Sponsorship Opportunities

The Event

State of Art3/DC: A Conversation explores the impact of contemporary visual art and art-making
on the Washington, DC region and considers how art makes our communities unique, vibrant, economically strong, and diverse.

The program features approximately ten local speakers who are prominent artists, art curators,
visionaries, innovators, collectors, and advocates.  Each speaker delivers a short, dynamic presentation in PechaKucha style (20 slides; 20 seconds per slide).   

Drinks and refreshments are served prior to and during a break in the event to foster conversations about the presentations and enable connections between presenters and attendees.   

Background

State of Art/DC was launched in 2015 by ArtTable DC, a regional chapter of the national non-profit professional organization for women in the visual arts. The event supports the organization’s mission to foster and promote the visual arts through conversations that raise awareness, support, and diversity.

State of Art/DC’s primary funding sources include: corporate sponsors, individual donations, and
revenue raised through ticket sales. Ticket pricing is $25 for general admission, $20 for ArtTable members, and $12 for students/artists.

Audience

  • Highly-educated professionals who attend museum and gallery exhibitions, purchase art, and support the arts through patronage and service
  •  Professional artists  
  • Arts professionals from museums, galleries, educational institutions, including service providers (shipping, insurance, appraisal, legal, etc.)
  • Students
  • Young professionals who wish to connect socially through art

Sponsorship Benefits and Opportunities

Present your company, product, service, or organization at a dynamic and energized event that taps into the heart of Washington, DC’s arts scene and be a Partner at this leading-edge art world event, which has gained in profile and reputation since its inception.

Sponsor media placement opportunities and recognition at the event: 

Bronze Sponsor $100

Logo presentation on screen before and at event breaks

Silver Sponsor $500

Bronze benefit, plus 

Recognition in the Event Program, Event website, and Eventbrite website

Gold Sponsor $1,000

The above benefits, plus social media support during the event; Information table for collateral material at registration table and/or near beverage and refreshment tables

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

The above benefits, plus remarks from podium (according to guidelines) 

The Organizer

ArtTable is the leading, national, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the visual arts. Our on-going mission includes educating and informing our members and the general public about significant developments and issues in the visual arts through public panels, conferences, tours, and talks. We conduct mentorship programs for young women newly entering the field and sponsor professional development seminars for leadership development.

We serve women at all career stages, with a special effort to increase diversity in the visual arts professions. ArtTable’s annual award for “Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts” recognizes innovative women leaders across the country. We also actively identify and encourage emerging leaders in the field and recognize their accomplishments with an annual “New Leadership Award.”     

Impact

State of Art/DC offers a lively, social forum for artists, arts professionals, arts supporters , and anyone who enjoys art and the scene around it, to connect and engage.  The tone is informal, speculative, exploratory, and non-specialist. The forum attracts artists, innovators and visionaries from a local and very engaged community. 

State of Art1/DC:  

Held at National Museum of Women in the Arts, November 16, 2015

Sold-out (300+ tickets)
Website: stateofartdc.org
Storify: https://storify.com/jenlriddell/state-of-art2-dc

Sponsors: National Museum of Women in the Arts, Huntington T. Block, Federal City Caterers, Perfect Settings, George Mason University Arts Management Program, Neptune Fine Art, Qm2 Consulting, Ruth Abrahams Design, Jennifer Riddell, Joan Weber

State of Art2/DC:

Held at Longview Gallery, February 22, 2016

Sold-out in advance (300+ tickets)
Website: stateofartdc.org
Storify: https://storify.com/jenlriddell/state-of-art-dc

Sponsors:  Long View Gallery, Dan Martin Productions, Federal City Caterers, Perfect Settings, Ruth Abrahams Design, Qm2 Consulting, George Mason University Arts Management Program