As the cultural cornerstone of the area, BlackRock Center for the Arts is uniquely located where UpCounty residents come to do business.

Between our season performances, arts education programs, and two galleries, BlackRock is known as the center of cultural exploration for upper Montgomery County and beyond. When you invest in a partnership with BlackRock, not only will you meet your marketing goals, but you’re also contributing to the artistic heartbeat of our great community.

Who BlackRock Reaches:

  • Over 40,000 people attend performances and events each year
  • Patrons come from as close as across the street to as far away as D.C., Virginia, Eastern and Western Maryland and even Pennsylvania
  • 5,000 young people (and their parents) attend classes, workshops, and other outreach programs each year.
  • Over 15,000 households receive regular contact from BlackRock through e-newsletters, and other electronic and paper correspondence.
  • Hundreds of your colleagues, from businesses large and small, use BlackRock’s various venues each week for meetings, celebrations, team-building seminars, an off-site training center, and employee recognition events.

BlackRock reaches exponentially more people every day through our website (6,000 visits per month and over 70,000 visits per year – 50,000 of which were unique hits or click-throughs), and the thousands of people who drive or walk past BlackRock Center each day.

SPONSOR

How Your Company Benefits as a BlackRock Season Sponsor

A highly visible association with BlackRock Center for the Arts, a leading arts and culture organization lends prestige to your company and allows it to stand out as a responsible corporate citizen.

A BlackRock corporate sponsorship enhances community awareness of your company’s products and services and offers unique ways of communicating with your target market.

Season Corporate Sponsorship levels

Choose from a variety of sponsorship options to find the one that is best for your company. BlackRock staff is always available to help you develop the sponsorship program that helps your company achieve its goals.

BlackRock’s 2018-2019 Season Sponsorship opportunities include:

Naming Opportunities (Individually Customized Benefits)

Main Stage

$2,500,000 in perpetuity

$35,000 annually (three-year commitment required)

Dance Studio Theater

$2,000,000 in perpetuity

$30,000 annually for four years (three-year commitment required)

Outdoor Stage

$1,500,000 in perpetuity

$25,000 annually for four years (three-year commitment required)

SPONSOR

Season Sponsorship Opportunities            

  • Lead Season Sponsor ($20,000)
    • Exclusive sponsorship
    • Acknowledgement “BlackRock’s 2018-2019 Season is made possible by” on all printed materials
    • “BlackRock’s 2018-2019 Season is made possible by” prominently display on all BlackRock website pages as Lead Season Sponsor
    • “BlackRock’s 2018-2019 Season is made possible by” on all social media posts
    • “BlackRock’s 2018-2019 Season is made possible by” on all paid print advertisement
    • Verbal recognition from stage at all performances
    • 25% discount on all rentals for private events
    • 20 tickets to 20 performances of your choice
    • Backstage passes to meet the artists (when available)
    • Access to our exclusive monthly Members’ Lounge (a private reception during the intermission for selective performances featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvre and refreshments, as you and your guests mingle with like-minded art lovers in our BlackRock Family)
  • Season Co-Sponsors ($10,000)
    • Only two sponsorships available
    • Prominent placement on the Sponsorship Sign in the lobby
    • “18-19 Season made possible in part by” on printed materials
    • “18-19 Season made possible in part by” on all BlackRock website pages as Season Co-Sponsor
    • “18-19 Season made possible in part by” on all paid print advertisement
    • Verbal recognition from stage at all performances
    • 10% discount on all rentals for private events
    • 10% off tickets for your employees and/or customers
    • 10 tickets to 10 performances of your choice
    • Backstage passes to meet the artists (when available)
    • Access to our exclusive monthly Members’ Lounge
  • Season Signature Series ($5,000)
    • Exclusive Sponsorship per subscription of choice (one sponsorship per series)
    • Prominent placement on the Sponsorship Sign in the lobby
    • “XYZ Signature Series is made possible by” on all printed materials
    • “XYZ Signature Series is made possible in part by” performances in your series on BlackRock website pages as Signature Season Sponsor
    • Your name listed as Signature Series Sponsor on all social media posts for performances in your series
    • Your name listed as Signature Series Sponsor on all social media posts for performances in your series on all paid print advertisement
    • Verbal recognition from stage at all your Signature Series performances
    • 5% discount on all rentals for private events
    • 20 tickets to 20 performances for your signature series
    • Backstage passes to meet the artists (when available)
    • Access to our exclusive monthly Members’ Lounge
  • Individual Performances ($1,500)
    • Placement on the Sponsorship Sign in the lobby
    • Acknowledgement on all printed materials for your performance
    • Your name prominently displayed for the performance on BlackRock website page as Performance Sponsor
    • Your name listed as Performance Sponsor on all social media posts for the performance
    • Your name listed as Performance Sponsor on all paid print advertisement for that performance
    • Verbal recognition from stage at the performance
    • 20 tickets to your performance
    • Backstage passes to meet the artists (if available)
    • Access to our exclusive monthly Members’ Lounge (if available for the selected)

SPONSOR

For more information, contact Alyona Ushe, Executive Director, at 240-912-1054 or alyona@blackrockcenter.org.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE:

Employee Matching Gifts
Show your support by matching your employees’ contributions to BlackRock Center for the Arts

In-Kind Contributions
Gifts of services and product donations are an important form of support that augment the quality and reach of our artistic programs.

Dollar for Doer Programs

Encourage your employees to volunteer at BlackRock

Corporate Community Fundraisers

Do you own a retail business?  Consider having a day of donating a portion of proceeds to BlackRock or encouraging your customers to make a donation at checkout

To learn how to participate in corporate giving opportunities, please contact Max Styles, Marketing & Development Associate, at max@blackrockcenter.org