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ARENA DANCES seeks Event/Benefit Fundraising Committee

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ARENADANCES seeks creative souls with a heart for contemporary dance to join our actively growing board!

In this position, you will be able to utilize your event management skills to execute fundraising and donor stewardship events for one of the most successful dance organizations in Minnesota. Founded in 1995 by Mathew Janczewski, ARENADANCES premiers cutting edge contemporary dance, innovative programming - from educational outreach to activism panels and arts development meetings - and brings dynamic vision to the Twin Cities’ vibrant arts community.

At least two-three years of progressive experience with cultivating in-kind donations, corporate philanthropy, donor development, and community engagement are required. Previous board experience, nonprofit experience, and event certification(s) is a plus!

Our board members contribute 10-15 hours per month towards the development and support of ARENADANCES’ mission to make dance accessible to all through the presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings to inspire, promote dialogue and diversity. Come join us to network, share and build your knowledge and skills.

Join ARENADANCES’ team and experience this unique way to engage with the performing arts! Send your resume and a brief letter of interest to arenadances@gmail.com. While we are always looking for talented additions, preference will be given to applications before September 30, 2020.

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PO BOX 50261, Minneapolis, MN 55405, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1995, the mission of ARENA DANCES is to make dance accessible to all through the presentation of contemporary dance, educational outreach, and community gatherings to inspire, promote dialogue and diversity. Mathew Janczewski's Artist Statement: My responsibility as an artist is to ask questions and incite awakening, both in myself and my collaborators, through the making of work, and in my audience, through their experience of performance. Innovation and experimentation have been central concerns in my work. I seek to balance this need for personal discovery and growth with a responsibility I have to my audience. A central challenge in contemporary dance is the degree to which it has become rarefied and dislocated from the culture in which it exists. In fighting against this, I am deeply concerned with making my work relevant to the public that I am addressing.


ARENA DANCES is a contemporary dance company performing the work of Mathew Janczewski. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions, exploring the depths and the limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. Just as our emotions can veer wildly, ARENA incorporates a highly kinetic style of movement, a sweeping physicality that takes in a broad range of feelings and the posturings we may make to protect ourselves in the world. The work springs first from Mathew’s own experiences; then, through the movement and structure, ARENA seeks to find a form to give those experiences both truth and commonality.

Arts & Culture
Board Development


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Support
  • Program Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Business Development
  • Group Facilitation




  • 10-15 hours per month

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