SPONSOR

David Blount, City of Raleigh

Sponsor

Artsplosure presentations offer sponsors unique opportunities to build name and brand recognition and to interact with potential customers. Because of the broad demographic and geographic reach of Artsplosure festivals, its sponsors are viewed as being good corporate citizens, employers and advocates for building better communities.

 
Contact Executive Director Michael Lowder at rmlowder@artsplosure.org or (919) 832-8699 ext. 801 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
 

 

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor of First Night® Raleigh and Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival: $25,000

The highest level of sponsor recognition including:

        • Prominent logo placement on all festival-related publications and marketing materials, including official program guides, posters, volunteer recruitment postcards and First Night Raleigh point-of-purchase materials.
        • Company links on Artsplosure’s three web sites (artsplosure.org, firstnightraleigh.com, and raleighartsfestival.com)
        • Company logo on main stage banners and signs at each festival
        • Company logo on all large format newspaper and periodical advertising; company listed on small format advertising
        • Company logo in one version of television spot
        • An information booth at both festivals
        • Numerous acknowledgements from Main Stage during the course of the festivals, and opportunity to address audience from Main Stage
        • Invitations to festival sponsor and patron receptions
        • 50 First Night Raleigh admission buttons, with additional buttons offered at a discount
        • Two festival t-shirts or comparable festival mementos

 

 

Major Sponsor of First Night Raleigh or Artsplosure – The Raleigh Arts Festival: $10,000

Benefits include:

        • Logo placement in secondary position to Presenting Sponsors on all festival-related publications and marketing materials
        • Company links on either raleighartsfestival.com or firstnightraleigh.com
        • Company logo in secondary position on Main Stage banners and signs at each festival
        • Company logo in secondary position on all large format newspaper and periodical advertising; company listed on small format advertising
        • Information booth at the event
        • Numerous acknowledgements from Main Stage during the course of the festival
        • Invitations to festival sponsor and patron receptions
        • If applicable, 35 First Night Raleigh Admission buttons with additional buttons offered at a discount
        • Two festival t-shirts or comparable mementos

 

 

Feature Program Sponsor: $4,000 to $8,000

Company receives title recognition of a feature activity, such as Kidsplosure, The Art Market or a special large-scale art installation at Artsplosure; or the Children’s Celebration, Early Countdown, Fireworks at Midnight or the People’s Procession at First Night Raleigh.

 
Benefits include:

        • Logo in tertiary position to Presenting Sponsors on all festival-related publications and marketing materials
        • Company links on either raleighartsfestival.com or firstnightraleigh.com
        • Company logo on feature activity banners and signs
        • Company logo in third position on all large format newspaper and periodical advertising; company listed on small format advertising
        • Information booth at the event
        • If applicable, periodic acknowledgement from stage at site
        • Invitations to festival sponsor and patron receptions
        • If applicable, 25 First Night Raleigh admission buttons with additional buttons offered at a discount
        • Two festival t-shirts or comparable mementos

 

 

Activity Sponsor: $1,000 to $3,000

Activities can be one of 30 performance or interactive venues at First Night Raleigh, a commissioned visual art installation or activity at either festival or an educational outreach initiative.

 
Benefits include:

        • Acknowledgement in the festival program guide
        • Logo on on-site signs at the activity
        • If applicable, periodical acknowledgements from stage at site
        • Invitations to festival sponsor and patron receptions
        • If applicable, 10 First Night Raleigh Admission buttons with additional buttons offered at a discount
        • One festival t-shirt or comparable festival memento

 

 

Exhibitor: $1,000 to $3,500

Artsplosure allows a limited number of commercial entities opportunities to test market products or services or prospecting for clients in a high traffic location within the festival footprint. No sales are permitted. Price is determined by traffic volume potential and size of the exhibitor’s self-contained display or booth.

 
In addition, the exhibitor receives:

        • A complimentary 10 X 10 foot tent. Charges apply to larger tents
        • Acknowledgement in the festival brochure as a general sponsor
        • One festival t-shirt or comparable festival memento