Sponsorship Levels

Grand Slam Champion: Exclusive Full Festival Sponsorship ($30,000)

  • Exclusive Banner of Recognition at 4 live events: Poetry in Motion, Prairie Lights Panel Discussion, Poetry Slam, Englert Showcase
  • Exclusive recognition on all media related to the festival: the Mic Check Poetry Fest webpage, the Englert Theatre webpage, radio broadcasts, printed flyers, newsletter/email promotions, and any social media posts.
  • 30 free Fest Passes (valued at $2,550) & 30 tote bags for your organization.
  • Stand-alone public Thank You Video prior to and following the event weekend, featuring festival poets
  • Festival preview comes to you! Poets from the festival provide a private performance at your organization/business.

Master of Ceremonies: Full Festival Sponsorship ($10,000)

  • Banner of Recognition at 4 live events: Poetry in Motion, Prairie Lights Panel Discussion, Poetry Slam, Englert Theatre Showcase
  • Recognition on all media related to the festival: the Mic Check Poetry Fest webpage, the Englert Theatre webpage, radio broadcasts, printed flyers, newsletter/email promotions, and any social media posts.
  • 10 free Fest Passes (valued at $850) & 10 tote bags for your organization.
  • Festival preview comes to you! Poets from the festival provide a private performance at your organization/business.

Poet Prodigy: Exclusive Full Festival Youth Sponsorship ($7,500)

  • Exclusive Banner of Recognition at 4 live youth events: Ebony Stewart Youth Workshop, Patricia Smith Youth Workshop, Poetry Slam, Englert Theatre Youth Showcase,
  • Recognition on all media related to festival youth programming: the Mic Check Poetry Festl webpage, the Englert Theatre webpage, radio broadcasts, printed flyers, newsletter/email promotions, and any social media posts.
  • 5 free Fest Passes (valued at $425) & 5 tote bags for your organization.
  • Stand-alone public Thank You Video prior to and following the festival, featuring youth participants

Wordsmith Wonder: Youth Workshop Sponsorship ($4,000)

  • Recognition on all media related to a single youth workshop: Mic Check Poetry Fest workshop webpage, radio broadcasts, printed flyers, newsletter/email promotions, and any social media posts for that workshop
  • 15 free tickets to Showcase & 15 tote bags for your organization

Marquee: Sponsorship for Showcase Headliner ($2,500)

  • Recognition throughout the Showcase live event
  • Recognition on all media spotlighting the showcase: the Mic Check Poetry Fest webpage, the Showcase webpage, the Englert Theatre webpage, radio broadcasts, printed flyers, newsletter/email promotions, and any social media posts about the showcase.
  • 15 free tickets to Showcase live event for your organization
  • Stand-alone Public Thank You Video prior to the Showcase

Spotlight: Local Artist Sponsorship ($400)

  • Recognition at Poetry in Motion live event
  • Recognition on all media: the Mic Check Poetry Fest webpage, the Poetry in Motion webpage and any social media posts including that artist.
  • Listed on the exclusive Poets & Places Directory
  • Guaranteed social media post highlighting your sponsorship as your sponsored artist visits your business

Creative Contributor: Design Your Own Custom Tier

  • You provide support in any amount you choose
  • You let us know what sort of recognition you prefer
  • You help build a powerful artistic community in Iowa City

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