Muncie Civic’s mission to enrich the whole community through performance, education, and outreach requires a commitment to programming that reaches everyone regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or mental and physical ability. Securing campaign funds to provide for renovated and expanded spaces needed for programming will allow Muncie Civic to focus more of its future operating income toward increasing and improving programs. Reallocation of a large percentage of the operating budget toward the mission, rather than fixing the building, will allow for an improved production season, expansion of the Youth Theatre Education League, and advancement of the partnerships with other community organizations.
A successful Capital Campaign will provide Muncie Civic Theatre with a secure and stabile building with safe and accessible spaces needed to grow Barrier-Free Theatre, Playback Theatre, and Survivor Voices, thus allowing Muncie Civic to achieve its mission of enriching the whole community. It will also allow Muncie Civic to focus on providing impactful and transformative theatrical experiences for generations to come. Muncie Civic will be educating future patrons, donors, and participants in the arts, while making an immediate impact on Downtown Muncie and beyond through productions, education, and outreach.
Muncie Civic Theatre is committed to the Boyce Block building and its historical significance and role in Muncie. The Boyce Block building has been the site of many firsts in Muncie, the state, and the region (the first cast iron and brick building in town, the first electric marquee sign in the state, the first organization to offer Barrier-Free programming outside of Kansas), and Muncie Civic believes a building with more functional and historically compatible spaces will lead to many more firsts. Through these future firsts, the Boyce Block building and Muncie Civic Theatre will play a vital role in the economic vitality of Downtown Muncie.