Join the movement

stARTup Art Fair disrupts the traditional gallery fair model by connecting emerging artists directly with art world professionals and the art buying public. Set in chic hotel settings, the stARTup platform sparks new relationships and opportunities with some of the best working artists today.

With fairs in San Francisco, Chicago and Los Angeles, stARTup has attracted artists from across the U.S., Europe, South America and China. Artists are vetted by a different jury of influential art professionals for each fair, to bring a fresh perspective and a wide range of mediums and practices to every edition.

stARTup Art Fair also provides free exhibition space for non-profit arts organizations, supports social practices, performance and installation art, and explores current topics in the arts through thought-provoking panel discussions. Attendance and artists sales continue to grow with each event, as does positive press from publications such as the San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, and Creators Project on Vice.com to name a few.

Join the movement and discover why stARTup Art Fairs pulse with creative energy. Our crowds are multi-cultural professionals, collectors, and art enthusiasts, ranging in age from 30 – 65, who fill their calendars with experiential events, and find our fair through social media platforms. As a sponsor with stARTup Art Fair, you will gain exposure to key influencers and community leaders, enjoy creative marketing and entertainment opportunities with a wide, engaged audience, and enjoy 12 months of brand visibility for each fair you support.


Special Tours / $1,000 - $2,500

5-30 people

Let us create a branded value added experience for your company, colleagues, and clients. We arrange social and fair tour gatherings that take place during the First Look preview, Opening Night party, or any time during the fair. Tell us about your needs and we’ll create a unique value added experience for you.

 

Group Tickets / TBD

20 persons minimum

For cultural, educational, and professional clubs, ticket prices can be customized.

 

Art Conversations Patron / $1,000

Speak up! Create a panel discussion topic related to the arts that reflects your brand ideals. Invite 4 – 6 panelists to join you and moderate the conversation, which is broadcast live on our Facebook page and posted on YouTube.

Brand benefits:

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop at the event
  • Opportunity to interact directly with attendees
  • Extended social media reach with Facebook live streaming and YouTube placement
  • Two 3-day passes for each panelist
  • Two VIP passes

(we can help you develop your topic and suggest panelists)

 

Artist Patron / $3,000

Give art a chance. Giving an artist an exhibition space creates excitement and goodwill for your brand, engages audiences and supports creative success all kinds.

Brand benefits:

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program, door signage, step & repeat backdrop
  • One designated social media shout out
  • Two VIP passes

(We can help develop the selection process, and support social media efforts)

 

Special Programs Patron / $3,000

Make a statement. Underwrite the weekend long program of installation, performance and social practices art pieces, giving voice to additional art forms that aren’t traditionally shown or presented in art fair settings.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop
  • One designated social media shout out
  • Logo placement at hotel entrance and wherever the special programs art installations and performances are happening during the fair
  • Two VIP passes
 

Art Conversations Room Patron / $4,000

Join the Conversation. Add your name to the Art Conversations panel room for direct access to panelists, fair goers, and our Facebook audience all weekend long.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop
  • One designated social media shout out
  • Logo placement on special Art Conversations door signage and backdrop visible during all Facebook live stream panel discussions
  • Company mention at the start of each Art Conversations panel
  • Option to create and moderate your own Art Conversation
  • Option to transform the space into an exhibition space that represents your brand, creative projects you endorse, or artists you support
  • Eight complementary day passes
  • Two VIP Passes

(We can help you develop your topic and suggest panelists. The Patron must adhere to the hotels exhibition and use restrictions)

 

Art Room Patron / $5,000

Show your best side. Take a room to create an art or brand exhibition for fair goers to interact directly with your team. Share your services, show your products in their best light, or highlight artists in your organization with an engaged audience.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop
  • One designated social media shout out
  • Brand placement on room signage
  • Company listed on website with the exhibiting artists
  • Opportunity to host special events for clients and colleagues in your room
  • Two exhibitor badges
  • Ten complementary day passes
  • Four VIP Passes
 

Emerging Art Fair Patron / $5,000

Step it up! These premier sponsorships allow us to broaden our PR and marketing efforts to support the creative success of more artists, which enriches all of our lives. Enjoy premier sponsorship benefits.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Premier logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Premier logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop
  • Two designated social media shout outs
  • Two brand mentions at hotel during event
  • Host a First Look Preview event in the VIP Lounge for up to 20 people
  • Ten VIP passes
 

Established Art Fair Patron / $10,000

Step it up! These premier sponsorships support the creative success of all of our exhibiting artists and puts your brand in front of the attendees who want to know about your products and services. Enjoy premier sponsorship benefits.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Premier logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Premier logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop
  • Two designated social media shout outs
  • Host a First Look Preview event for up to 20 people
  • Ten VIP passes
 

Blue Chip Art Fair Patron / $15,000 - $20,000

See and be seen.  As a blue chip partner, we are thrilled to share the title of stARTup fair with you and enjoy these celebratory events together. We look forward to working together and can customize this package to best meet your brand objectives.

  • Company mention in press release
  • Title logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Title logo placement on printed programs and step & repeat backdrop at the event
  • Title logo on all fair signage including front banners and door signage
  • Two designated social media shout outs
  • Host an event at the Opening Night Party in the VIP Lounge for up to 20 people
  • Ten VIP passes
 

Official Partner / $9,000 plus in-kind donations

We all know how important brand familiarity is to building loyal customers. Work with us for a year (three fairs) as our exclusive service or product in your industry and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Company mention in press release
  • Premier logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Premier logo placement on printed programs and step & repeat backdrop
  • Logo placement on exhibition door signage
  • Two designated social media shout outs
  • Join us for a special toast and gathering with all premier sponsors and their guests.
  • Enjoy a First Look Preview event in the VIP Lounge for up to 20 people
  • 20 VIP passes
 

In-Kind Patron

Takes a village. The goods, discounts, and other special offers you provide for our exhibiting artists and art fair goers builds on the creative collaborative spirit fostered by stARTup Art Fair and all of our supporters. Thank you for sharing!

Brand benefits:

  • Company mention in press release
  • Logo placement on website and newsletter outreach
  • Logo placement on printed program and step & repeat backdrop at the event
  • One designated social media shout out
  • Your branded goods and/or collateral shared with exhibiting artists and fair goers
  • Five 3-day passes
  • Two VIP passes

(we can help you develop your topic and suggest panelists)


 

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