Corporate and Business Support

Without a doubt, a culturally rich community is good for YOUR business. Research shows that communities that embrace a strong arts and culture sector are more productive, engaged and economically successful.

Since its opening in 1975 the Fine Arts Center has established itself as the premier destination for an outstanding array of culturally diverse programming. The support of both corporate and local business sponsorship helps fill the gap left between production costs and ticket sales. Alas, culturally rich programming is usually not the most economically viable. We need your support to continue to fulfill our mission to expose, engage, educate and inspire generations to experience the wonders of the visual and performing arts.

Options for support include:

Advertising : Place an ad in our playbills and receive great visibility from our choice demographic audience. Playbills are distributed at every performance on the fall and spring schedule.

Sponsorship :  Sponsoring a performance or an opening is a wonderful way to put your mark on part of the FAC season. Sponsorships come in many levels and can be shaped to meet the needs of your business. Whether to serve as an employee benefit, client engagement or simply a sign of your understanding and support of the arts, sponsorships offer your business a unique combination of philanthropic and marketing opportunities.
Donation: A direct cash or in-kind donation from your business is always appreciated.

Your support helps make possible:

  • Our culturally diverse programming
  • Angel Ticket program for in-need families
  • The Global Arts programs for K-12 student performances
  • Artists in Residency outreach workshops
  • Jazz in July scholarships
  • Internships at the University Museum

Make your gift today by calling 413-545-4253 or  click here.

Thank You!


Advertising

UMass Fine Arts Center Playbill


Playbill specs

Ad dimensions:
Full Page          4.875” x 7.75” / 29p3 x 46p6
Half (V)             2.375” x 7.75” / 14p3 x 46p6
Half (H)             4.875” x 3.75” / 29p6 x 22p6
Quarter (V)        2.375” x 3.75” / 14p3 x 22p6
Quarter (H)        4.875” x 1.75” / 29p3 x 10p6

 

Electronic submission and ad layout assistance are available upon request. 
Color ad spaces are limited. 
Parties interested in becoming advertisers with the Fine Arts Center should contact 
Emily Everett at emilyeverett@admin.umass.edu or by phone at 413.545.4482.

Sponsorship

Join the Club

Last season, over 25 area businesses, media, and higher education institutions partnered with the Center in a sponsorship of an event or program; most of them as repeat sponsors. Sponsorships are generally tied to events, with two to three non-competitive corporate and/or media sponsors per event. While this reflects a standard sponsorship packet, the Fine Arts Center staff is pleased to work with you in tailoring a sponsorship that meets your philanthropic and marketing goals.

Please see the exciting information in the sponsorship package (Adobe Acrobat pdf 65Kb)
This includes area demographics, audience profile, sponsorship benefits and your choices for sponsorship opportunities.

Symbols of Support

FAC’s Gala, Auction & Preview is the Center’s largest fundraising event. Proceeds directly support FAC’s Arts/Access programs.

By partnering with us through a Gala, Auction & Preview sponsorship, your support goes a long way in expanding access to others throughout the Valley.

Whether through FAC’s Angel Tickets, Tickets for Kids or Artist in Residency programs, the result is that more people are exposed to the wonders of the arts through FAC’s Arts /Access programs. Last year, 4,000 K-12 students & chaperones attended day-time Global Arts performances; 542 were awarded Angel Tickets to see a performance; 4,000 participated in over 40 outreach activities. That’s what we mean by Arts/Access.

The Gala is also a great way to network with a variety of folks from the regional business and arts communities, as well as the UMass administration and to connect with friends and co-workers. To continue our work in providing Arts/Access—we need your help. Sponsorship levels range from $3,500 for Presenting Sponsor to $600 for a Corporate Sponsor.

For more information, please contact Anna Robbins at arobbins@admin.umass.edu

Donate    Become a Sponsor
If you are interested in supporting the Fine Arts Center without making a sponsorship commitment, please consider our Annual Fund campaign. With this giving option, you can direct your gift to a specific Fine Arts Center program (Center Series, UMCA, Jazz in July, Angel Tickets and more) OR you may choose to give unrestricted for FAC’s greatest needs. Either way you help ensure FAC’s goal of exposing many generations to the wonders of the arts.

You may make your online gift here.