To make your tax credit contribution online with a credit card for either OMA or other Fine and Performing Arts programs, go to TUSD's online tax credit web page. There is a list of Opening Minds through the Arts schools here and for more information about tax credit click here.
To make your tax credit donation by mail, make out the check to the school of your choice. If you want your donation to apply to the OMA program, please mail the check to TUSD OMA Program, 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719. For tax credit donations for band, orchestra, and other programs, mail the check to your chosen school.
In the memo section of the check, you should indicate the program you would like to have your money assist. If you make a donation to the school's Fine and Performing Arts program, you should further indicate your area of interest by listing Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA), music, band, orchestra, drama, dance, or visual arts.
As an Arizona resident, a tax credit contribution of up to $400 may be given to a school of your choice ($200 for a single individual or head of household, $400 for married couples filing a joint return, $200 if married filing separately). If you make a donation of up to $400 to an approved public school program, you may take the sum as a credit against your State taxes. This is not a tax deduction -- it is a tax credit which reduces your State tax dollar for dollar. You do not have to have a child in the school system to claim this tax credit.
If you have any questions regarding the Tax Credit Donation for Fine Arts in Tucson Unified School District schools, please call (520) 225-4900.
TUSD Fine and Performing Arts is currently working with volunteers from a variety of different backgrounds. Our volunteer group, AVA (Active Volunteers for the Arts), is helping TUSD Fine Arts with various projects including teaching lessons in the ARTSmobile and researching artifacts.
If you are interested in volunteering for any part of the TUSD Fine Arts program please inquire at (520) 225-4900.
Any type of donation is welcomed and greatly needed by TUSD Fine and Performing Arts. Cash donations are most helpful, but donations such as art supplies, costumes, musical instruments, set building materials, artifacts, and works of art are also appreciated. Checks may be made to TUSD Fine Arts and mailed to the following address:
TUSD Fine and Performing Arts, 2025 E. Winsett St., Tucson, AZ 85719
For all other donations please call (520) 225-4900.