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

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.

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

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.

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.

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