The Arts
mean business

Sponsorship

The Allegany Arts Council offers an annual corporate sponsorship program, “The Arts Mean Business.”

The Arts Mean Business Brochure

The program showcases the powerful impact made when businesses support artistic endeavors in their community, creating a more vibrant destination for tourists and residents, and increasing sales for their businesses.

Support begins January 1st annually with benefits lasting through the year. See below for specific categories and benefits available.

Become a Sponsor

Making the Case: How Art & Business Intersect

The arts and culture industry is real, generating $961.6 million in economic activity annually—$511.4 million in spending by arts and cultural organizations and $450.2 million in event-related spending by their audiences supporting 25,248 jobs and generating $87.4 million in government revenue.

In Allegany County, the arts make a tremendous impact. For every dollar spent on arts and cultural activities, more than $4.00 additional is generated for local restaurants, theatres, retail stores, and beyond. Investing in the arts is making an investment in your business.

Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) is an arts advocacy organization which supports and lobbies on behalf of the arts sector across the state of Maryland. It produces data which outlines the specific impact of the arts in our state, and is based off a larger, more robust study nationwide by Americans for the Arts.

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Brochure

Sponsorship Opportunities

Nonprofit Membership $75

Benefits Include:

  • Supporting the arts in our community
  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter, ArtsFlash, for one (1) organization member
  • Subscription to digital quarterly membership publication
  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • Use of the AAC bulk mail permit
  • Opportunity to include event listings in weekly digital newsletter

Small Business (fewer than 10 employees) $100

Benefits Include:

  • Supporting the arts in our community
  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter,ArtsFlash
  • Subscription to digital quarterly membership publication
  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • Opportunity to use Schwab Gallery one (1) time per calendar year for a maximum of three (3) hours during AAC’s regular business hours at no charge (restrictions apply)

Corporate (10 or more employees) $250

Benefits Include:

  • All Small Business benefits
  • Opportunity to place up to one (1) ad per calendar year in digital quarterly membership publication at no charge (restrictions apply)

Bronze $500

Benefits Include:

  • Supporting the arts in our community
  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter, ArtsFlash

Silver $1000

Benefits Include:

  • Supporting the arts in our community
  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter, ArtsFlash
  • Subscription to digital quarterly membership publication
  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • Opportunity to place up to two (2) ads per calendar year in digital quarterly membership publication at no charge (restrictions apply)
  • Inclusion on “Champion of the Arts” quarterly membership banners at Silver level
  • Logo and link included on AAC website

Gold $2500

Benefits include:

  • Supporting the arts in our community
  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter,ArtsFlash
  • Subscription to digital quarterly membership publication
  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • Opportunity to place up to three (3) ads per calendar year in digital quarterly membership publication at no charge (restrictions apply)
  • Inclusion on “Champion of the Arts” quarterly membership banners at Gold level
  • Logo and link included on AAC website

Platinum $5000

Benefits include:

  • Subscription to weekly digital newsletter, ArtsFlash
  • Subscription to digital quarterly membership publication
  • Invitation to Annual Members Meeting
  • Opportunity to place up to four (4) ads per calendar year in digital quarterly membership

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship in the Allegany Arts Council is open to everyone! You don't have to be an artist and you don't have to live in Allegany County. Your sponsorship is valid for 1 year from the date of purchase and you may purchase a sponsorship at any time using the online form below. Your sponsorship card will be mailed to you once your payment is received.

  • Enter Sponsor Information

  • Choose a Sponsorship Category


For more information about supporting the arts, please contact us.