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Kindle creativity by providing sustainable support of our vibrant arts community with a donation to the ArtsKC Fund.

An annual contribution of $120 or more qualifies you as an ArtsKC Encounter member, eligible for free and discounted tickets to behind-the-scenes arts events! Check out the links below for more information. If you have questions or are interested in starting a workplace giving campaign at your company, click here or contact Lydia Allen at Allen@ArtsKC.org or 816.994.9223.

If you would prefer to make your donation via check or make a pledge, download the ArtsKC Fund Pledge Form, complete, and return to ArtsKC, ATTN: Lydia Allen.

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To make a donation, please contact Lydia Allen, ArtsKC Fund Manager, at (816) 994-9223 or Allen@ArtsKC.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

When you sponsor an ArtsKC Fund event, you showcase your company’s commitment to our community’s quality of life and economic vitality, plus receive exclusive benefits! Your tax-deductible contribution is re-invested in the artists, arts organizations, and arts programs that make Kansas City vibrant.

ArtsKC Fund General Sponsorship Benefits

You can support the ArtsKC Fund in a variety of ways. From engaging employees in a workplace giving campaign to making a tax-deductible donation, or elevating your brand through an event sponsorship, there is something for organizations of all types and sizes! Your donation will be invested in the local arts community to impact a broad range of activities that strengthen our local economy and help attract a vibrant and innovative workforce.

ArtsKC Encounter Program Sponsorship Options

The ArtsKC Encounter program offers a backstage pass to Kansas City’s vibrant arts community. Each Encounter event provides a behind-the-scenes arts event, and includes cocktails and appetizers. Experiences may include a tour at an artist’s studio, a glimpse of a dress rehearsal, or the chance to meet the directors, choreographers, and technicians who make Kansas City’s performances magical. Encounter events are attended by young professionals and arts supporters, and each Encounter hosts between 50 and 100 people.

ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration Sponsorship Options

The ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration is an exciting, intimate awards ceremony and celebration of the Campaign fundraising total for the ArtsKC Fund. Attendees have the opportunity to mingle with lead donors, corporate supporters, and grant recipients. Awards are presented to the top seven outstanding workplace giving companies and the grand total for the ArtsKC Fund is announced.

Corporate Involvement

Companies and organizations can support the ArtsKC Fund in a variety of ways! From engaging employees in a workplace giving campaign to making a tax-deductible donation, or elevating your brand through an event sponsorship, there is something for organizations of all types and sizes! Your support impacts a broad range of arts activities that strengthen our local economy and help attract a vibrant and innovative workforce. 100% of your donation to the ArtsKC Fund will be re-invested in the local arts community!

Specific investment opportunities are listed below. For more information contact Lydia Allen at Allen@ArtsKC.org or (816) 994-9223.

Host a Workplace Giving Campaign

  • ArtsKC provides all campaign materials, marketing guides, onsite support, and tips to make your workplace giving campaign easy, fun, and successful!
  • We’ll help you develop fun employee engagement opportunities as part of your campaign, such as hosting an internal art show, putting on performances, or organizing unique arts outings.
  • Utilize a variety of donation options: payroll deduction, paper form submission, online donations, one-time or recurring, and ArtsKC Encounter program membership.

Engage your Employees in the ArtsKC Encounter Program

  • The backstage pass to KC’s vibrant arts community. Members access behind-the-scenes events that showcase individual artists, organizations, and programs throughout the region. Each event includes food and cocktails.
  • Great for your company’s Young Professionals: Many of our Encounter events are geared specifically to young professionals and are presented in partnership with area young professional groups, providing a built-in network for the Millennials you’ve already recruited, and those you are looking to hire from elsewhere.
  • Include the program as part of your employee benefits package by contributing to the Fund at one of the levels listed below.

Sponsor an Event that Benefits the ArtsKC Fund

  • ArtsKC Encounter Program, July 2016-June 2017 – Our backstage access program for members and supporters of the ArtsKC Fund. Help us provide this vital employee and arts engagement in Kansas City! Sponsorships start at $5,000 and include exclusive marketing, branding, and outreach benefits that result in more than 880,000 impressions for your brand!
  • ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration, 25 July 2017 – The Closing Celebration is an exciting, intimate awards ceremony and celebration of the Campaign fundraising total for the ArtsKC Fund. Attendees mingle with lead donors, corporate supporters, and grant recipients. Awards are presented to outstanding workplace giving companies and the total for the ArtsKC Fund Campaign is announced.

Make a Contribution

  • Streamline your giving to the arts and demonstrate your commitment to our creative economy with a gift to the ArtsKC Fund. We’ll ensure your donation dollars are well-invested in the most exceptional artists, arts organizations, and arts programs in our region.
Donation Benefits by Investment Level

Enjoy benefits for your donation at the following levels:
(Benefits are cumulative, based on total investment in the ArtsKC Fund from workplace giving, corporate contributions, and event sponsorships.)

Cultural Partner
$50,000 +
All Arts Leader Benefits Plus…

  • Logo on ArtsKCGo.com, ArtsKC’s Regional Cultural Portal to the arts, launching Spring 2017
  • Logo featured in Cultural Partners section of ArtsKC.org
  • Corporate Table at the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon (seats up to 10 people)
Arts Leader
$25,000
All Arts Advocate Benefits Plus…

  • Company article in quarterly print donor newsletter – Unleashed
  • 60 complimentary tickets for corporate use to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Ten (10) tickets to the invitation-only ArtsKC Patron Party
  • Ten (10) tickets to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2017
Arts Advocate
$10,000
Recognition in the ArtsKC Fund
Leadership Circle of Giving
  • Logo included in print materials for the ArtsKC Annual Campaign
  • Logo on ArtsKC Fund Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • Logo in ArtsKC Annual Report
  • Logo on ArtsKC.org homepage for 12 months
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition on digital communications
  • 36 complimentary tickets for corporate use to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Six (6) tickets to the invitation-only ArtsKC  Patron Party
  • Six (6) tickets to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2017
Arts Promoter
$5,000
  • Logo on ArtsKC Fund Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • Logo on event program/materials, if applicable (only applies to First Fridays and Encounter sponsorships)
  • Name listed in ArtsKC Annual Report
  • Recognition on social media
  • 24 complimentary tickets for corporate use to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Four (4) tickets to the invitation-only ArtsKC Patron Party
  • Four (4) tickets to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2017
Arts Expert
$2,500
  • Name on ArtsKC Fund Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • Name listed in ArtsKC Annual Report
  • 16 complimentary tickets for corporate use to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Two (2) tickets to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2017
Arts Creator
$1,500
  • Name on ArtsKC Fund Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • 12 complimentary tickets for corporate use to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Two (2) tickets to the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2017