Education & Community Engagement Sponsorship

Creative Conversations

Sponsor One Creative Conversation Panel Discussion: $2,500
Sponsor One Creative Conversation by a Season Artist: $5,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Creative Conversations: $25,000

Our Creative Conversations pull back the curtain and explore topics within the arts with visiting artists, university faculty and staff, and members of the community. These question and answer sessions, panel discussions, and lectures focus on themes particular to each season, and recent Creative Conversation artists include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, author and activist Piper Kerman, and organist and composer Cameron Carpenter.


Master Classes

Sponsor Master Classes by a Season Artist: $5,000
Sponsor an Entire Season of Master Classes: $25,000

Master classes provide free-of-charge learning experiences for students with world-class artists, and we often provide master class opportunities for the general public as well. Prior featured artists include dancer and choreographer Kyle Abraham, pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, and comedy troupe The Second City.


Extended Residencies

Sponsor One Extended Residency by a Season Artist: $25,000

Opening Nights Performing Arts annually retains performing artists for extended stays in our community to spend time on campus engaged in performances, workshops, rehearsals, and educational endeavors. These residencies create opportunities for sincere, in-depth guidance between visiting artists and university students, faculty, and staff. Recent residencies include choreographer Tere O’Connor, new music ensemble eighth blackbird, and jazz vocal ensemble New York Voices.


Special Event Sponsorships

Season Announcement Party

Sponsor One Season Announcement Party: $10,000

Every August, Opening Nights Performing Arts hosts a spectacular soiree for over 500 patrons to announce the upcoming season. In addition to delicious bites and beverages, guests enjoy getting a first-hand look at our upcoming artists – including a preview musical performance!


Pre-Concert Receptions

Sponsor One Pre-Concert Reception: $2,500
Sponsor an Entire Season of Pre-Concert Receptions: $10,000

Opening Nights Performing Arts hosts several receptions prior to performances throughout the season. These events give our supporters the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow patrons, Opening Nights staff, and performing artists.


Donor Appreciation Reception

Sponsor One Donor Appreciation Reception: $5,000

At the end of each season, Opening Nights Performing Arts and the Office of the President host a Donor Appreciation Reception at the President’s House. Patrons giving at the $2,500 level and above are invited for an evening of musical entertainment, delectable food prepared by the President’s Executive Chef, and camaraderie with fellow supporters.