Expanded Programming Sponsorships

Through these select naming and sponsorship opportunities, your gift to support the Evolution campaign will have a tangible impact on The Contemporary Dayton’s mission—to provide art for the community and a community for artists. We offer several naming and sponsorship opportunities to corporations, foundations, and individuals in appreciation of our most generous supporters.

Nari Ward: We the People
2020 Exhibition at The Co

The Evolution Inaugural Exhibition Suite 

ACQUIRED: The Fund for Social Justice Through Art Presented by PNC Bank
This Naming Sponsor opportunity supports our Inaugural Exhibitions, April 30-July 18, 2021, setting the tone for exciting plans to grow our vitality and importance in the Dayton community, throughout Ohio, and nationally

A Strident Step Forward–The Co’s New Commitment to Equity Fund 

ACQUIRED: The Vella Family Fund for Social Justice Through Art 
This Naming Sponsor opportunity supports select exhibitions in the coming year that explore issues of social justice.

Arts for Healthy Communities Program | $50,000 (5-year naming rights)
As countless studies have shown, making art improves health and wellbeing. This 5-year program fund will provide subsidized “toolkits” that include plans, supplies, and access to a Master Artist for use by area social service and community organizations to facilitate their own community arts projects.

Teen, Youth & Family Program Series | $50,000 (5-year naming rights)
This 5-year program fund supports the Co’s plans for a Math, Engineering, Tech & the Arts focused teen, youth, and family program developed in partnership with fellow Arcade partners, the University of Dayton’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program and The Entrepreneur’s Center.

A Strident Step Forward– The Co’s New Commitment to Equity Fund | $25,000 Annual Gift

Dayton & Ohio Artist Exhibition Catalogue Fund | $10,000 Annual Gift
Join our Local Art Circle of donors in supporting this dedicated endowment fund to support local and Ohio artists through the presentation of solo exhibitions and cataloguettes throughout our space, programs, and in our dedicated local art gallery.

New Media (Film & Video) Program Fund | $5,000 Annual Gift
This program fund will support expansion into new media, presenting video of all genres and formats. With 6-10 screenings per year, local to international, this program will be one of a kind in the region.

Spotlight on Women Program Fund | $1,500 Annual Gift
Beginning in 2020, we launched Still SHE Creates a curatorial project celebrating women’s art and championing women artists and leaders. This program fund supports the continuation of that successful series, presenting an exhibition, public program, and cataloguette by a female artist each season.

Local Artist Launch Endowment*
Local Art Circle Memberships Available | $2,500
Join our Local Art Circle (name pending) of donors to create this dedicated endowment fund to support in perpetuity our expanded commitment to local and Ohio artists through the presentation of solo exhibitions and cataloguettes throughout our space, programs, and in our dedicated local art gallery.

*Named Endowment Funds in support of key programs will ensure that The Contemporary Dayton continues to provide art for the community and a community for artists in Dayton, Ohio. Funds are invested in perpetuity. The Co dedicates the fund earnings to support the work associated with the program, and areas of greatest opportunity or need.

Plans and Other Naming Opportunities

extended programs

We are inviting YOU to join the evolution!

With your partnership, we can move in and activate The Co at the Arcade beginning in April 2021.

Contact us for more information

UPDATE: Nina Chanel Abney's Artist Talk will be livestreamed instead of in-person on Saturday, September 18 at 6 p.m.

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