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Become A Sponsor

Become a Sponsor

Support the Massachusetts Poetry Festival by becoming a sponsor. Our sponsors receive competitive benefits in return for their generosity, including extensive advertising opportunities and exposure to our large audience.

Sponsorship levels can be customized and non-profit organizations receive a 50% discount.

To become a sponsor, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator, Kaylin Wu, at [email protected] for more information. We prefer that payments are made via invoice but payments can also be made via PayPal (to [email protected]). We also accept checks (made out to Mass Poetry, mailed to 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston MA 02210), but due to COVID-19 related mail delays, we prefer invoice or Paypal.


EPIC SPONSORSHIP

A donation of $15,000 would be a tremendous help with supporting the festival. A single gift of this size covers operating costs for most of our virtual events, including our online event platform, and honorariums for panelists and speakers.

For such generous support, this level receives the most benefits, including:

  • Exclusive sponsorship including brief pre-recorded remarks or company video promo in advance of headliners
  • 30-second, color advertisement to air in pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Personalized stop on our guided poetry audio tour of Salem, MA
  • Company name announced by emcee during events
  • Prominent placement of a large company logo or your name on marketing materials (Festival program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers) 
  • On-air mention in advertising on WBUR
  • 10+ mentions on Mass Poetry’s social media 
  • Expanded profile in Mass Poetry’s newsletter (over 10,000 recipients)

SONNET SPONSORSHIP

A single gift of $10,000 would cover a significant portion of our operating costs, as well as support all of our volunteers.

This level also receives a considerable number of benefits, including:

  • 15-second, color advertisement to run in pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Personalized stop on our guided poetry audio tour of Salem, MA
  • Company name announced by emcee during events
  • Prominent placement of a large company logo or your name on marketing materials (Festival program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers) 
  • 5 mentions on Mass Poetry’s social media 
  • 250-word profile in Mass Poetry’s newsletter (over 10,000 recipients)

BALLAD SPONSORSHIP

$5,000 would provide substantial support to Mass Poetry, covering the cost of headliners.

At this level, we provide sponsors with:

  • 10-second, color ad to run in pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Prominent placement of a large company logo or your name on marketing materials (Festival Program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers)
  • 2 mentions on Mass Poetry’s social media 
  • 100-word profile in Mass Poetry’s newsletter (over 10,000 recipients)

AUBADE SPONSORSHIP

For $2,500, over 100 students from underserved schools could attend the Student Day of Poetry for free.

At this level, we provide sponsors with:

  • 5-second, color ad to run in the pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Prominent placement of a large company logo or your name on marketing materials (Festival program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers)
  • 50-word profile in Mass Poetry’s newsletter (over 10,000 recipients)

VILLANELLE SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships of $1,000 helps cover honorariums for our headline events.

In return, sponsors will receive:

  • 3-second, color ad to run in the pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Prominent placement of a large company logo or your name on marketing materials (Festival program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers) 

SESTINA SPONSORSHIP

$500 covers 25 students attending the Student Day of Poetry.

Sponsors will receive:

  • 2-second, color ad to run in the pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Placement of your name on marketing materials (Festival program, save the dates, invitations, print ads in local media, press releases, event website & fliers)

HAIKU SPONSORSHIP

Just $250 has the power to make a difference to the Festival, especially when combined with other sponsorships.

At this level, sponsors will receive:

  • A brief mention in the in the pre- and post-event sponsor loop
  • Placement of your name on marketing materials (save the dates, invitations, print ads in media, press releases, event website & fliers)