VLA Sponsorship & Advertisement Opportunities

International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ 2023 Visionary Leadership Award
The Visionary Leadership Award honors a leader whose trailblazing work impacts the world.  The Award was created in honor of the late Jean M. Handley’s leadership as a Founding Director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Ms. Handley provided thoughtful and effective leadership as a lifelong champion of many of the region’s arts, cultural, social, and educational organizations. Over the past 13 years, we have been honored to celebrate groundbreaking leaders including: Claudia Rankine, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Rosanne Cash, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and George Takei.

All proceeds from the Visionary Leadership Award event support the Jean Handley Fund, supporting community-based programming, free performances on the New Haven Green, family-focused programs, and US Premieres during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Visionary Leadership Award is one of the region’s premiere events, drawing attendees from across the region. This year, with the support of sponsors, we are expanding access to reach an even-broader audience of more than 400 guests in-person and every member of our 20,000+ e-mailing list and robust social media channels.

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000
Recognition
- Logo in printed and digital invitation, sent by mail to 400+ of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ most dedicated supporters (print deadline applies)
- Logo and/or name recognition on all marketing materials, including website and emails
- Prominent logo recognition in printed program book and on-site signage
- “Sponsor highlight” in an Arts & Ideas email (20,000+ list), including sponsor advertisement and/or link to webpage of sponsor’s selection
- Complimentary full-page ad in VLA program book
- Dedicated social media post (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Opportunity to give remarks during program
- EXCLUSIVE: Logo recognition in Arts & Ideas 2023 Annual Report (published December 2023)

Access
- Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 25 guests
- EXCLUSIVE: Twenty-five (25) tickets to the Hospitality Lounge on the New Haven Green, to be used during the 28th-annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas (June 10-25, 2023)
- EXCLUSIVE: Invitation for two (2) to the Chairman’s Dinner, an exclusive private dinner for major supporters held at the Elm City Club. Tentatively scheduled for June 16, 2023.

Leadership Sponsor: $5,000
Recognition
- Logo and/or name recognition on all marketing materials, including website and emails
- Logo recognition in printed program book and on-site signage
- Complimentary half-page ad in VLA program book
- Inclusion in social media acknowledgement post (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)

Access
- Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 15 guests
- EXCLUSIVE: Ten (10) tickets to the Hospitality Lounge on the New Haven Green, to be used during the 28th-annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas (June 10-25, 2023)

Visionary Sponsor: $2,500
Recognition
- Logo and/or name recognition on all marketing materials, including website and emails
- Logo recognition in printed program book and on-site signage
- Inclusion in social media acknowledgement post (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram)

Access
- Reserved seating and VIP reception access for 5 guests

Program Advertisement Opportunities

Congratulate our honoree, support the International Festival of Arts & Ideas’ Jean Handley Fund, and reach our audience with an advertisement in the Visionary Leadership Award program book—distributed in-person and online.

Full Page: $750
• One full-page, full-cover advertisement in VLA program
• BONUS: Inclusion in social media acknowledgement (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter)

Half Page: $500
• One half-page advertisement in VLA program

Third Page: $250
• One third-page advertisement in VLA Program


Send all artwork and ad materials as digital files (high resolution PDF or JPG, 300dpi minimum) to Yvette Hicks at yhicks@artidea.org. Please reference VLA 2023 Ad and your organization’s name in the subject line.

FULL PAGE — Width: 5.5” x Height: 8.5”
HALF PAGE — Width: 5.5” x Height: 4.25”
THIRD PAGE — Width: 5.5” x Height: 2.83”


Sponsorships & Program Book Advertisements are available.
Contact Ed Perley, Corporate Giving Manager, at eperley@artidea.org or 203.498.3705 for more information.