Arizona Costume Institute Sponsorship Opportunities (2016-2017)
HOLIDAY LUNCHEON $10K
Arizona Costume Institute’s most known annual fundraising event is the Holiday Luncheon held in early December. ACI invites a fashion industry icon to speak to a sold-out crowd of 450 Valley fashion enthusiasts. In addition to the special presention, guests are treated to a multi-course lunch, live music and prizes. Recent guest speakers have been Fern Mallis, Hal Rubenstein, Freddie Leiba and David Downton.
SECOND WEDNESDAY SERIES $10K
Arizona Costume Institute’s “Second Wednesday” program is ACI’s foundational and most frequent public program. From September to May, on the Second Wednesday of every month ACI hosts a ticketed luncheon and program that accommodates on average 100 - 300 guests. The “Second Wednesday” series provides an exciting and valuable opportunity for exclusive sponsorship of the entire series.
FALL AND/OR SPRING EXHIBITION OPENING $10K
Arizona Costume Institute supports the opening receptions and promotion of the biannual fashion exhibition openings organized by Phoenix Art Museum’s Curator of Fashion Design Dennita Sewell. The Fall and Spring exhibition openings historically draw 300 Valley fashion enthusiasts to the museum. The opening celebration includes a presentation from the Curator, exhibition viewing, music, food and beverages.
FALL & SPRING BENEFACTOR EVENTS $5K
Arizona Costume Institute organizes two exclusive off-site events for our benefactor members. These events are marketed to approximentally 150 of our upper level ACI members and are historically hosted at like arts & culture centers in the Valley including, Taliesin West, Ballet Arizona and the Phoenix Opera. The Benefactor events include lunch and a special program featuring a fashion and/or theater expert.
NOUVEAU EVENTS $2K
Arizona Costume Institute's young professional division known as Nouveau (ages 18-35) organizes two membership drives per year. These events have occurr both on and off site and include activities ranging from museum hosted events to collaborations with like fashion organizations. Nouveau programs target college students studying fashion and young professionals with a serious interest in fashion.
- NOUVEAU (MEMBERS AGE 35 AND UNDER) $35
- GENERAL MEMBERSHIP $85
- DESIGNER $150
- FASHION PLATE $250
- TRENDSETTER $500
- HAUTE COUTURE $1,500
- (NEW) CORPORATE MEMBER $2,500
Receive four complimentary tickets to every Second Wednesday luncheon
Book two private fashion gallery tours for you and 20 guests
ACI Corporate members are encouraged to increase their $2,500 membership to $5,000 to receive additional Museum benefits including rental space, Corporate Museum membership and exclusive event invitations.
**Please note that to be recognized as the exclusive sponsor of any ACI event, the sponsor must provide 50 percent of the contribution upon commitment and the remaining dues will be collected immediately following the event. Those interested in sponsoring The Second Wednesday Series will be expected to make no fewer than four payments over the course of the series (September - May). in The sponsor will receive an invoice from Arizona Costume Institute upon written commitment by mail.