Transform your passion into purpose by supporting DAI in our mission to empower young creatives in filmmaking, music, and audio production. By contributing to our fundraising efforts, you can help us secure a $110,000 building expansion grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

With a goal of raising $44,000 by March 31st, 2024, we aim to start construction for the expansion and complete it by September 2024. Your initial donation, coupled with your ongoing monthly giving, will pave the way for a sustainable future, allowing us to mentor and train the next generation of artistic visionaries. Join us today and make a lasting impact on the future of creativity.

Learn more about our studio expansion project…


DAI won a MS Arts Commission $110k grant and is raising funds for a required partial match. Consider helping us reach our goal.

Make a Recurring Donation

At DAI, we believe in the power of creativity and the impact it can have on individuals and communities. Our mission is to provide a platform for artists to express themselves and to support their artistic journey. With a recurring donation, you become a vital part of our mission, ensuring that artists have the necessary resources and opportunities to thrive. Join us in fostering a vibrant arts community and making a lasting difference through the transformative power of art. Together, we create a world where imagination knows no bounds.

Make a Single One-Time Donation

Join our community and make a difference. Every contribution, large or small, adds up to create meaningful change among our creative student community. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Join us today and become part of the team.

General Giving

DAI is always raising money for multiple programs including the Desoto Film Festival. We appreciate you and your ongoing giving which allows us to serve more people in our community.

Secure Donations via Stripe are sent directly to DAI.

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!  Now click that button!!!


Businesses and individuals can support DAI with recurring donations, DeSoto Film Festival Program Ads, and more. See what we can offer in exchange for your donation in our Sponsor Packet below.

More Ways to Give Back

Kroger Community Rewards

Wanna help DAI raise funds? Connect your Kroger Plus card to DAI. It costs you nothing and it’s simple to do at

Log in, Click Enroll, and search for Desoto Arts Institute. Kroger will then donate a percentage every time you shop and scan your card. This is at no additional cost to you. Do it now and help us with our mission!