Overture Center for the Arts has been Madison’s home for the arts for more than 15 years. Temporarily closing our doors to the community was an extremely difficult decision; however, prioritizing the safety of our guests, staff, volunteers and artists comes first.

As a non-profit organization, Overture relies on the people we serve—every dollar matters and YOU make a difference. This has never been more true than right now. During this time of event closures, as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we need you.

In our Intermission Campaign, we aim to raise $1.5 million to help cover operating expenses, support digital programming and ensure we are able to continue our mission to support and elevate our community’s creative culture, economy and quality of life through the arts. And now you can double your impact! In a challenge to the community, an anonymous donor has committed to match all gifts made to our Intermission Campaign through December 31, 2020. All cash and pledged gifts from individuals, businesses, grants and foundations will be counted, including ticket donations. Please consider making a gift to Overture Center today. With your help, we’ll be right back!

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is designed to help you and others deal with economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The law includes a few provisions that make it easier and more beneficial to support Overture Center during 2020:

- Allowing a charitable deduction of up to $300 ($600 for married couples), even if you don’t itemize.
- Temporarily suspending the requirements for required minimum distributions from IRA accounts for the 2020 tax year. But, if you are 70 ½ or older, you can still make a gift from you IRA and pay no income taxes on the gift.
- Allowing for cash contributions to qualified charities to be deducted by up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for 2020, if you itemize.

We can’t wait to welcome you back soon to this treasured community gathering space.