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 at jstewart@westarts.org or 503-274-4748 for more information. 


Annual Luncheon/Awards Ceremony: $7,000 
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. 

Spotlight Performance at the Juried Showcase: $7,000 
Your artist will take flight! This sponsorship allows on artist a 15-minute performance preceding the Juried Showcase program.

Please note: sponsored performance opportunities are not offered first-come, first-served. Please email us for additional information on how the Annual Luncheon and Spotlight Showcase sponsors are selected. Proposals are due March 15, 2019.


Opening Reception: $7,000 
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.  

Closing Reception: $6,000 
Get the last word by sponsoring WAA’s Closing Reception!  This one is all about mixing and mingling in a relaxed post-conference atmosphere.   

Exhibit Hall Breaks (two available) Membership Meeting Coffee SOLD: $3,000 per Event
Hospitality is deeply appreciated by all attendees. Choose from among three opportunities that will each serve to recharge and replenish spirits.


Conference Tote Bags: $5,000 
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!

Lanyards: $4,000 
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 Station: $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.  Two available.

Sign Sponsor: $1,000
Your logo enhances conference way-finding signage. 

The Notebook: $1,800  SOLD
Useful and practical, this 7" x 5.5" soft-cover notebook filled with 70 pages of ruled paper makes for an indispensable conference tool.

The Nice Pen: $1,500 
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: $500
WAA will insert just about any promotional item or single piece of printed material into the presenters’ tote bags.  (Limited availability.)


Opening Keynote Address: $3,000
This high-profile sponsor opportunity supports the most important speaker at the conference and include public thanks at our best-attended plenary event.

Pre-Conference Symposiums: $3,000 (one available)
Two pre-con symposiums are slated this year to advance two distinctly important themes: Advancing Indigenous Performance SOLD and Black Arts at WAA.  Convey your organization’s values by helping to bring these important sessions to the conference.  

General Conference Support: $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 Development: $1,000 (three Speed Lead sessions available)
Take a two-minute speaking opportunity at the top of a Speed Leads session, the New Colleagues Orientation or the Commons Walk-Through. SOLD


WiFi: $5,000
WiFi in The Commons is an expectation among conference attendees, but we can’t do it without a generous sponsor, or a coalition of the willing.  Be the one (or part of the group) to make WiFi happen for all.  

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.