Sponsorship Prospectus

An Exceptional Opportunity

A Little Study in Scheming, Conjurors of the County, Play written by Michael Fay Photo by Jack Brezina

A Little Study in Scheming, 2006 Play by Michael Fay Photo by Jack Brezina

SPARC provides an exceptional opportunity for you, through sponsorship and/or advertising, to enhance your visibility within the presenting arts community, the cultural tourism community and the public, while supporting leading-edge discussions around what the business of performing arts can do to reinvigorate community and encourage economic development.

Symposium marketing and promotional materials will be distributed to over 500 carefully chosen organizations and institutions, as well as thousands of members of the performing arts sectors within Ontario and across Canada. Over 120 key influencers and decision-makers are expected to attend the event itself, which will offer 3 keynote plenary sessions and over 25 carefully selected workshops.

Benefits of Supporting the Symposium

Support of this ground-breaking event affords your company or organization a unique opportunity to reach leaders in the sector, build name recognition, and demonstrate your understanding of and commitment to the value, benefits and impact of performing arts in rural communities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Visionaries:                            $10,000

•    Complimentary preferred 10×10 exhibit space
•    Verbal acknowledgement during Opening Plenary and other plenary sessions, with pre-agreed promotional wording
•    Prominent visual recognition (with logo) on symposium banners and directional signs; recognition in all promotional and advertising materials as a Visionary sponsor
•    Full-page sponsor recognition in online preliminary program and on-site magazine format final program; logo on SPARC website with a link to your organization’s website
•    Complimentary symposium registrations for four members of your company OR opportunity to create bursaries and be recognized for supporting four individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend

 Champions:                           $5,000

•    Complimentary 10×10 exhibit space
•    Verbal acknowledgement during Opening Plenary and other plenary sessions
•    Visual recognition (with logo) on symposium banners and directional signs; recognition in all promotional and advertising materials as a Champion sponsor
•    Half-page sponsor recognition in online preliminary program and on-site magazine format final program; logo on SPARC website with a link to your organization’s website
•    Complimentary symposium registrations for two members of your company OR opportunity to create bursaries and be recognized for supporting two individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend

Leaders:                                 $2,500

•    Complimentary 10×10 exhibit space
•    Verbal acknowledgement during plenary sessions
•    Visual recognition (with logo) on symposium banners and directional signs; recognition in all promotional and advertising materials as a Leader sponsor
•    Quarter-page sponsor recognition in online preliminary program and on-site magazine format final program; logo on SPARC website with a link to your organization’s website
•    Complimentary symposium registration for one member of your company OR opportunity to create a bursary and be recognized for supporting one individual who would otherwise be unable to attend

Plenary Session Sponsorship:            $2,500

There will be 3 prominent Plenary Sessions available for sponsorship during the Symposium.

Friday, April 25: Inga Petri, Community, Partnership & Performing Arts: Co-creating a Culture of Place in Rural Communities
SOLD Saturday, April 26: Steven Thorne, Place-Based Culture: Creating Community
Sunday, April 27: Scott Walters, (re)Creating a Vibrant Arts Ecosystem

•    Verbal acknowledgement during introduction to sponsored Plenary Sessions
•    Opportunity to display banner in room during sponsored Plenary Sessions (stand-up banner only, to be supplied by sponsor)
•    Logo recognition on all print materials describing the sponsored Plenary Sessions
•    Logo recognition on all web pages describing the sponsored Plenary Sessions
•    Complimentary symposium registration for one member of your organization OR  opportunity to create a bursary and be recognized for supporting one individual who would otherwise be unable to attend

Gala Dinner & Showcase Sponsor:                $2,500
SOLD
•    Verbal acknowledgement in Opening Plenary Session and in introduction to lunch break, plus prominent visual recognition in lunch area
•    Name recognition in on-line preliminary program and on-site magazine format final program
•    Name recognition on promotional and symposium materials and SPARC website

Welcome Reception Sponsor:                       $1,000
•    Name recognition in on-line preliminary program and on-site magazine format final program
•    Name recognition on promotional and symposium materials and SPARC website

Friends of SPARC:     $999 or less
•    Name recognition in the on-site magazine format final program

To discuss any of the above opportunities further, please contact Rachel Gillooly at 705-454-8107 or rachel@sparcperformingarts.com