MMA CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
LEVELS AND BENEFITS
PLATINUM LEVEL ($10,000)
Listed as Presenting Sponsor (“Presented By…”) for one event or program of sponsor’s choice
Listed as sponsor for all Museum programs and events during year
Receive the use of the Museum for four evenings for guests of the Sponsor
Allows ten Patron memberships to specified individuals
Free loan of eight pieces of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection
GOLD LEVEL ($5,000)
Listed as Sponsor on four events or programs of sponsor’s choice
Receive the use of the Museum for two evenings for guests of the Sponsor
Allows five Patron memberships to specified individuals
Free loan of four pieces of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection
SILVER LEVEL ($2,500)
Listed as Sponsor on two events or programs of sponsor’s choice
Receive the use of the Museum for one evening for guests of the Sponsor
Allows three Patron memberships to specified individuals
Free loan of two pieces of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection
BRONZE LEVEL ($1,000)
Listed as major Sponsor for one event or programs of sponsor’s choice
Allows one Patron membership to specified individuals
Free loan of one piece of artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection
CORPORATE FRIEND ($500)
Listed as Sponsor on one event or program of sponsor’s choice
MERIDIAN MUSEUM OF ART
ART PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN (Year-round)
Youth art education programs that include summer classes, seasonal workshops, tours, exhibits, and support of the art programs of local schools and other organizations.
ART FOR MERIDIAN Spectacular event that includes live entertainment, music, cocktails, a gourmet dinner, door prizes, complimentary gifts, and an auction of artwork by the finest artists in the Southeast.
BI-STATE ART COMPETITION Oldest juried art competition in the region, featuring the finest artists in Mississippi and Alabama competing for top awards.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROGRAM (February)
Powerful program that brings to life the people, places, and events of African-American history through performances, storytelling, period music, film, and original artwork.
MARTINIS AT THE MUSEUM Membership drive event that features traditional and specialty martinis, a “Great Tastes of Meridian” buffet, door prizes, a silent auction, and a demonstration by a special guest artist.
MEMBERSHIP GALA Special event that includes the reception for the Members Show, a thank-you to MMA supporters, and a celebration of the Museum’s history.
PATRON’S PARTY Gala for Museum members at the Patron level or above, held at one of the finest homes in Meridian, featuring fine food, great music, and outstanding artwork by a special guest artist.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE ART COMPETITION Popular competitive exhibit that gives Museum visitors the chance to vote on award winners in various media categories and Best in Show.
OTHER EXHIBITS (Throughout the Year)
Marketing materials for Museum events are produced by advertising professionals who donate their time and talents to the Museum. Sponsors are prominently featured throughout MMA marketing efforts, which include:
During the Event – Programs, props, and signage credit the sponsors.
Direct Mail – 1,000 brochures sent to the Museum’s extensive mailing lists.
Fliers – At locations throughout the city, county, and at various sites within a 100-mile radius in Mississippi and Alabama.
Posters – Displayed at shops, businesses, and public buildings in Meridian and Lauderdale County, as well as selected sites within a 100-mile radius.
Tickets – promoted and sold at sponsor locations and the Museum.
Radio – promos, PSAs, and guest appearances.
Television – live appearances, PSAs, and commercials on WTOK and WMDN, and promotion on Comcast’s Calendar
Newspaper – Story and updates in the Meridian Star and coverage in regional newspapers.
Community Calendars – EMBDC, Meridian Arts Council, Meridian Star, Comcast
Lauderdale County Tourism Bureau – Event included with promotions to potential visitors.