Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

The annual sponsorships below provide the most comprehensive exposure to The Art Effect’s diverse audience across the Hudson Valley and beyond.
To secure your sponsorship, please contact Phoenix Trent at 845.471.7477 or phoenix@thearteffect.org

With annual sponsorship, your business will reach:

  • 180,000+ individuals reached on social media
  • 14,000+ followers on social media
  • 131,000+ website page views annually
  • 8,000+ individuals who receive our monthly e-newsletter
  • 6,000+ individuals who visit the Trolley Barn Gallery annually

$1,500 Arts Donor

  • Recognition on The Art Effect’s website with direct link to your business
  • Recognition in The Art Effect’s e-newsletters and general emails
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • 2 tickets to The Art Effect’s signature event, Art After Dark, held in the fall

$3,000 Arts Advocate

  • Recognition on The Art Effect’s website with direct link to your business
  • Recognition in The Art Effect’s e-newsletters and general emails
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • 2 tickets to The Art Effect’s signature event, Art After Dark, held in the fall
  • Event branding at the PKX Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on festival signage and in program at event
    • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
    • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
    • 1/2 page business ad in program

$5,000 Arts Supporter

  • Recognition on The Art Effect’s website with direct link to your business
  • Recognition in The Art Effect’s e-newsletters and general emails
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • One featured blog post written by The Art Effect during the month of your choice to be posted on The Art Effect’s website and promoted via social media
  • 4 tickets to The Art Effect’s signature event, Art After Dark, held in the fall
  • Event branding at the Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on event signage and in program
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
    • 1/2 page business ad in event program
  • Event branding at the PKX Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on festival signage and in program at event
    • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
    • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
    • Full page business ad in program

$7,500 Arts Champion

  • Recognition on The Art Effect’s website with direct link to your business
  • Recognition in The Art Effect’s e-newsletters and general emails
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • One featured blog post written by The Art Effect during the month of your choice to be posted on The Art Effect’s website and promoted via social media
  • One sponsored blog post spotlight written by The Art Effect during month of choice that will be published on website and promoted via social media
  • 4 tickets to The Art Effect’s signature event, Art After Dark, held in the fall
  • Event branding at Art After Dark
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on signage and in program at event
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
    • 1/2 page business ad in program
  • Event branding at the Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on event signage and in program
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
    • Full page business ad in event program
  • Event branding at the PKX Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival
    • Recognition from podium
    • Logo on prominent signage at event
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on festival signage and in program at event
    • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
    • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
    • Full page business ad in program

$10,000 Arts Hero

  • Recognition on The Art Effect’s website with direct link to your business
  • Recognition in The Art Effect’s e-newsletters and general emails
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • One featured blog post written by The Art Effect during the month of your choice to be posted on The Art Effect’s website and promoted via social media
  • One sponsored blog post spotlight written by The Art Effect during month of choice that will be published on website and promoted via social media
  • 6 tickets to The Art Effect’s signature event, Art After Dark
  • Event branding at Art After Dark
    • Business name incorporated into the title of the event as “Art After Dark presented by [name]”
    • Unique sponsor signage at event
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on signage and in program at event
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
    • Full page business ad in program
  • Event branding at the Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day
    • Prominent placement of full page in event program (i.e. inside cover, back cover, inside back cover)
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on event signage and in program
    • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
  • Event branding at the PKX Reel Exposure International Film & Photo Festival
    • Business logo on featured festival banner
    • Recognition from podium
    • Logo on prominent signage at event
    • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
    • Recognition on festival signage and in program at event
    • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
    • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
    • Full page business ad in program

Trolley Barn Gallery Annual Exhibition Sponsor

The Trolley Barn Gallery is the first youth-led gallery in the Hudson Valley, NY.  We train youth as leaders who catalyze the community through the arts and re-energize downtown Poughkeepsie. The iconic Poughkeepsie Trolley Barn puts youth in the driver’s seat of this incredible space, empowering them to engage community members and visitors in transformative arts experiences that they curate alongside established professionals.

Your sponsorship directly empowers youth leadership and supports the transformative arts experiences they are curating in order to re-engergizes downtown Poughkeepsie through the arts. The Trolley Barn Gallery’s reach is rapidly growing; 

  • 400+ visitors at the gallery each year
  • 180,000 people reached across social media platforms
  • 2,500+ artist submission on callforentry.org
  • 7 curated exhibitions

$3,000: Exhibitions Sponsor

  • Recognition on The Trolley Barn Gallery website with direct link to sponsor website
  • Group membership benefits for 1 year with 5% discount on classes and camps and $5 discount on Trolley Barn Gallery submission fees for all employees
  • Recognition on gallery exhibition signage, program and digital materials
  • Recognition on callforentry.org

Event Only Sponsorships

Below are varying sponsorship levels with opportunities at each of The Art Effect’s events. More information on each of these can be found on each event page, Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival, Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day, and Art After Dark.

Reel Exposure International Teen Film & Photo Festival

The Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photography Festival features a juried selection of short films and photos created by youth from around the world as well as the Hudson Valley, and attracts over 2,200 viewers from across the globe and the Trolley Barn Gallery each May. New for 2023, Reel Exposure is brought to you by The Art Effect’s PKX Festival, an exciting building block to the development of the Youth Arts Empowerment Zone, establishing a youth-led arts district in and around the Gallery.

  • 89,000 impressions
  • 700 individuals attended the 2022 PKX Festival
  • 1,285 attendees at the 2022 Reel Exposure Festival

$1,500: Promoting Sponsor

  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Recognition in program at event
  • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
  • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
  • 1/2 page business ad in program

$3,000: Supporting Sponsor

  • Recognition on signage at festival
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Recognition in program at event
  • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
  • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
  • Full page business ad in program

$5,000: Main Stage Sponsor

  • Recognition on signage at festival
  • Stage naming rights with banner display for 3 days during festival
  • Podium recognition at the festival
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Recognition in program at event
  • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
  • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
  • Full page business ad in program

$7,500: Presenting Sponsor

  • Business name incorporated into the title of the event as “PKX Festival presented by [name..]”  and logo on featured festival banner
  • Business name as wi-fi password at The Art Effect during the 3-day festival
  • Recognition on signage at festival
  • Stage naming rights with banner display for 3 days during festival
  • Podium recognition at the festival
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Recognition in program at event
  • Business logo on back of festival t-shirts
  • Opportunity for hands-on, promotional table at festival
  • Full page business ad in program

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day

Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day is a free annual event that gives more than 300 students the opportunity to meet with college representatives from over 40 of the most prestigious art schools in our nation and to have their portfolios reviewed by the schools, presenting incredibly pre-college exposure and access to local youth interested in attending arts colleges. 

  • $2,100,000 in scholarships awarded to students at The Art Effect
  • 400 students attend Hudson Valley Regional Portfolio Day
  • 60 college representitives
  • 40 unique colleges are present

$1,500: Promoting Sponsor

  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Recognition on event signage and in program
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
  • Full page business ad in program

Art After Dark

Art After Dark is our signature fundraising event featuring immersive arts experiences created by The Art Effect staff and youth, culinary delights, and cocktails with an artistic twist. In 2022, the event honored G. Angela Henry, the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and alumnus Shakur Peterson. Past honorees have included community leaders Michael Quinn and Niki Pagones Quinn and Karen and Nevill Smythe; teacher Todd Poteet; as well as alumni Sad’e Sharas, Jason Bard Yarmosky, Breanna Nussbickel, and Amina Kearney. Now in its fifth year, Art After Dark will attract between 150 to 200 attendees at the Trolley Barn Gallery next fall.

$750: Experience Sponsor

  • 2 tickets to Art After Dark
  • 1/4 page business ad in program
  • Branded signage recognizing your support at one of the immersive art experiences
  • Recognition in program

$1,500: Promoting Sponsor

  • 2 tickets to Art After Dark
  • 1/2 page business ad in program
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
  • Custom cocktail or dessert created in business name
  • Branded signage recognizing your support at one of the immersive art experiences
  • Recognition in program

$3,000: Supporting Sponsor

  • 4 tickets to Art After Dark
  • Business podium recognition at the festival
  • Full page business ad in program
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
  • Custom cocktail or dessert created in business name
  • Branded signage recognizing your support at one of the immersive art experiences
  • Recognition in program

$5,000: Presenting Sponsor

  • 4 tickets to Art After Dark
  • Business name incorporated into the title of the event as  “Art After Dark presented by [name..]
  • Business podium recognition at the festival
  • Full page business ad in program
  • Mention in all event marketing materials including, webpage, emails, flyers, social media, and press releases
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional take-home materials
  • Custom cocktail or dessert created in business name
  • Branded signage recognizing your support at one of the immersive art experiences
  • Recognition in program

See a list of our current funders and sponsors.