ON Media Publications is committed to contributing to the health and vitality of our community. The arts, culture and leisure sectors are essential to our state’s ability to create an environment of innovation and sustainability. They are an economic asset that stimulates business activity, attracts tourism revenue, retains a high-quality work force and stabilizes property values. In partnership with a robust marketplace, each sector contributes to the competitive edge and cultural capital of Arizona.
This is a principle which resonates with ON Media Publications. ON Media and its employees are committed to doing good things in the local community and giving back through ON Media’s preferred charity, Act One. Throughout the year, we actively support non-profit organizations that work to improve our community’s quality of life.
About Act One:
In Arizona, schools increasingly do not have funds for educational arts field trips, and this is especially the case for Title 1 schools in low-income communities. Thanks to the generosity of donors across the state, Act One annually provides the opportunity for more than 40,000 children in lower-income schools to experience arts performances and exhibitions through field trips to professional theatres and museums. In addition to paying for the tickets, Act One covers the cost of bus transportation for students.
Founded in 2011 by Mac and Russ Perlich, Act One is governed by a board of directors and managed by a small professional staff. Act One has grown to provide access to the arts for more than 530,000 children and families in Arizona each year. Through the field trip program, more than 130,000 students have experienced the arts since its founding, and the Act One Culture Pass allows library cardholders at 60 Arizona libraries the opportunity to check out free passes to 53 performing and visual arts organizations.
To learn more about Act One, check out this video or go to their website at www.act1az.org.