Great art has always relied on generous supporters. It is through the support of countless individuals, businesses and foundations that we have persevered. We realize there are many organizations vying for your dollars, so we have created sponsorship packages that emphasize marketing benefits to your company. We hope you will find these packages enticing and will join our growing list of sponsors.
Benefits of Sponsorship
Sponsorship benefits can be customized in order to meet your specific objectives. Benefits may include:
- Significant visibility through marketing campaigns and printed materials such as collaborative marketing and advertising opportunities (limited only by our imaginations)
- Exclusive hospitality opportunities, such as private receptions
- Access to a diverse audience from throughout Michigan (four venues in three counties!)
- Press coverage in local media (and national media when touring)
- Complimentary tickets
- Employee discounts and volunteer opportunities
The following programs offer sponsorship opportunities:
- EDE full season & individual performances
- National/International Tours
- Commissioned Dances
- Educational Programs
Some specifics are listed:
Lead Sponsor $7,500-$12,000
Lead Sponsor benefits include significant advertising through EDE’s printed and online media, prominent recognition at all subscription performances and events, a suite of tickets to subscription performances, concierge services and special opportunities to engage with EDE dancers.
Performance Sponsor $1,500-$4,000
Choose to sponsor a specific EDE performance and receive a
host of benefits including: inclusion in EDE’s marketing and promotion of the sponsored concert, significant exposure at the performance, inclusion in the donor listings, and an advertisement in the Souvenir program. Benefits rang with sponsorship level, please contact EDE for more details.
National and International Tours
EDE tours throughout the country. Increase your visibility to areas outside of Michigan by sponsoring national tours. Benefit packages will be tailored to your company based on the sponsorship, which will depend on the scale of the tour. For more information, please contact Natalie Bruno, Vice President for Development & Marketing at 248.559.2095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the world of dance, bringing new works to life is one of the most important accomplishments of a dance organization. Help make a difference in that world by helping bring new works to life! Each new work requires a minimum of $3,000. This amount will fluctuate with various choreographers.
EDE Center’s For Dance
The EDE Center’s for Dance provides dance classes to more than 500 students aged 3 to 60, although the majority of students are elementary through high school aged. Class instructors are either EDE dancers or other local professional dancers. Sponsorship of this program helps fund instructors. salaries, costumes for the young dancers and year-end recital programs.
School Program Sponsor
Multi-week dance residencies occur throughout Michigan. Dancers work with school students in areas such as creative movement, jazz and modern. There are numerous EDE programs.
For the youngest students, there are fun interactive lecture demonstrations. Sponsor a school and help it bring EDE to its students with great programs, such as:
- Kids ‘N Motion – Enable students to explore their creative potential.
- Healthy Kids – Help fight an insidious epidemic, childhood obesity.
- Mini-Motown in Motion – Introduce students to Detroit’s historic musical era through dance!
Support for dance education in local schools is waning. Your sponsorship dollars can make a lasting difference. Dance is an art
that uniquely combines athleticism with art. While children are inspired creatively, they will also be busy staying healthy!
Sponsorship benefits are similar to those listed in the concert sponsor section.
Sponsor of the Annual Party
The Annual Fundraiser features performances by EDE and its student companies. This is an elegant party held at the Birmingham Community House and attended by approximately 125 high profile supporters. There are Lead Sponsor opportunities as well as options for sponsorship of corporate tables.
Event benefits for corporations include: high visibility at the event and event materials, opportunity to speak at the event, complimentary tickets to an EDE performance, recognition in all appropriate EDE donor lists, website listing, and a full-page ad in the EDE Souvenir Program Book. Other benefits may apply, please contact EDE for more information.
For questions regarding any of our sponsorship options, please contact Natalie Bruno, Vice President for Development & Marketing at 248.559.2095 or email@example.com.