Corporate Partnership Opportunities

As a corporate partner with ArtsKC, you provide programs and services that support Kansas City’s entire arts industry. This industry supports more than 8,000 full-time jobs and generates an annual economic impact of $276M. This industry creates a vibrant city to attract your employees to, spurs economic activity for your company to benefit from, and encourages entrepreneurship to spur more new businesses to success.

As our corporate partner, you also receive exclusive branding and marketing benefits, employee engagement opportunities and positive community impact.

Check out the links below for more information about the various ways you can partner with us.

Contact Lydia Allen, Manager of Individual & Leadership Gifts at or (816) 994-9223.

Corporate Involvement

Companies and organizations can support ArtsKC in a variety of ways! From engaging employees in a workplace giving campaign, to participating in the Now Showing program, or elevating your brand through an event sponsorship, there is something for everyone! Your support impacts a broad range of arts activities that strengthen our local economy and help attract a vibrant and innovative workforce.

Host a Workplace Giving Campaign

  • ArtsKC provides pledge forms, communications templates, onsite support and tips to make your workplace giving campaign fun and easy!
  • We’ll help you develop artsy 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.

Become a member of the Now Showing Program

  • Program showcases the talent of working artists while adding creativity, beauty and inspiration to companies across the metro area.
  • Artwork is rotated on a quarterly basis, keeping the look of lobbies, conference rooms and work spaces fresh and engaging.
  • Annual membership starts at $2,500, with opportunities for multiple art galleries at one company.

Sponsor the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon

  • Join Honorary Chair Bob Regnier, Event Co-Chairs Rachael and Kanon Cozad, and Featured Artist Cheryl Eve Acosta for the 15th Annual Awards Luncheon!
  • Logo recognition starts at $2,5000.
  • Considered one of Kansas City’s most inspiring business events of the year, the 2018 ArtsKC Awards Luncheon will host more than 1,000 leaders in the business, civic and arts communities!
  • Celebrates the accomplishments of individuals and businesses who are the driving force behind our thriving arts community.

Engage your Employees in the ArtsKC Encounter Program

  • The backstage pass to KC’s vibrant arts community. ArtsKC donors and corporate partners can access behind-the-scenes events that showcase artists, organizations and programs throughout the region.
  • 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 new talent 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 ArtsKC at the $1,500 level.

Make a Charitable Contribution

  • Streamline your giving to the arts and demonstrate your commitment to our creative economy with a gift to ArtsKC. 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 ArtsKC from workplace giving, corporate contributions and event sponsorship.)

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

  • Logo on, ArtsKC’s Regional Cultural Portal to the arts
  • Logo featured in Cultural Partners section of
  • Opportunity to host a Corporate Table at the ArtsKC Awards Luncheon (seats up to 10 people)
Arts Patron
All Leadership Circle Benefits Plus…

  • Opportunity for a feature article in ArtsKC’s quarterly print donor newsletter – Unleashed
Leadership Circle
All Arts Visionary Benefits, Plus…

  • Logo in ArtsKC Annual Report
  • Logo on homepage for 12 months
  • Logo included on all print and digital ArtsKC Campaign communications
  • Event speaking opportunity, if applicable
  • Logo included on any print and digital advertisements, if applicable
Arts Visionary
All Arts Advocate Benefits, Plus…

  • Logo on ArtsKC Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • Exclusive company invitation to attend the annual ArtsKC Patron Party
  • Recognition on social media, if applicable
Arts Advocate
All Arts Creator Benefits, Plus…

  • Name listed in ArtsKC Annual Report
  • Program-specific benefits, if applicable (Now Showing)
Arts Creator
  • Name on ArtsKC Corporate Supporters webpage with link to company homepage
  • Invitations for employees/clients to attend ArtsKC Encounter events throughout the year
  • Invitation to attend the annual ArtsKC Campaign Closing Celebration in July 2018
  • Event-specific benefits, if applicable (Awards Luncheon)