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     It’s no doubt that arts organizations such as the Tipton Arts Council, would not be able to exist without the support they receive from their community. For nonprofit organizations, local support is the most important. When you support your local art centers, museums, galleries and the like, here’s what you are doing for your community:

Creating Culture

When you think of some of the most culturally diverse and renowned cities on Earth, they all have at least one thing in common: the arts. From local galleries to life-size wall murals, community theaters and large Broadway like theaters, a community full of art is a community full of culture. Research has even shown that cities that emphasize art have more civic and social engagement, better child welfare and even lower poverty rates.


Stimulating Business

Arts organizations stimulate business and economic growth in a community. The creative industries throughout the United States employ nearly 3 million people and make up around 4 percent of the nation’s businesses. These businesses and the creative people they employ, empower and support encourage innovation while playing a vital part in building and sustaining a local economy. Each year, non-profit arts and culture organizations alone pump an estimated $60 billion into the national economy.


Driving Tourism

One of the most extraordinary things about art is its capability of turning any region into a choice tourism destination. Part of this ability comes from art’s wide appeal. From seniors to children, there are ways for everyone to engage in and learn from art. Every day, more than 100,000 nonprofit arts and culture organizations serve as the foundation of our nation’s tourism industry.


Inspiring Young Minds

For art to remain a significant part of our society, we must pass it along to the younger generations. Art centers across the country do this by providing classes, programs and summer camps where youth go to learn, grow and create. It has even been found that children who receive education in the arts have higher GPAs, better test scores and lower dropout rates. By inspiring and encouraging children to embrace their individual creativity, we give the resources they need to succeed in life.


Why Donate to the Tipton Arts Council?

Your contributions are what allow us to carry out our mission of stimulating awareness and appreciation of the arts. It is because of our gracious donors that we can support and showcase deserving artists, provide exceptional education for our students and inspire a local culture of creative and innovative thinkers. We provide donors with a variety donation options, from advertising to yearly memberships. We appreciate your continued support of our local arts community.


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Your donations to the Ruffin Theater are 100% tax deductible and are used to operate the Historic Ruffin Theater and produce works of art that provide theatrical opportunities for our community members both on and off the stage.

There are many opportunities to help with the theater from selling popcorn at one of our events, fundraising for restoration, or serving on one of the several committees that help with the day-to-day functioning of the theater.

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