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 Inaugural Evolution Exhibition Suite
Naming Rights Available: Year One $75,000 (1 qty)
This 1-year Program Fund supports our new Curator and Director of Programs, Michael Goodson, in his exciting plans for the coming year to grow our vitality and importance both in the Dayton community and throughout Ohio as we build our reputation as a nationally and, in time, internationally recognized institution.

Teen, Youth & Family Program Series
Sponsorships Available: $50,000 (3 qty)
This 5-year program fund supports the Co’s plans for a Math, Engineering, Tech & the Arts focused teen, youth, and family program In partnership with fellow Arcade partners, the University of Dayton’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program and The Entrepreneur’s Center the. This multi-faceted series will include a summer program for teens, a youth docent program, as well as an annual festival in the Arcade Rotunda.

Arts for Healthy Communities Program
Sponsorships Available: $50,000 (3 qty)
As countless studies have shown, making art improves health and wellbeing. This program fund will provide subsidized “toolkits” that include plans, supplies, and access to a Master Artist designed for use by area social service and community organizations to facilitate their own community arts projects to draw, paint, and create from creating murals and collaborating with visiting artists to hosting family art festivals.

Spotlight on Women Exhibition Program
Sponsorships Available: $50,000 (3 qty)
This year in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment we launched Still SHE Creates a curatorial project celebrating women’s art and championing women artists and leaders. This 5-year program fund supports the continuation of that successful series, presenting an exhibition, public program, and cataloguette by a female artist each year.

New Media (Film & Video) Program
Sponsorships Available: $25,000 (5 qty)
This 5-year program fund will support expansion into new media, presenting videos of all genres and formats. With 6-10 screenings per year, local to international, and including guest curators, this program will be one of a kind in the region.

Local Artist Launch Endowment*
Local Art Circle Memberships Available: $25,000 (5 qty)
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.

All donors of $1,000 and above will be listed on our prominently displayed permanent donor wall.

*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.

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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 January 2021.

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