Corporate Involvement and Sponsorship Opportunities

Ballet West has a myriad of trade and sponsorship opportunities throughout the 2012/2013 Season. Each year Ballet West strives to work closely in developing valuable partnerships with local organizations in the Salt Lake area. Through these relationships Ballet West offers sponsorship and trade opportunities that provide exposure and publicity for businesses within the community, while supporting the education and artistic endeavors of the dance company.

We would love to develop/continue a working relationship with your organization, as we attempt to facilitate valuable experiences for your business and Ballet West.  These special events are designed to support the ballet and provide valuable exposure to our many sponsors and supporters.

We encourage you to review the sponsorship information below and generously include a contribution in your upcoming budgets. We would love a chance to visit with you in person about any of these opportunities. Please contact Camellia Rowland at crowland@balletwest.org or 801-869-6917 if you would like to discuss ways you can support the ballet and gain visibility in the community.

2012/2013 Annual Events:                                                                                                                                                         

Beer & Ballet – September 20 & 21, 2012 - This year Ballet West is excited to host this brand new event. The evening will  include beer in the lobby of the Theatre, and a semi-private viewing of several new pieces of choreography by Ballet West company members. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to reach the growing number of young art supporters in the community. Co-hosted by Epic Brewing, this event will be held at the historic Capitol Theatre and Ballet West’s rehearsal studio space on the third floor. The seating is intimate, the beer is locally brewed, and the dancing is never-before seen. This event is designed to involve the younger art enthusiasts of Salt Lake, and feature the creative choreography of company dancers.                                                            

Beer & Ballet

 

4 prime seats to any BW performance during the season

Logo on event program

Logo on BW website

Offer or ad in BW email prior to event -circulation 17,000

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Growler Level Sponsor

$5,000

X

X

X

X

X

Schooner Level Sponsor

$2,500 

X

X

X

 

X

Pint Level Sponsor

$1,000

 

X

X

 

X

 

GALA – October 27, 2012 – This annual event is one of the largest, grandest evenings of the year for Ballet West. The evening begins with an exclusive Gala Performance that is not to be missed! After the performance guests with Gala Event tickets or patron tables will enjoy an elegant evening of dinner and dancing at the Grand America Hotel. Single performance ticket holders will enjoy a decadent dessert reception immediately following the performance at the Capitol Theatre. This event hosts some of the most influential and involved art supporters in the community. This year will also feature the first-ever “Dancing for our Stars” element of the night. Board members have been paired with professional dancers, who’ll compete in one of 3 dances over the course of dinner. Proceeds from this event will support Ballet West’s diverse programming, educational programs and outreach efforts.

GALA

 

10 VIP Guests to entire event (Performance & Dinner)

Recognition on all event printed marketing material

Recognition in all event signage and announcements

Logo on BW website

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Full-Page Ad in event program

Option for pre-curtain address with artistic director

Diamond Level Sponsor

$10,000

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Ruby Level Sponsor

$5,000

X

 

X

X

X

X, ½ page

 

Sapphire Level Sponsor

$2,500

X

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

Partners in Dance – February 13, 2013 – This annual Ballet West event is one of the most well-attended of the year. The evening features fine dining, a silent auction, and to a private dress rehearsal performance. The fundraising aspect of this event directly benefits the Education and Outreach programs of Ballet West. This event will be hosted at the Hilton Salt Lake Center, followed by a dress rehearsal performance of Cinderella. Each year the group of supporters and participants grows, brining new groups and demographics to the table. This event also involves the Ballet West Ambassadors, a group of upcoming movers-and-shakers in the community.

 Partners in Dance

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS:

Dinner & Final Dress Rehearsal Performance

VIP Guests to entire event (Dinner & Performance)

Recognition on all event printed marketing material

Recognition in all event signage and on-stage announcements

Display of company posters at event

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Company rep speak briefly before performance

Primary Sponsorship

$5,500

30 Tickets

X

X

X

X

X

Full Sponsorship

$3,500

20 Tickets

X

X

 

X

 

Co-Sponsorship

$2,000

10 Tickets

X

X

 

X

 

Supporter

$1,000

6 Tickets

 

X

 

X

 

All Sponsors have the ability to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate of $35.

Partners in Dance 

PERFORMANCE SPONSORSHIPS:

Final Dress Rehearsal Performance Only

Performance Only Tickets

Recognition on all event printed marketing material

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

$1,000 Level

40 Tickets

X

X

$500 Level

20 Tickets

 

X

$300 Level

10 Tickets

 

X

 

Costume Luncheon – March 9, 2013 - This March Ballet West will host another brand new event, designed to raise awareness for the needs of our costume shop. The first ever Costume Luncheon offers a glimpse into the costume shop and wardrobe departments of Ballet West. Hosted at the Downtown Sheraton, this event provides lunch, an up-close look at some of the company’s most beautiful costumes, and a presentation by world-renowned costume production director, David Heuvel. This event will also allow the community an opportunity to donate funds for the addition of much-needed supplies and materials in the warehouse.

Costume Luncheon

 

Naming rights to event, co-host status, logo on all advertising

10 prime seats to Luncheon event

Logo on event program

Logo on BW website

1/4 Page ad in event program

Offer or ad in BW email prior to event -circulation 17,000

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Headline Level Sponsor

$12,000

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tiara Level Sponsor

$10,000

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Tutu Level Sponsor

$5,000 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Shoe  Level Sponsor

$2,500

 

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

Breakfast with the Ballet – March 20, 2013 – This special fundraising breakfast is a tool to introduce new members of our community to Ballet West’s outstanding Education and Outreach programming, which serves over 100,000 students, educators, special-needs individuals and other community members throughout the state each year. This event features a special performance by a group of I CAN DO students. All proceeds of this breakfast benefit the company’s continued education endeavors.

Breakfast with the Ballet

 

Naming rights to event, co-host status, logo on all advertising

10 prime seats to breakfast event

Logo on event program

Logo on BW website

1/4 Page ad in event program

Offer or ad in BW email prior to event -circulation 17,000

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Headline Level Sponsor

$10,000

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Diamond Level Sponsor

$5,000

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

Ruby Level Sponsor

$2,500 

 

X

X

X

X

 

X

Sapphire Level Sponsor

$1,000

 

X, 5 seats

X

X

 

 

X

 

Fashion Show – May, 2013 – The annual Ballet West Fashion Show offers a unique opportunity to gain visibility in a whole slew of civic, art, and social groups. This event draws very diverse crowds each year, from board members and sponsors, to young sartorialists and new supporters of the Ballet. This bold event features a runway show with Ballet West dancers as models, and a pre-event reception with opportunity drawings.

Fashion Show

 

20 VIP All Access Passes to the event

10 VIP All Access Passes to the event

Recognition in all event signage, programs

Logo on BW website

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Recognition on all event printed marketing material

Mention by name at start of runway show

Primary Level Sponsor

$5,000

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Secondary Level Sponsor

$2,500

 

X

X

X

X

 

 

Supporter Level Sponsor

$1,000

 

X, 5 passes

X

X

X

 

 

 

Closing Night Party – May 25, 2013 – Each year Ballet West hosts a party at the close of our season. This event is held at The New Yorker in downtown SLC. The evening includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres prior to the final Innovations performance, and a chance to mingle with board members, supporters, company cast members, and artistic staff after the performance. This event provides an opportunity to not only be listed among Ballet West’s sponsors, but also offers a chance for a one-on-one meet & greet with company dancers. Those in attendance are often a very select group of supporters and board members, all of which contribute in large ways to the community.

Closing Night Party

 

4 prime tickets to Closing Night Party (pre-performance) and Cast Party (post-performance)

Logo on performance play bill as event sponsor

Logo on BW website

Offer or ad in BW email prior to event -circulation 17,000

Recognition on BW playbill donor page for entire season

Primary Level Sponsor

$5,000

X

X

X

X

X

Secondary Level Sponsor

$2,500 

X

 

X

 

X

Supporter Level Sponsor

$1,000

X

 

 

 

X

 

Please contact Camellia Rowland, Events Manager for Ballet West, with questions or to register for a sponsorship position with any of these events. We look forward to hearing from you!

Camellia Rowland

crowland@balletwest.org

801-869-69178

Ballet West is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; tax I.D. #87-0264274.