and easily reachable from each city via I-526.

The DIPAC Theatre fly tower will be visible from I-526 which carries 85,000 vehicles daily.

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