Donations, Sponsorships, and Festival Program Advertising
The Albuquerque Folk Festival Inc. provides advocacy for the folk-arts community and opportunity for the general public to experience and participate in traditional folk arts activities such as music, dance, storytelling, and crafts. The 2012 Festival is expected to draw 3,000 - 4,000 participants to the Albuquerque Balloon Museum to enjoy a mix of well over 100 exciting performances, workshops, and demonstrations. Now in its fourteenth year, the Albuquerque Folk Festival has become the premier traditional southwest participatory folk-arts event.
The Festival, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque, also provides over 10 shows each year as part of the Cultural Services Department, Old Town New Fun series. As part of its outreach programs, the Festival also provides folk music performances to the Albuquerque Public School system bringing opportunities to experience the arts that would otherwise be unavailable or unaffordable to a wide cross-section of students.
The realities of today’s economy are such that the Festival’s expenses have risen over the years and far exceed revenue from ticket sales. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Albuquerque Folk Festival, a Not-for-Profit 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(2) Public Charity. We offer a variety of donor and sponsor opportunities at all levels of support for community-minded individuals and organizations.
Donation and Sponsor Benefits
|Supporter||$5-50||Gift acknowledgement, donor listing on website|
|Friend||$50+||Gift acknowledgement, donor listing in the Festival program and website|
|Benefactor||$100+||Gift acknowledgement, 2 Festival tickets, donor listing in the Festival program and website|
|Associate||$300+||Gift acknowledgement, 2 Festival tickets, donor listing and logo in the Festival program and website|
|Patron||$700+||Gift acknowledgement, up to 4 Festival tickets (as requested), donor listing and logo in the Festival program and website, logo on Festival flyers and printed advertising (contingent on deadlines)|
|Sponsor||$1,000+||Gift acknowledgement, up to 6 Festival tickets (as requested), donor listing and logo in the Festival program and website, logo on Festival poster (contingent on deadlines), banner/logo at sponsored location, 1/2 page ad in the Festival program, sponsor recognition from the stages|
|1-Stage Sponsor||$2,000+||Gift acknowledgement, up to 8 Festival tickets (as requested), donor listing and logo in the Festival program and website, logo on Festival flyers and poster and printed advertising (contingent on deadlines), banner/logo at one stage, full page ad in the Festival program, sponsor recognition at same stage, MC sponsorship announcement before each stage act.|
|Multi-Stage Sponsor||$5,000||Gift acknowledgement, up to 20 Festival tickets (as requested), donor listing and logo in the Festival program and website, logo on Festival poster and flyers and printed advertising (contingent on deadlines), banner/logo at big stages, full page ad in the Festival program, sponsor recognition at both stages, sponsor salute in Festival program and website (250 words), MC sponsorship announcement before each stage act, personal introduction at either stage (as requested)|
(Our Festival staff will do our best to be flexible and work closely with you to maximize the value of your gift or sponsorship.)
To donate to the Festival by check:
Make check payable to: The Albuquerque Folk Festival
Mail your check to:Albuquerque Folk Festival P.O. Box 4837 Albuquerque, NM 87196
To donate by credit card:
Just click this button. You'll be taken to a secure site where you can use your credit card or Paypal to donate to the Festival:
Another alternative: Sell or buy musical instruments.
Do you have some musical instruments that you aren't using? Help the Festival, help yourself, and declutter your instrument collection: bring those instruments to the Festival to sell at our consignment sales table (nothing over $500). You get 80% of the proceeds, you get to donate 20% to the Festival, and you'll have room for new instruments!
You can also donate instruments to be sold at the consignment sales table, so 100% of the proceeds go to the Festival. Remember, the Festival is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so the donation is tax deductible.
OR, are you looking to buy an instrument? Be sure to check the consignment sales table! You might find a great deal and you'll be helping the Festival: 20% of the sales price is donated to the Folk Festival. All sales are cash only. Please pick up your instruments or proceeds by 5 pm on Saturday.
Business Donations and Sponsorships
Your contribution to the Albuquerque Folk Festival is much more than a charitable gift. It funds a unique, participatory folk-arts festival with links to a large portion of the folk-arts community and its economy. It identifies you as a responsible corporate citizen and associates your product or service with a large, robust, dynamic base of potential customers.
The Festival provides recognition for your support through its website, 2,000 Festival Programs and, depending upon your support level, 10,000 flyers, Festival print and media advertising, 3,000-4,000 festival participants, your banner at sponsored venues, and many other benefits.
To donate or sponsor a Festival event: Contact Erika Gerety at , or 505-294-6909.
Festival Program Advertising
The Albuquerque Folk Festival Program book reaches 3,000 - 4,000 Festival participants. Your ad will be placed opposite schedule and other information used by Festival goers continuously as they navigate the Festival and decide on what venues to visit, thus ensuring high visibility for your ad. The following ad sizes are available:
To place an ad in the Festival Program: Contact Gary Libman at , or (505) 301-2822.