Sponsorship Opportunities



Western Arts Alliance’s sponsorship program supplies powerful branding and promotional leverage as it underwrites our annual conference, helping to keep the program accessible and affordable.  Sponsorship opportunities range from tried-and-true properties such as the conference tote bags and branded guest room keys, to custom packages based on your budget, goals and brand.  Not sure what you might want to do?  Let’s talk.

Please contact Jennifier Stewart for more information. 

Please note, organizations are still able to sponsor at WAA 2019, however sponsors committed after July 19 will not have logo placement on conference signage.

PERFORMANCE

SOLD - Annual Luncheon/Awards Ceremony: Sponsored by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles
Our largest sit-down event at the conference, the Annual Luncheon and WAA Awards Ceremony will be WAA’s best-attended sponsored performance opportunity. The luncheon highlights your artist for a 15-minute presentation to a captive audience of the region’s leading arts presenters. 

SOLD - Spotlight Performance at the Juried Showcase: Sponsored by Unbound Artists/FURY
Your artist will take flight! This sponsorship allows on artist a 15-minute performance preceding the Juried Showcase program.

HOSPITALITY

SOLD - Opening Reception: Co-sponsored by the 2019 LA Arts Groups Supporting WAA and the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
The Opening Reception is the first social event of the conference as well as the best-attended hospitality event of the week—an integral part of every delegate’s experience.  

SOLD - Closing Reception: Sponsored by IMG Artists
Get the last word by sponsoring WAA’s Closing Reception!  This one is all about mixing and mingling in a relaxed post-conference atmosphere.   

SOLD - Exhibit Hall Hospitality: Sponored by WAA's Board of Directors and Co-sponsored by Alliance Artist Management, Cadence Arts Network, Elsie Management, Fascinator Management and ODC Dance/Cathy Pruzan Artist Management.
Hospitality is deeply appreciated by all attendees. Choose from among three opportunities that will each serve to recharge and replenish spirits.

SOLD - Membership Meeting Coffee: Sponsored by Seattle Theatre Group

SOLD - Exhibitor Load-In Coffee and Coffeecake: Sponsored by The Rocky Mountain Arts Consortium

BRANDING

SOLD - Conference Tote Bags: Sponsored by Tenor By Night
Carry your dollar the farthest by the sponsoring the WAA Conference tote bag.  Versatile and reusable, this practical tote will be carted all throughout the conference and then brought back home for an extended life well beyond.  

Guest Room Keys: $4,000 
Keycards provide a colorful marker that will be used over and over throughout the day.  Display artist photos, your logo, advertise your exhibit location, or whatever you can cook up!

SOLD - Lanyards: Sponsored by CAMI Music 
Be omnipresent while you let everyone do your advertising for you.  No one can go anywhere without their credential.  It’s the sponsorship that delegates literally live in! 

Charging StationSponsored by ICM Partners - One Opportunity Remaining for $2,500
12% power and it’s only lunch time?!  You’ve got ‘em covered with the branded mobile device charging station. No one needs to leave the exhibit hall for an outlet when batteries needs a boost.

SOLD - Conference Way-Finding Signs: Sponsored by Kirschner Creative Artists
Your logo enhances conference directional signage that helps attendees find their way.

SOLD - The Presenters' Notebook: Sponsored by AMAZ Entertainment
Useful and practical, this 7" x 5.5" soft-cover notebook filled with 70 pages of ruled paper makes for an indispensable conference tool.

SOLD - The Presenters' Pen: Sponsored by CAMI Music
Picture this: your name at every presenter’s fingertips!  This metal-construction pen includes a stylus at the tip and LED light at the tip.

Butter mints: $1,000 
Melt-in-your-mouth butter mints wrapped in your lovely logo adorn registration counters.

Bag Insert: Sponsored by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and Mostly Kosher - Opportunities Available for $500
WAA will insert just about any promotional item or single piece of printed material into the presenters’ tote bags.  (Limited availability.)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SOLD - In-Conference Workshops: Sponsored by Opus 3 Artists
Attendees often report that WAA’s workshops are among the most innovative and forward-thinking in the field.  Ally your organization's own distinguished reputation with WAA’s most distinguishing conference feature.

SOLD - Opening Keynote Address: Co-sponsored by Edmonds Center for the Performing Arts, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and Tacoma Arts Live
This high-profile sponsor opportunity supports the most important speaker at the conference and include public thanks at our best-attended plenary event.

SOLD - Pre-Conference Symposiums: Sponsored by the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles and The Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles
Two pre-con symposiums are slated this year to advance two distinctly important themes: Advancing Indigenous Performance and Black Arts at WAA.  Convey your organization’s values by helping to bring these important sessions to the conference.  

General Conference Support: Sponsored by USC Visions & Voices, David Belenzon Management, Inc. and Ticketstage - Opportunities Available Starting at $1,000
If simply supporting the ecology of your conference is important to you, consider applying your sponsorship dollars to the General Support fund, and give us the flexibility to use your contribution wherever it’s needed most.

Professional DevelopmentSponsored by Concert Artists Guild, Kamstar Artist Management, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and the North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents Cooperative - Opportunities Available Starting at $1,000
Take a two-minute speaking opportunity at the top of a Speed Leads session, the New Colleagues Orientation or the Commons Walk-Through

SOLD - WAAht's Next?:  Sponsored by California Presenters
This sessions mixes WAA's Mentoring Commitee with new and nearly-new colleagues colleagues for an interactive session on ways to keep your WAA connections strong post-conference. 

TECHNOLOGY

SOLD - Conference WiFi: Sponsored by Paciolan
WiFi in The Commons is an expectation among conference attendees, but we can’t do it without a generous sponsor. Be the one to make WiFi happen for all and you receive "naming rights" for the WiFi password!

Mobile App: $5,000 
The schedule, sessions, showcases, and attendee info all at your fingertips—the app is central to navigating the conference, and sponsor’s logo is ever-present on the home screen.