Nickel Plate Arts Membership & Sponsorship Program

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Individual Membership

Do you love seeing art and artists thrive all around you?

Support us so that we can support our entire creative community.

All Individual Members get a window cling, an “Artistic License,” and are signed up for the Members-Only newsletter for 1 year from the date of their contribution.

Lapel Pin | $25

This supports one day’s worth of social media about the arts.

Mug | $50

This allows us to post one artists’ story on our website.

Bowl | $100

This supports a hands-on activity at a community event for 2 hours

T-shirt | $250

This allows us to coordinate one exhibit.

Signed print by a local artist* | $500

This keeps the lights on at our Noblesville Campus for a week.

*We’ll give you a selection to choose from.

Signed book by a local author* | $1,000

This covers the cost of presenting one First Friday.

*We’ll give you a selection to choose from.

Gift certificate for any Nickel Plate Arts location | $2,500

This allows us to present one community event or to participate in a festival.

Original Painting by a local artist* | $5,000

This allows us to coordinate one public art project.

*We’ll give you a selection to choose from.

Commissioned artwork by a local artist* | $10,000

This will allow us to present our 6 Signature Events for one year.

*We’ll give you a selection to choose from.

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Family Membership

Do you have a household full of arts enthusiasts? You can satisfy your crafty cravings and support us at the same time! Consider a Family Membership, which gives you first dibs on some of our favorite programs and allows you to participate in many of our activities for free for one year!

2 Free Crafts | $65

2 free crafts at each of our signature events, a value of at least $70.

4 Free Crafts | $125

4 free crafts at each of our signature events, a value of at least $140.

6 Free Crafts | $175

6 free crafts at each of our signature events, a value of at least $210.

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Artist Membership

Do you create art, music, or theater? Are you a writer, designer, photographer, filmographer, or someone with a creative soul?

See all the ways we can help you grow!

All Artist Memberships are good for one year from the date of purchase.

Connect | Free

We offer this basic service to artists for free. Sign up for our newsletter to learn about upcoming events and opportunities, show your work in some of our exhibits, and mingle with artists and art-lovers at events.

Learn | $50

You know your craft, but there’s always more to learn.

Let us help you build your professional skills:

  • Special invitations and pricing for our “Art of
    Business” series of professional development
    classes
  • Invitations to special members-only exhibits,
    shows, opportunities and events
  • Plus, you’ll be eligible for reduced rental rates to
    use our campus for classes or events!
Promote | $100

We’ll help you build your audience and develop tools
to share your message with the world:

  • We’ll create a design for you that we will:
    • You can also use the design for any other method of promotion you choose
    • You’ll get special rates for any marketing-related Art of Business Classes
    • Feature in the slideshow on the home page of our website
    • Connect to a landing page about you that can include links to your store, website, and/or social media
    • Use as a print ad in one issue of our Arts Guide Magazine
    • Include in one or more of our monthly e-newlsetters
  • You can also use the design for any other method
    of promotion you choose
  • You’ll get special rates for any marketing-related
    Art of Business Classes
Showcase | $200

If you’re ready to share your art with the world, we can help you. Whether you’re a visual or performing artist, we can showcase your talent:

  • We will reserve an Artist Showcase Exhibit or Event Feature just for you. (20% commission rates apply):
      • Visual Artists can take over the Stephenson House Gallery (or other space, as available) for a month to coordinate their own exhibit AND hold their own reception or event during that month for free.
      • Performing Artists can become our featured performers at one of our many events. Our staff will recommend the event that best fits your goals. In addition to performing, bring promotional materials or items to sell and we’ll feature them in a prominent location for a whole month.
      • Not sure if your art fits one of these categories? Ask us and we’ll find a perfect opportunity for you!
  • We will develop an article about your exhibit or performance and feature it on our website and other media leading into your Showcase.
Lead | $500

The arts in our community won’t grow without charismatic visionaries like you leading the charge. Here’s how we can put you in the lead:

  • You will get all of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • You will be our Featured Artist at one of our events, (in addition to any Showcase you may choose)
  • We will offer you ‘first dibs’ on opportunities, including, but not limited to: public art projects, teaching and tutoring opportunities, corporate exhibits, and performance requests
  • We will develop a Feature Article about your artistic journey, which will be included in one issue of our Arts Guide Magazine, in at least one of our e-newletters, and will be pitched to other area media outlets.
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Partner Membership

Nonprofit organizations and small businesses are stronger together. If your organization or company creates art or works with artists, we want to partner with you! By working together, we can grow your customers and audiences, advocate for the needs of the arts, and celebrate your victories!

Connect | Free

We offer this basic service to artists for free. Just sign up to be included on our list.

  • You’re invited to annual partner meetings to share goals & meet other arts groups
  • All of your arts events that take place in our service area and that you submit to Hamilton County Tourism will be displayed on our website
  • You will receive periodic newsletters about new opportunities for arts organizations
Share | $250

We want to share what you are doing to make our Arts Community great! Here’s how:

    • You will be featured in the “Partner Events” section of our monthly newsletter
    • All of your events will be included on our website calendar
    • We’ll include your events in our monthly Current ads
  • When possible, we will include your events as special features in our social media feeds
Extra Help | $500

Events can be hard to organize, especially when you are relying on volunteers. We can provide administrative help to keep your program on track and connect it to other resources!

  • Receive all of the benefits listed above, plus:
  • One of our staff will join your event committee and provide administrative support for that event!
Build Your Audience | $1,000

We have many ways to connect with big crowds, arts enthusiasts, and local leaders. We can introduce you to all of them: 

  • Receive all of the benefits listed above (including assistance with an event), plus:
  • Your organization will get a 1⁄4 page ad in one or more of our Arts Guide Magazines
  • We will feature your organization at one of our events:
    • Your organization can take over a section of our campus for a First Friday or one of many other events
    • Our staff will help you select the event that best fits your needs 
    • At the event, you can collect contact information, sell items, present hands-on activities, stage a performance, or whatever best shows you off. Our 20% commission rates will apply to all sales and transactions.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Your employees need creative outlets for their non-work passions and a chance to meaningfully participate in shaping the look and feel of their community. With your support, we can offer those opportunities and so much more! Help us enrich the lives of everyone who experiences our community:

All benefits are good for one year from the date the Sponsorship is confirmed.

Show you support the arts | $300
  • 1/8 -page ad in our Arts Guide magazine
  • Your company name and a link to your website included in each of our e-newsletters
  • Listing on the Sponsor Page of our website
  • Receive special invitations to our events to share with your staff
  • Receive information about opportunities to volunteer and get service hours
Hands-on activity sponsor | $600
  • Receive all of the above PLUS:
  • Sponsor an artist-led activity at one of our events. Your logo will be included at the activity station and your company will be mentioned and/or your logo included in all promotion of the activity
Title sponsor for 1 Signature Event | $1,000
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your company will be featured as the Title Sponsor of the Event of your choice
  • Your logo and a link to your website included in all promotion of the Event, including our e-newsletteers, website, and social media
Product Sponsor | $2,500
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your company will be featured as the Title Sponsor of the Product/Service of your choice such as: Nickel Plate Arts hands-on activities at Community Events, Judge Stone House Exhibits, Stephenson House Showcase Exhibits, Meyer Najem Exhibits, Art of Business Classes, Monday Night Drawing Classes and/or other classes
  • Your ad in our Arts Guide Magazine increases to 1⁄4-page
  • Your logo and a link to your website included in all promotion of the Product, including our e-newsletteers, website, and social media
Community Sponsor | $5,000
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your company will be hailed as the overarching sponsor for all activities in the community of your choice
  • Your ad in our Arts Guide Magazine increases to 1⁄4-page
  • Your logo and a link to your website included in all promotion within and about that community, including our e-newsletteers, website, and social media
Season Sponsor | $10,000
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your company will be featured as the Season Sponsor for the service of your choice: All Exhibits, First Fridays, Monthly General Newsletters (reaches 4,000+ people per month)
  • Your ad in our Arts Guide Magazine increases to 1⁄2-page
  • Your logo and a link to your website included in all promotion of the Service, including our e-newsletteers, website, and social media
NobleMade Sponsor | $20,000
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your company will be will be the Title Sponsor for NobleMade, our Noblesville-themed Gift shop on the Square
  • Your company logo will be prominently added to the shop space, along with verbiage about your sponsorship.
  • All promotion connected with NobleMade for one year will include
    “NobleMade, presented by Your Company” and will include links to your website.
    • Your ad in our Arts Guide Magazine increases to 1⁄2-page
Organization Sponsor | $50,000+
  • Receive all of the $300-level benefits PLUS:
  • Your logo will appear prominently on all promotional materials for one year
  • Your ad in our Arts Guide magazine increases to 1 full page
  • We will write an article about your company and its commitment to the arts, to be featured on our website, in our magazine, in our e-newsletters, and any other outlets we have access to
  • We will commission a $5,000 work of art for your office from a local artist

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