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Individual & Corporate Sponsorship


Support education or performance programs at the ASC, and help us to provide uniquely accessible, transformative arts experiences for today's audiences while building the audiences of tomorrow:
become an ASC sponsor.

You'll receive acknowledgement in ASC printed materials, invitations to special events and open rehearsals, and VIP access to ASC leadership and artists.  Please peruse the opportunities below, and contact our Development Associate Amanda Williams at 540.885.5588, ext. 21 or AmandaW@americanshakespearecenter.com to learn more, determine the availability of your favorite program, and make your gift today.

EDUCATION SPONSORSHIPS

BLACKFRIARS CONFERENCE SPONSOR: $8,000
Be a part of the foremost source for Shakespearean scholarship and performance, which gathers scholars from across the globe in Staunton to explore Shakespeare in study and on the stage.  The next conference will take place October 2017.  Sponsorship benefits include prominent recognition in event programs*, invitations to special events with visiting international scholars, and insider access to all papers, plays, and workshops during the conference.

ASC THEATRE CAMP SPONSOR: $7,000
Help support the preeminent American college preparatory program for Shakespeare scholarship and performance by sponsoring our annual summer intensives for high school students. ASCTC provides students with practical skills in theatre performance and a lifelong connection to a vibrant artistic and scholarly community.  $2,000 of your sponsorship dollars go directly towards our Scholarship Fund, enabling more underserved students to attend camp.  Sponsorship benefits include an invitation to the Annual Parent Breakfast and to Camp Performances at the Blackfriars, and recognition in performance programs.

STUDENT MATINEE SPONSOR: $7,000
Help us pack the theatre with 17,000+ children from middle and high schools, homeschool groups, and more. Sponsorship benefits include recognition in the programs for all student matinee performances.

EDUCATOR RESOURCES SPONSOR: $6,000
Help ASC provide critical resources and training opportunities for teachers across the United States.  A portion of your donation allows new teachers (in their first to fifth year of teaching) to attend our renowned teacher seminars with subsidized travel and housing.  Help us conquer "Shakes-fear" for students nationwide.  Sponsorship benefits include prominent recognition in study guides, and from the stage, at all quarterly teacher seminars.

LIFELONG LEARNING SPONSOR: $5,000
Learning doesn't end at adulthood.  Your sponsorship dollars support contextual activities for learners of all ages.  Sponsoring our lifelong learning allows you to play a key role in building a community of people who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Shakespeare.  Sponsorship benefits include recognition from the stage at all free pre-show lectures, including Dr. Ralph Presents and Inside Plays; recognition in promotional materials for No Kidding Shakespeare Camp (NKSC) and priority registration.

PLAYHOUSE INSIDER SPONSOR: $3,000
The Insider is published twice yearly, in the winter and summer, giving readers an up close and personal look into the experience of early modern theatre here at the Blackfriars. The magazine is packed with insights from ASC actors, artists, renowned scholars, and members of the community.  The Insider is sold at our Playhouse Gift Shop and online.  Sponsorship benefits include prominent recognition in both editions of the Playhouse Insider*, and ten complimentary copies of the Insider for yourself and friends/colleagues.

ANNUAL STAGED READING SPONSOR: $2,000
Our informal Staged Readings bring together regional actors with theatre groups across the country.  Scripts in hand, theatre artists perform lesser known works from the early modern era, preceded by lectures or workshops that provide context on the play in question.  Sponsorship of this burgeoning program makes more funds available for ASC to subsidize travel costs for theatre partners, allowing us to expand awareness of ASC and our staging practices.  Sponsorship benefits include prominent recognition from the stage prior to all five staged readings, and in staged reading programs and promotional materials.

*CONTACT our development associate ABOUT PRICING FOR SPONSORING INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL RESIDENCIES and TOURING PERFORMANCES.

PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIPS

ANNUAL SPONSOR: $10,000
Sponsor the ASC experience for 60,000+ Blackfriars ticket-holders year-round.  Our top level sponsors are prominently acknowledged in all annual and season brochures and programs, invitations to special events, and more.

ASC ON TOUR SPONSOR: $10,000
Help ASC spread the word throughout the United States.  Your sponsorship is prominently featured in programs and promotional materials for 60+ performances, from Maine to Texas: a great opportunity for a national corporation.

MUSIC SPONSOR: $3,000
Support the purchase and upkeep of instruments, musician salaries, and music lesson costs.  As a sponsor you receive prominent acknowledgement during the annual Benefit Concert in April of each year.

SEASONAL SPONSORS: VARIES
Each of our seasonal sponsors receive recognition in the annual brochure and in relevant season programs.  From beloved favorites by Shakespeare in the Summer/Fall season, to the rarely performed masterpieces of the Renaissance Season, opportunities abound to play a pivotal role in ASC success.

SUMMER/FALL SEASON SPONSOR: $5,000
ACTORS' RENAISSANCE SEASON SPONSOR: $3,500 
SPRING SEASON SPONSOR: $3,500
HOLIDAY SEASON SPONSOR: $3,000
SPONSORSHIP OF SPECIFIC PRODUCTIONS: $2,000

Individual show sponsorships are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your favorite play, and make a great gift for a loved one. 

*Recognition in printed materials​ for all sponsorships​ is dependent on meeting printing deadlines.

NEWS FEED

2017 Renaissance Season
• THE MERCHANT OF VENICE • CORIOLANUS • THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL [ more ]