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Madison Art Collection: Patronage Opportunities

The Madison Art Collection (MAC) is an administrative unit of James Madison University and acquires art and cultural works in fulfillment of the university’s mission, specifically to foster an informed appreciation of the rich diversity of the human experience. Containing over 35,000 art and cultural objects ranging from the Neolithic to the contemporary, it preserves and exhibits those works to the public, serving as both steward and interpreter of cultural common wealth.

The gallery space of the Madison Art Collection, the James and Gladys Kemp Lisanby Museum, houses rotating exhibitions drawn from the collection. Here, under the guidance of MAC staff, JMU students have the opportunity to participate in internships that offer hands-on experience in areas such as curation, collections management, and exhibition design.  

Patronage:

The Madison Art Collection has the ability to customize patronage opportunities that enable individuals and companies to show their strong support of the arts while connecting to a well-educated, affluent and highly-engaged audience base. Partnering with the Madison Art Collection can provide a focal point for your marketing efforts and sales campaigns. 

Patronage can be designed to ensure maximum exposure for your company. We are open to working with your marketing team to devise creative packages that are tailored to your company’s specific community outreach goals and to uniquely connect your brand to first-class artistic excellence and the patrons of the Madison Art Collection.

Why partner with the Madison Art Collection?

  • MAC displays art of the world, providing exhibitions which not only showcase artefacts and works of art, but the diverse cultures and beliefs of the world around us.
  • Your contribution will support the visual arts and help keep our programs and galleries free for everyone.
  • MAC can provide targeted marketing towards supporters of the visual arts and material culture within Harrisonburg and surrounding communities.
  • In the spirit of collaboration and creativity, MAC is committed to hosting exhibitions and fostering programs with support from our sponsors that encourage dialogue about the intersection between society and the arts and that celebrate multicultural and community engagement and arts education in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond.

Friends of the Madison Art Collection

Students - $25 students

Teachers and Educators - $50

Others - $75

Description:

  • A yearly patronage membership designed to help support the Madison Art Collection Foundation, the proceeds of which go to supporting the regular operations of the Madison Art Collection and Lisanby Museum.

Benefits:

  • Designation as part of the Friends of the Madison Art Collection for one-year term.
  • Subscription to a quarterly email offering behind-the-scenes information and sneak peaks
  • Invitations to special programs and curator tours
  • Early admission to all exhibitions

Scholar’s Circle

$500 - $999

Description:

  • Patrons help support academic research focused on works in the collection, specifically by undergraduate and graduate students.

Benefits:

  • Designation as part of the Scholar’s Circle for one-year term. First right of refusal for subsequent year, barring changes in sponsorship levels.
  • Opportunities for meet and greet with visiting Madison Art Collection scholars
  • Invitation to the Annual Circle Reception

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Patron name or logo placement on select Madison Art Collection marketing material
  • Patron name or logo placement on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Exhibitions Circle

$1,000 - $1,999

Description:

  • Patrons help support specific exhibitions on display at the Lisanby Museum/[FUTURE MUSEUM NAME]. Exhibitions feature diverse subject matter covering a range of topics and cultures.

Benefits:

  • Designation as part of the Exhibitions Circle for one-year term. First right of refusal for subsequent year, barring changes in sponsorship levels.
  • Advance notice of exhibitions-related programming and events
  • Invitation to the Annual Circle Reception

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Patron name or logo placement on sponsor walls located within the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo placement on Madison Art Collection exhibition marketing material
  • Patron name or logo placement on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Programs Circle

$2,000 - $2,999

Description:

  • Patrons support public programs such as lectures, performances, and gallery talks that help educate visitors on topics related to current and upcoming exhibitions.

Benefits:

  • Patrons will be credited in all programmatic promotional material, including but not limited to handouts, brochures, flyers, and electronic and social media.
  • Invitation to the Annual Circle Reception

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Written acknowledgment as program sponsor on pre-program PowerPoint
  • Verbal acknowledgement during the program introduction
  • Right to use the MAC and Lisanby Museum logos and/or the programmatic logo in advertising, marketing, and co-branded promotions. All usage to be pre-approved by the Madison Art Collection.
  • Patron name or logo on Madison Art Collection marketing material connected with the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Collectors Circle

$3,000 - $3,999

Description:

  • Patrons help support the acquisition of key artworks for the MAC that support the mission of the collection and its role as a key repository of JMU.

 Benefits:

  • The ability to vote on staff-selected artworks to acquire using membership dues
  • Sneak-peak champagne viewings of new acquisitions
  • Invitation to the Annual Circle Reception

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • When an object is purchased using Collectors Circle funds, members will receive a credit line on the object record, which will appear whenever the object is exhibited to the public.
  • Patron name on Madison Art Collection marketing material
  • Patron name on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Catalogue Circle

$4,000 - $4,999

Description:

  • Patrons support the research, writing, and production of exhibition catalogues that will accompany MAC exhibitions.

Benefits:

  • Patrons will be credited on an acknowledgement page within the exhibition catalogue and in all promotional material for the exhibition, including but not limited to handouts, brochures, flyers, and electronic and social media.
  • Invitation to the Annual Circle Reception

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Verbal acknowledgement during exhibition-related program introductions
  • Right to use the MAC and Lisanby Museum logos and/or the exhibition logo in advertising, marketing, and co-branded promotions. All usage to be pre-approved by the Madison Art Collection.
  • Patron name or logo on Madison Art Collection marketing material connected with the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Curator’s Circle

$5,000 - $9,999

Description:

  • Patrons support MAC’s mission to bring meaningful arts experiences to a wide audience by providing vital funding for:
    • Educational and public programs
    • Free admission for all visitors
    • Conservation of the 35,000+ works in our permanent collection 
    • Diverse and world-class exhibitions
    • Bringing art into classrooms through professional development programs for teachers

Benefits:

  • Patrons will be credited as members of the Curator’s Circle on the sponsor wall located in the museum lobby.
  • Patrons enjoy a deeper, more rewarding experience at the museum through year-round insider access, learning from museum staff and guest speakers on private exhibition tours and hands-on activities.
  • Invitation for two (2) to the Annual Circle Reception.

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Right to use the MAC and Lisanby Museum logos and/or the exhibition logos in advertising, marketing, and co-branded promotions. All usage to be pre-approved by the Madison Art Collection.
  • Patron name or logo on Madison Art Collection marketing material connected with the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Director’s Circle

$10,000+

Description:

  • Patrons provide support for ongoing updates and maintenance that will ensure the continuation of the collection and the museum, including
    • Thoughtful investment in new technology
    • Conservation of the 35,000+ works in our permanent collection 
    • Digitization and cataloguing of the collection to ensure scholarly awareness and interest
    • Support of museum buildings and holdings

Benefits:

  • Patrons will be prominently credited as members of the Director’s Circle on the sponsor wall located in the museum lobby.
  • Patrons enjoy a deeper, more rewarding experience at the museum through year-round insider access, learning from museum staff and guest speakers on private exhibition tours and hands-on activities.
  • Invitation for four (4) to the Annual Circle Reception.

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Right to use the MAC and Lisanby Museum logos and/or the exhibition logos in advertising, marketing, and co-branded promotions. All usage to be pre-approved by the Madison Art Collection.
  • Patron name or logo on Madison Art Collection marketing material connected with the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

Gallery Benefactor

$10,000

Description:

  • A naming opportunity to support the construction of a gallery within [FUTURE MUSEUM TITLE]. The designation of the gallery will be determined through conversations with museum staff, and patrons will receive prominent name recognition at the gallery’s entrance.

Benefits:

  • Placard with patron’s name will be prominently placed at the gallery’s entrance, and gallery will be identified by patron’s name in all museum-related publications and marketing.
  • Patrons enjoy a deeper, more rewarding experience at the museum through year-round insider access, learning from museum staff and guest speakers on private exhibition tours and hands-on activities.
  • Invitation for four (4) to the Annual Circle Reception.

On-site activation and other recognition:

  • Right to use the MAC and Lisanby Museum logos and/or the exhibition logos in advertising, marketing, and co-branded promotions. All usage to be pre-approved by the Madison Art Collection.
  • Patron name or logo on Madison Art Collection marketing material connected with the exhibition
  • Patron name or logo on website and museum newsletter.
  • Facebook and other social media recognition
  • Press release recognition

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