• Major exhibition sponsorships
  • Education and outreach program sponsorships
  • Gala Sponsorships
  • CMA Chamber Music on Main
  • Individual/Private Sponsorship
Sponsorship

Major exhibition sponsorships

The Museum presents four to six major exhibitions each year from some of the most prestigious museums in the world. From regional advertising exposure to gallery and banner visibility, your company's brand and message can be incorporated into a multi-faceted marketing campaign that promotes the exhibition, the Museum, and the city of Columbia. The Museum's development and marketing staff can work with your company to create an engaging strategy that maximizes exposure for both your company and the Museum.

For more information, contact Lowndes Macdonald at 803.343.2172 or Lmacdonald@columbiamuseum.org.

"We have long been a supporter of the Museum, sponsoring several exhibitions... When trying to recruit attorneys to our Columbia office, especially those from larger cities, the Museum is a drawing card for us..." - Edward W. Mullins, Jr., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Sponsorship

Education and outreach program sponsorships

Education and community outreach programs for children are an important part of the Museum's mission. The Museum provides many excellent opportunities for art education, and our school programs are recognized for their excellence in providing students of all ages with state and national standards-based cross-curricular learning experiences. Support from businesses like yours is critical to successfully reaching South Carolina's children from all socioeconomic groups. Last year, over 16,000 children benefited from the Museum's education and outreach programs.

For more information, contact Lowndes Macdonald at 803.343.2172 or Lmacdonald@columbiamuseum.org.

"Businesses understand that arts education builds a school climate of high expectation, discipline, and academic rigor that attracts businesses relocating to our community, provides another opportunity for parental, community, and business involvement with schools, including arts and humanities organizations and helps all students develop more appreciation and understanding of the world around them." (Business Circle for Arts Education in Oklahoma, "Art at the Core of Learning 1999 Initiative")
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Gala Sponsorships

Quickly becoming the most talked about event of the year, the Columbia Museum of Art’s annual black tie gala indulges the senses with lavish entertainment and decorations, delicious hors d’oeuvres and libations, fabulous dance music and live performances. Proceeds assist the Museum’s mission to inspire, educate and enrich lives through art.

Individual and corporate sponsorships are available at the $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and $500 levels. Among the benefits of sponsorship are tickets to the event for you and guests, a private tour of the current exhibition with our chief curator, prominent recognition on gala publications (including the invitation, website, newsletter and press releases), and recognition during the night of the event.

For more information about sponsorship benefits, including event details, please contact Elizabeth Wolfe at 803.343.2197 or ewolfe@columbiamuseum.org.

Sponsorship

CMA Chamber Music on Main

Individual sponsorships help underwrite the concert expenses and bring a year full of wonderful chamber music. For 2012-2013 season, the Columbia Museum of Art is proud to host the 11th season of the CMA Chamber Music on Main featuring artistic Director Edward Arron! We hope you will consider supporting this chamber music concert series with a sponsorship of $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 or $500 this year.

$1,000 Friends of Wadsworth Sponsor

  • Two tickets per concert with reserved premier seating
  • Recognition in the Playbill and Collections magazine
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet the musicians

$2,500 Silver Sponsor

  • Four tickets per concert with reserved premier seating
  • Recognition in the Playbill and Collections magazine
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet the musicians

$5,000 Gold Sponsor

  • Six tickets per concert with reserved premier seating
  • Recognition in the Playbill and Collections magazine
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet the musicians
  • Privilege of viewing a concert rehearsal on performance day

Donate online and become a sponsor today!

Please contact Elizabeth Wolfe at 803.343.2197 or ewolfe@columbiamuseum.org to discuss CMA Chamber Music on Main sponsorship opportunities.

To advertise in the Playbill, contact Elizabeth Wolfe at 803.343.2197 or ewolfe@columbiamuseum.org.

Individual/Private Sponsorship

Make an incredible difference as an individual or private sponsor! Over 70% of funding for our major exhibitions here at the Museum has been contributed by individual sponsors.