We offer a variety of sponsorships designed to fit your interests, ensure you maximum exposure for your investment, and support the vital work of the Conference.

Take advantage of these opportunities to promote yourself or your artists; advertise your Spotlight or independent showcase; share information about a new series or upcoming event; or let everyone know about your funding opportunities.

Why sponsor? Our opportunities help both artists, managers, agents, and presenting organizations increase visibility before and during the Conference.

For sponsorship packages and questions, contact Katie DePew at 612.238.8011 or [email protected].

Performance Sponsorships

performers dance on a stage at the 2014 Arts Midwest Conference
Rhythmic Circus, represented by Robin Klinger Entertainment, performing at the 2014 Arts Midwest Conference as the Brunch Performance sponsor. Photo by Joshua Feist.

Luncheon: (Date TBD)

(sponsor pending)
The Luncheon sponsorship is heavily sought after every year. You or your artist will perform in front of hundreds of presenters at this full-Conference gathering.

Brunch: Date TBD

(sponsor pending)
Host the final event before the last session in the Marketplace and gain exclusive visibility for yourself or your artists.

Spotlight Showcase: Date TBD

(sponsor pending)
A prime opportunity to gain visibility among hundreds of presenters at the Spotlight Showcases.

Performance sponsors are chosen on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in future opportunities or adding your name to the waiting list, please contact Colleen McLaughlin, director of external relations.

Hospitality Sponsorships

people gathered at in the lobby of the Marcus Center in Milwaukee, WI for the Arts Midwest Conference closing party
2016 Conference attendees wrapped up another successful conference by gathering for the closing party at the Marcus Center for the Performing arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Joshua Feist.

Opening Party: Monday, August 28

(sponsor pending)
Kick off the Conference right by being the first to welcome your colleagues and friends to the 2017 Conference at the Opening Party.

Closing Party: Thursday, August 31

(sponsor pending)
Celebrate another successful Conference as the Closing Party sponsor and leave a lasting impression on everyone in the room.

Charging Station

(sponsor pending)
Keep your colleagues connected during the Conference. Every time your colleagues check their e-mail at the tech lounge and recharge they will be reminded of your generous sponsorship.

Product Sponsorships

clockwise from left: woman carrying tote bag with sponsor logo, notepad with chinese writing; and basket of mints with sponsor logo
Tote bag, notepads, and mints sponsored at the Arts Midwest Conference. Left and bottom right photos by Joshua Feist. Top right photo by Tiffany Rodgers.

Place your name at everyone’s fingertips by customizing one of the take-away items listed below, distributed to attendees onsite.

Tote Bags (sponsor pending)
Pen Investment: $2,500
Notepad Investment: $2,250
Name Tag Lanyards (sponsor pending)
Post-it Notes (sponsor pending)
Mints (sponsor pending)

Promotion Sponsorships

from left: folded marketplace map, business card size pocket schedule, and notebook size folded booking calendar
Marketplace maps, pocket schedules, and booking calendars offer opportunities for promotional sponsorship at the Arts Midwest Conference. Photos by Joshua Feist.

Hotel Key Cards

(sponsor pending)
Publicize your logo and exhibit number on the room key cards for the Conference hotel and ensure your name is on everyone’s mind from morning until night.

Pocket Schedule

Investment: $1,750
A must-have for every attendee, the handy pocket-sized schedule fits inside the name tags and offers easy reference and high visibility.

Booking Calendar

Investment: $1,250
Stay on everyone’s mind during and after the Conference with this two-year performance calendar—complete with major holidays and space to plan your tours and seasons.

Marketplace Map

(three sponsors pending, no opportunities remaining)
Highlight your exhibit space (and logo!) on the printed Marketplace map and direct attendees right to your agency. An easy, low-cost way to increase foot traffic and visibility.

Education Sponsorships

new colleagues gather at a round table at the Conference
New Colleagues gather at the 2016 Arts Midwest Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Joshua Feist.

New Colleague Program

(sponsor pending)
Promote your agency to new Arts Midwest Conference colleagues by supporting the New Colleague Program. It’s a great way to get your name in front of new attendees during the Conference at orientation and before the Conference during our webinars.

Professional Development

Investment: $300 per day (Non-exclusive opportunity)
A core part of the Conference, we offer more than 30 professional development sessions throughout our four-day event. Place your logo on our session signs for one or more days of the Conference and take advantage of all the traffic as people attend these valued Conference offerings.

Arts Midwest is always open to new and creative suggestions for sponsorship opportunities and partnerships.