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Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a Corporate Sponsor!

At the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, we strive to maintain great relationships with other organizations in the community. We realize the importance of building partnerships with local businesses and leaders, and also understand that many folks empathize with our cause and want to show their support! The Arts have an incredible economic impact, and can greatly benefit businesses across a broad spectrum.

First Friday Sponsorship

First Friday with the Arts is a community-centered event that takes place on the First Friday of every month. Established in 2003, First Friday with the Arts is an event initiated by local galleries and gallery-owners to encourage residents of the Southeast Missouri region to engage in the arts. Groups participate in the monthly event by opening for later hours (from 5 pm – 9 pm), and in a variety of others ways, including examples such as, hosting an artist, as well as providing musicians, appetizers, wines, store or businesses special during First Fridays. Businesses also participate by staying open for later hours to take advantage of the increased foot traffic, and offering special promotions to guests of the First Friday Art Walk.

Membership Fees: $100 Yearly. Your year begins in the month you join!


  • Listed as Sponsor on First Friday Page on Website which receives over 100,000 hits annually
  • Special Spotlight Segment on Newsletter distributed to 1900+ unique email addresses. These are all individuals who have signed up for our letter, not vice versa.
  • Inclusion as Sponsor on First Friday Rack Card (10,000 printed).
  • Promotion of First Friday Hours and Specials on monthly First Friday Newsletter on the Wednesday before each First Friday distributed to 1700+ unique email addresses/also the sharing of special events via Facebook
  • Inclusion on First Friday Handout and Stamp Card (February, June, and October)
  • If desired, assistance for a partnership between gallery/artist and store for First Friday event. We are happy to try to find you a visual artist to host.
  • First Friday window decal to display in your business

Exhibition Levels of Sponsorship

  • $250 – Logo Placement on Postcard, Newsletter, Website, Program, and Sponsor-board

  •  $500 – All of the Above, Plus Sponsorship of Juror’s Awards Announced at First Friday, and in all Media releases

  • $1000 – All of the Above, Plus Sponsorship of Best of Show Award, and Naming Rights of the Exhibit (i.e. ABC Company Presents the Exhibition)


  • Inclusion of logo on the Exhibit Postcard mailed to Members of the Arts Council
  • Opportunity to display informational material at the Arts Council during the Exhibit
  • Special advertisement section in weekly newsletter emailed to 2000 + patrons of the Arts Council
  • Complimentary Corporate Membership to the Arts Council
  • Window decal for your business to display your support of the Arts Council

                                                                                        Corporate Memberships
Corporate $500.00+
Discount on Juried Shows
Submit work for the ACSE annual Member Exhibition
Arts news via the ACSE weekly newsletter
Artist Spotlight in the weekly newsletter
Exclusive member notices regarding call for artists, juried shows, and resource information
Membership decal to show your support the arts in Cape Girardeau and the region
Membership Card
Discount on use of Arts Council Gallery Space
• Auto sponsor a Student Member
Mailed a Postcard of upcoming shows
Invitations to Special Events
Ability to submit your event, exhibition or award information for inclusion on the ACSE website and newsletter
Name on event thank you board
+$250-$1,000 designate what you sponsor
5 Free Entry Tickets
4 free hours to rent the Arts Council Gallery
Plaque for $1,000+
Name Thank you in 3 different venues
Name on website

Corporate Benefactor $1,000+
*All Benefits Previously Listed
Bronze $1,000-$4,999 (Sponsor 4 students), Silver $5,000-$9,999(Sponsor 6 students), Gold $10,000 (Sponsor 8 students)
Brand awareness at art events with your business name and logo
Show is presented by you
$250-$500 should receive a certificate, $500-$1000 a framed certificate, over $1,000 a plaque


Send us an email for more information on becoming a Corporate Sponsorship!