Nickel Plate Arts Membership & Sponsorship Program

Individual Membership
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Who you likely are: You value art and know just where to turn to entertain guests, plan a great event or dabble in art.

Questions you might want answers to: How can I invite the arts into my life to enrich it more? How do I find out what’s cool, quirky, creative and thought provoking in my community? What kinds of arts experiences can I introduce to my family? How can I help unlock the creative potential in my community?

If this sounds like a fit, explore our Individual Member Levels.

Basic Individual Membership—$50

Add a friend or family member to your membership for $30. Hello, perfect gift!

  • 12-month membership to Nickel Plate Arts
  • Early registration to Nickel Plate Arts events
  • Nickel Plate Arts T-shirt and ‘Artistic License’* membership card
  • Subscription to the quarterly Nickel Plate Arts Guide
  • Members-only email newsletter
  • Free Membership Appreciation events
Level 2 Individual Membership—$100

As a Level 2 Individual Member, you and another person of your choice can enjoy all the benefits of a Basic Membership, plus special perks at our Signature Events!

Level 3 Individual Membership—$150

As a Nickel Plate Arts Level 3 Individual Member, you join three vibrant arts organizations at once and receive benefits provided by all three organizations! (Your membership fee is divided among the organizations: Nickel Plate Arts receives $50, HCAA $40, FAC $30.)

  • 12-month membership to Nickel Plate Arts (includes all benefits of being a Nickel Plate Arts Individual Member)
  • 12-month membership to Hamilton County Artists’ Association (including all related benefits)
  • 12-month membership to Fishers Arts Council (including all related benefits)
  • This level of membership includes an additional $30 gift to Nickel Plate Arts, which you can deduct from your taxes
Level 4 Individual Membership—$250

Get in on the ground floor as a key supporter of our community-building efforts by choosing to become a Level 4 Individual Member.

  • Includes all benefits of being a Nickel Plate Arts Individual Member for you and one friend or family member
  • Receive special perks, including free drinks or activities, at our Signature Events, First Fridays, and Membership Appreciation Events
  • 2 FREE tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts annual fund raiser in September
Premium-Level Individual Membership—$500

As a Premium-Level Individual Member, you provide a much-needed level of support to Nickel Plate Arts, while receiving the highest-level of benefits and exclusive access to Nickel Plate Arts.

  • Includes all benefits of being a Level 3 Individual Member for you and a friend or family member of your choice.
  • Includes reduced admission rates to key Nickel Plate Arts Events
  • Includes special benefits, including free drinks or activities at all Nickel Plate Arts Signature Events, First Fridays, and Membership Appreciation Events
  • 4 FREE tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts annual fund-raiser in September 2016
  • Your Premium Membership also includes a $100 gift to Nickel Plate Arts, which you can take off of your taxes.
Artist Member Levels
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Who you likely are: You are an artist who wants to increase your exposure. You are interested in starting or strengthening your relationship with Nickel Plate Arts and its community of artists. You’re looking for opportunities to share your work and grow your network with people and organizations in our community.

Questions you might want answers to: How can I better connect to the arts and artists in my community? How can I make arts lovers and patrons more aware of what I do and who I am? How am I stretching my creative muscle?

If this sounds like a fit, explore our Artist Member Levels.

Basic Artist Membership—FREE!

Raising up artists is part of our mission. We want to the hub for artists in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and Tipton. Therefore, the basic Artist Member level includes opportunities for any working artist interested in connecting with Nickel Plate Arts. 

  • Artist-only email newsletter and call-outs for art
  • Opportunity to submit to Nickel Plate Arts exhibits
  • Opportunity to submit your news and announcements for us to share on our website and social media
  • Discount on rental fees for the Stephenson House and Judge Stone House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus
  • Invitations to FREE membership appreciation events to enjoy arts experiences and network with other artists and art-lovers
  • Other opportunities: We provide lots of other opportunities for artists to exhibit, sell, teach and learn.  Contact us at info@nickelplatearts.org to learn more!
Level 2 Artist Membership—$50

Level 2 Artist Members enjoy the benefits of both a Basic Individual Membership and our Basic Artist Membership levels, and more!. 

  • Includes all benefits of being a Basic Artist Member
  • Includes all the benefits of being a Basic Individual member, including receiving a Nickel Plate Arts T-shirt and each issue of our Arts Guide Membership Magazine delivered to your home
  • Enjoy reduced admission rates on key Nickel Plate Arts events
  • Have your own landing page or link to your website included in the Artist section of our website!
Level 3 Artist Membership—$100

Enjoy many Artist Membership benefits AND advertise your products with the rest of our membership. 

  • Includes all benefits of being a Level 2 Artist Member
  • Place a 1/8 page ad in our quarterly Arts Guide membership magazine
  • We’ll include a digital version of your ad in at least two of our electronic membership newsletters
Level 4 Artist Membership—$200

Receive more ways to highlight your work, use our facility and connect. 

  • Includes all benefits of being a Level 2 Artist Member
  • One month-long exhibition in the Stephenson House on the Nickel Plate Arts campus (a 20% commission rate will apply on all art sold out of this exhibit to cover processing fees and staff time associated with processing the sale)
  • One article about you in our Arts Guide membership magazine
  • One public event in the Stephenson House:
    • Event must be associated with your month-long exhibition
    • Event may be 3 hours long, plus 30 minutes setup and 30 minutes tear-down time.  Additional time can be added for a small fee.
    • Artist must cover associated expenses, incl. necessary permits, food, drinks, etc.
    • Event must be open to the general public
    • Event may coincide with other Nickel Plate Arts events on campus
    • Inclusion in appropriate Nickel Plate Arts promotional materials, including our E-newsletters prior to exhibition/event and a feature blog post
Premium Artist Membership—$500

Receive the highest level of access to Nickel Plate Arts services and amenities, while providing us with much-needed financial support.

  • Enjoy all the benefits of a Level 2 Artist Membership for you and a friend or family member of your choice
  • Receive a 1/8 page ad in 4 consecutive issues of our Arts Guide Membership magazine
  • Receive a digital ad in at least 2 of our e-newsletters
  • We will include an article about you in one issue of Arts Guide
  • You can hold a 3-hour event on our campus for FREE and commission will NOT apply
  • We will treat you as a Featured Artist at at least one event on our campus
  • Your membership will include a $100 gift to Nickel Plate Arts for which you can receive a tax deduction.
Nonprofit Member Levels
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Who you likely are: You represent a nonprofit organization with a stake in the arts. Your audience is in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Arcadia, Atlanta and/or Tipton. You are looking for creative ways to grow your influence and collaborate with like-minded organizations like Nickel Plate Arts on advertising and programming.

Questions you might want answers to: How can I better connect to the arts and artists in my community? How can my organization grow its influence within my community? How can we better unite with other organizations, businesses and individuals who understand the value of the arts?

If this sounds like a fit, explore our Nonprofit Partner Member Levels.

Basic Nonprofit Membership—$250!

Any nonprofit organization that has a stake in the arts can become our partner. 

  • Receive our monthly ‘Partner Updates’ e-newsletter, including your organization’s announcements
  • Qualify for reduced rental rates
  • Submit your organization’s announcement and news to be included on our website and social media pages
  • We will include your events in our Arts Guide and other print advertising
  • Receive up to 10 free copies of our Arts Guide
  • Include a 1/8 page ad or story in each issue of our Arts Guide
  • Receive 1 free ticket to each of our Membership Appreciation events to network with other arts supporters
  • Receive 1 free ticket to our Anniversary Party in September
Level 2 Nonprofit Member—$500

Nonprofits who want more administrative support from Nickel Plate Arts can become Level 2 Nonprofit Members. 

  • Enjoy all of the benefits of a Basic Nonprofit member
  • Receive our administrative support for one event
  • Receive an extra ticket to our Membership Appreciation events (2 tickets total)
  • Receive an extra ticket to our Anniversary Party in September (2 tickets total)
Level 3 Nonprofit Member—$750

Organizations who want to be even more involved and support the Nickel Plate Arts cause can become Level 3 Nonprofit Members

  • Includes all benefits of being a Level 2 Nonprofit Member
  • Receive a total of 4 tickets to each of our Membership appreciation events to connect with local arts supporters
  • Receive a total of 4 tickets to our Anniversary Party in September
  • Other perks and benefits will be identified throughout the year, including greater collaboration with your community-centered events
Level 4 Nonprofit Member—$1000

As a Level 4 Nonprofit Member, your organization will benefit from Nickel Plate Arts’s investments in our community AND be an important contributor to our ongoing sustainability.

  • Enjoy all the benefits of a Level 3 Nonprofit Member
  • Receive a total of 6 tickets to each of our Membership Appreciation Events to allow your staff an stakeholders to connect with other arts supporters
  • Receive a total of 6 tickets to our Anniversary Party in September
  • Share our booth space at any community event we attend, including the Noblesville Street Dance, White River Festival and more
  • Be our featured nonprofit at atlas 4 events on our campus
Business Members: Sponsorship Opportunities
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Introductory Level Sponsor—$300

For small businesses who understand how important the arts are to our vibrant, growing region, please consider becoming a Basic Sponsor by advertising with us:

  • You will receive an 1/8-page ad in 4 consecutive issues of the Nickel Plate Arts Guide
  • You will receive invitations to participate in and/or promote your company at appropriate Nickel Plate Arts on-campus events
Level 2: Artist Activity Sponsor—$600
  • Enjoy the benefits of our Basic Sponsorship
  • Sponsor an artist-led activity at one of our Signature Events or a First Friday
    • Your logo and information will be included at the activity station
    • You will be acknowledged in our e-newsletters and social media leading up to the event
Level 3: Single Event Sponsor—$1,000
  • Choose one of the following programs to sponsor [information will be provided]:
    • Valentine’s Day events,
    • Welcome to Fairyville
    • Comic Book in a Day
    • Day of the Dead)
    • A First Friday of your choice
    • An exhibit of your choice
    • An education series of your choice
  • You will be the title sponsor for that event
  • You will receive a 1/8 page ad in 4 consecutive Nickel Plate Arts Guides
  • You will receive invitations to participate in and/or promote your company at appropriate Nickel Plate Arts on-campus events
  • We will include your logo on all materials associated with your program
  • You can display key promotional materials in the Judge Stone House
  • You will receive copies of all Nickel Plate Arts publications to distribute to your constituents
  • You will receive artwork valued at $100 from Nickel Plate Arts
Level 4: Program Sponsor—$2,500
  • Choose one of the following product lines to sponsor [information will be provided]:
    • First Fridays
    • Signature Events (Valentine’s Day events, Welcome to Fairyville, Comic Book in a Day, and Day of the Dead)
    • The Holiday Season (Day after Thanksgiving – New Year’s)
    • Nickel Plate Arts Month
    • Judge Stone Gallery Exhibits
    • Adult Classes
    • Adventures in Art (children’s classes)
    • Artist Studios
  • You will be the title sponsor for that product line
  • You will receive a 1/4 page ad in 4 consecutive Nickel Plate Arts Guides
  • You will receive invitations to participate in and/or promote your company at appropriate Nickel Plate Arts on-campus events
  • We will include your logo on all materials associated with your product line
  • You can display key promotional materials in the Judge Stone House
  • We will create a recognition plaque to hang in the Judge Stone House
  • You will receive copies of all Nickel Plate Arts publications to distribute to your constituents
  • You will receive 2 tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts Anniversary Party in September
  • You will receive artwork valued around $250 from Nickel Plate Arts
Premium: Arts Community Sponsor—$5,000

In addition to enjoying all of our Basic Sponsorship Benefits, Premium Sponsors receive special recognition and access to our stakeholders, including:

  • Your ad in the Nickel Plate Arts guide becomes ½ page in each issue, and your logo is included all of our e-newsletters and print ads
  • We will profile your business in one issue of our Arts Guide Membership Magazine and on our website
  • Your company will receive a piece of original art by a local artist valued around $500
  • You will receive 4tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts Anniversary Party in September
Masterwork Sponsorship—$10,000

The highest level of membership available this Masterwork Sponsorship is a great opportunity for any business wanting to be seen as a fundamental community leader that understands the importance of the arts and creativity in creating vibrant, sustainable places to live, work and play.

  • Enjoy all other previously sponsorship benefits
  • Your ad in the Nickel Plate Arts guide becomes 1 full page, and you are acknowledged in every electronic newsletter we send out
  • Your company will receive a piece of original art by a local artist valued around $1000
  • Your organization’s name and logo added to our donor and sponsor recognition sculpture or wall
  • You will receive a total of 8 tickets to the Nickel Plate Arts Anniversary Party in September
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