Corporate Sponsor

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An Opportunity to Invest in the Cultural Life of our Community

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2014-15 Season Sponsorship Proposal

You are invited to become a sponsor of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra (GSO), which provides residents and surrounding communities with an affordable opportunity to enjoy a selection of classical and contemporary music.

Link your business with some of Guelph’s best musicians, with the newly established Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra, and with emerging professionals by becoming one of the 2012-13 Season sponsors. This is a tremendous opportunity to invest in local culture, youth musical education and affordable access for young people to classical music performances.

Showing support for this thriving orchestra, that is enriching the life and image of the Guelph community, can only be a positive association for your business

All sponsors are invited to a pre-concert reception at the River Run Centre. We also welcome your attendance at an orchestra rehearsal should you like to see (and hear) how a performance is created.


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities Overview

Corporate Underwriter 

Corporate Underwriters have demonstrated their commitment to provide an annual stable funding base for an arts organization. Long term, non-directed funding enables the GSO to plan responsibly and provide the highest quality artistic product to the community.

Gala Event 

The Gala sponsor will underwrite the cost of a major concert. This is an opportunity to highlight your company before the general public, the Orchestra’s corporate guests and government funding bodies at the concert and at a reception prior to the show.

Orchestra Presenter

Orchestra Presenters sponsor a portion of the direct artistic costs of the Season. They can receive special consideration as partners in producing the overall Season or can be affiliated with a specific component of the Season.

Season Sponsor 

This is a made-to-order sponsorship category, which can be negotiated to fit both your needs and the needs of the Orchestra. Examples of partnerships include media sponsorships, the program, visiting conductor, or Special Event Fundraiser sponsor. If you have a unique idea of how you would like to build a partnership with the Orchestra, this is the category for you.

Performance Sponsor 

Sponsor a specific performance, connecting your company in the public eye with one specific concert. An ideal opportunity to match your corporate image with a specific performance and to entertain corporate clients.

Guest Artist Sponsor

Artist sponsors are partnered with selected guest artists performing during the Season.

Conductor’s Podium 

Connect your name with supporting the work of our Artistic Director and Conductor Judith Yan for any one of her concerts.

Principal’s Chair

Concertmaster (Principal Violin)/ Second Violin/ Viola/ Cello/ Bass/ Flute/ Oboe/ Clarinet/ Bassoon/ Trumpet/ Horn/ Trombone/ Timpani

Orchestra Section 

Horn section (4 players)/ Trombone section (3 players)/ 1st Violins (8 players)/ 2nd violins (9 players)/ Violas (6 players)/ Cellos (6 players)/ Basses (3 players)

Education Sponsor 

Sponsors in this category see their money directed to our educational programming including the Guelph Symphony Under-23 Concerto Competition and Masterclasses offered during the Season, and Guelph Youth Symphony players with the GSO.


Corporate Sponsorship Benefits

Corporate Underwriter

Corporate Underwriters have demonstrated their commitment, over an extended period of time, to provide a stable funding base for an arts organization. Long term funding enables the GSO to plan responsibly and provide the highest quality artistic product to the community. A multi-year commitment is welcome.

Corporate Underwriters can be affiliated with a major event or the Orchestra Season and can receive top billing in all Orchestra promotional materials.

Corporate Underwriter Benefits

  • top billing on all printed materials which includes Orchestra sponsors
  • your corporate logo on the Orchestra letterhead throughout the year and on all printed material and ads for the Orchestra
  • high visibility website exposure and link
  • logo prominent in regular e-newsletters per season
  • your corporate logo on 750 Orchestra posters
  • your corporate logo in 3500 Orchestra brochures (if sponsorship committed by end May)
  • your corporate logo on 2500 Orchestra concert programmes
  • a full page ad on the back cover of the Orchestra programme, corporation to provide camera ready copy
  • recognition in the lobby at all Orchestra events and mention from the stage
  • 4 tickets for each of the Orchestra performances (20 total)
  • opportunity to host an exclusive corporate event – up to 20 seats will be available for any one of the Orchestra concerts in the River Run Centre at 20% discount (Contact us at least 8 weeks in advance)

Gala Event

The Gala Sponsor this year will underwrite the Opening Concert on October 21, 2012 (or another concert of your choice). This is an opportunity to highlight your company before the general public, the Orchestra’s corporate guests and government funding bodies at the concert and at a reception prior to the show.

Gala Event Sponsorship Benefits

  • your corporate name on all print materials about the Orchestra
  • high visibility website exposure and link
  • logo prominent in regular e-newsletters
  • your corporate logo on 750 Orchestra posters
  • your corporate logo in 3500 Orchestra brochures (if sponsorship committed by end of May)
  • your corporate logo on 2500 Orchestra concert programmes
  • a full page ad in the Orchestra programme, corporation to provide camera ready copy
  • recognition in the lobby at all Orchestra events
  • 2 tickets for each of the Orchestra concerts, plus 4 extra tickets for the concert you have sponsored
  • opportunity to host an exclusive corporate evening (reception & concert) – up to 15 seats will be available at 20% discount for the concert performance at the River Run Centre (Contact us at least 8 weeks in advance)
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page or back cover of every concert programme

Orchestra Presenter 

Orchestra Presenters sponsor a portion of the direct artistic costs of the Season. They can receive special consideration as partners in producing the overall Season or can be affiliated with a specific component of the Season. Examples of opportunities for Orchestra Presenters include underwriting the artistic fees for:

  • the Orchestra musicians for any concert of the Season
  • Soloists performing with the GSO this season.
  • A section of the orchestra for the entire season.

Orchestra Presenters make an important artistic contribution to the Orchestra programming. They make it possible for the Orchestra to program more major musical events for the residents of Guelph by sponsoring professional musicians and artists to perform in the community.

Orchestra Presenter Benefits

  • your corporate name on all print materials about the Orchestra
  • high visibility website exposure
  • logo prominent in regular e-newsletters
  • your corporate logo on 750 Orchestra posters
  • your corporate logo in 3500 Orchestra brochures (if sponsorship committed by end of May)
  • your corporate logo on 2500 Orchestra concert programmes
  • a half page ad in the Orchestra programme, corporation to provide camera ready copy
  • recognition in the lobby at all Orchestra events
  • 2 tickets for Orchestra Season concerts (10 total)
  • opportunity to host an exclusive corporate evening – up to 10 seats will be available for any one of the Orchestra concerts at 20% discount – (Contact us at least 8 weeks in advance)
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page or back cover of every concert programme

Season Sponsor

This is a made-to-order sponsorship category, which can be negotiated to fit both your needs and the needs of the Orchestra. Examples of partnerships include

  • Media Sponsor
  • Visiting Conductor
  • Programme Sponsor
  • Special Event Sponosr

If you have a unique idea of how you would like to build a partnership with the Orchestra, this is the category for you. We will work to find the perfect fit for both your company and the Guelph Symphony Orchestra.

Season Sponsor Benefits

  • special recognition related to your sponsorship as negotiated with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra
  • your corporate logo on all appropriate promotional vehicles related to your sponsorship choice
  • website presence
  • logo in regular e-newsletters
  • a quarter- page ad in the Orchestra program, corporation to provide camera ready copy
  • opportunity to host an exclusive corporate evening – up to 10 seats will be available for the sponsored performance at a preferred rate of 20% – (Contact us at least 8 weeks in advance)
  • recognition as a Season Sponsor displayed in the lobby of the performing venue during all Orchestra performances
  • 4 tickets to a concert of your choice
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page or back cover of the concert programme
  • a receipt for the portion of sponsorship permitted by CRA regulations

Performance Sponsor

Sponsor a specific performance, connecting your company in the public eye with one specific concert – an ideal opportunity to match your corporate image with a specific performance and to entertain corporate clients.

Performance Sponsor Benefits

  • your corporate logo in 3500 Orchestra brochures (if sponsorship committed by end of May)
  • website presence
  • logo in e-newsletter promoting relevant performance
  • your corporate logo on 2500 Orchestra concert programmes
  • signage in the lobby during the performance you have sponsored
  • 4 tickets to a concert of your choice
  • a one-quarter page advertisement in the Orchestra programme, corporation to provide camera ready copy
  • opportunity to host an exclusive corporate evening – up to 10 seats will be available for the sponsored performance at a preferred rate of 20% – (Contact us at least 8 weeks in advance)
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page of the concert programme

Guest Artist Sponsor 

Artist sponsors are partnered with selected guest artists performing during the Season.

Guest Artist Sponsor Benefits

  • your corporate logo in 3500 Orchestra brochures (if sponsorship committed by end of May)
  • your corporate logo on 2500 Orchestra concert programmes
  • website presence
  • logo in e-newsletter promoting concert with sponsored artist
  • signage in the lobby during the performance of with sponsored artist
  • two tickets to the performance featuring the sponsored artist
  • opportunity to purchase a block of tickets at a preferred rate (20%) for the performance of the sponsored artist
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page of the concert programme
  • a receipt for the portion of sponsorship permitted by CRA regulations

Conductor’s Podium Sponsor

Support the work of our Artistic Director and Conductor, Judith Yan for any one of her concerts.

Conductor’s Podium Sponsor Benefits

  • your name will appear in each season programme, with the conductor you have chosen to sponsor.
  • dinner with the Conductor
  • two tickets to a concert during the Season
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page of the Orchestra programme

Principal’s Chair Sponsor 

Concertmaster (Principal Violin)/ Second Violin/ Viola/ Cello/ Bass/ Flute/ Oboe/ Clarinet/ Bassoon/ Trumpet/ Horn/ Trombone/ Timpani

Principal’s Chair Sponsor Benefits –

  • your name will appear in each season programme, with the player you have chosen to sponsor.
  • dinner with the player
  • two tickets to a concert during the Season

Orchestra Section Sponsor 

Horn section (4 players)/ Trombone section (3 players)/ 1st Violins (8 players)/ 2nd violins (9 players)/ Violas (6 players)/ Cellos (6 players)/ Basses (3 players)

Orchestra Section Sponsor Benefits

  • your name will appear in each season programme, with the player(s) you have chosen to sponsor.
  • invitation to attend a private rehearsal involving sponsored section
  • two tickets to a concert during the Season
  • recognition of your sponsorship on the title page of Orchestra programme

Education Sponsor 

Sponsors in this category see their money directed to our educational programming including the Guelph Symphony Under-23 Concerto Competition and Masterclasses offered during the Season, and Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra players with the GSO.

Education Sponsor Benefits

  • your corporate name on all materials promoting GSO educational programs
  • signage in the lobby during the Concerto Contest and Masterclasses
  • website mention
  • logo in e-newsletters announcing concerto competition and winner
  • two tickets to the final concert of the Season which features a performance by the Contest winner
  • recognition of your sponsorship on programme title page

 

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