Corporate Sponsorship & Membership

Art Centers are at the heart of community life.

The arts promote true prosperity, strengthen economic vitality, drive tourism and advance social and cultural dialogue – all while sparking creativity and innovation for all ages and backgrounds.

DAC invites corporate sponsorship from all sectors of for-profit industries.  Ensuring the cultural vibrancy of the community is directly linked to Durango’s reputation for attracting, retaining and celebrating an entrepreneurial work force.

DAC is pleased to welcome business partnerships reflected in education, visual arts exhibit or theatre sponsorships.  We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities in support of transformative art experiences that reach the Center’s 30,000+annual visitors and 1,100+ member households.

Investing in your community arts center is a visible indicator that your company values the importance of local arts programming and education.  Marketing opportunities linked to your membership or sponsorship increase your exposure through recognition in DAC’s print and digital media.

As a steward of culture, the Durango Arts Center offers a place of discovery, exploration and lifelong learning, bringing us together as we celebrate our collective story.  We invite you to join in support of the arts for the enrichment of our entire community.

To explore potential opportunities to join the Durango Arts Center and/or invest as an exhibit, education program or theatre production sponsor, contact Cristie Scott, Executive Director by email or (970) 259-2606, Ext. 14.

“Art feeds our souls and contributes to the cultural literacy of our community.”

Beth Drum

Senior Vice President, Alpine Bank

Our Audiences, Your Audiences

The Durango Arts Center serves all ages of our community, and is fortunate to count on the support of an average of 1100 annual members, a constituent base that grows each year.  

As a decades-old nonprofit, DAC has a profound impact on our community through year-round programs.  Centrally located in downtown Durango, DAC serves a true hub for community members and tourists alike (over 7,000 people enjoy the annual Autumn Arts Festival along E 2nd Avenue!). In total, rough estimations place our annual patronage at around 30,000 people.  Check out our 2015 Year-End infographic at right to learn more.

DAC Digital Engagement

  • 2,310 Facebook “likes”
  • 843 Instagram followers
  • 769 Twitter followers
  • 5,740 general e-newsletter contact base
  • 246,482 annual website page views

Two Ways to Engage Your Business with DAC

Corporate Sponsorship

Each year the Durango Arts Center showcases local, regional and national art exhibits, host on-site and school based visual and performance art classes for children and adults, and feature premiere  theatre including musical and non-musical performances.  DAC’s central location in downtown Durango makes it a prime setting to capture local and tourist traffic, ideal for your company’s exceptional promotional exposure.

Sponsorship contributes significantly to the quality of DAC programs by enabling widespread accessibility and affordability.

  • Support of gallery exhibits enable dynamic visual art exhibits and lectures, while keeping DAC galleries entirely free for the public to enjoy year-round.
  • Support of workshops and classes keep fees reasonable, help in the purchase of supplies and allow DAC to distribute an average of $17,500 in scholarship assistance each year.
  • Support of theatre productions provide opportunities for local actors, directors, and technical crew to refine their skills, while presenting thought-provoking, entertaining and engaging theater productions throughout the year at modest admission prices.

DAC sponsors receive generous logo recognition in print and digital materials, including posters, postcards, brochures, building / stage banners, e-newsletters, web and social media banners and DAC’s membership newsletter Artsline – emailed quarterly to 1000 households.  View recent editions of Artsline below.

 Annual Membership

Starting at $250 annually, DAC Corporate Memberships offer:

  • Personalized membership card
  • Invitations to opening receptions and events
  • Discounts on theatre tickets, events and art workshops
  • 10% discount on purchases of artwork in DAC galleries
  • Recognition in Artsline membership newsletter, distributed quarterly to 1000 households by email.

The Durango Arts Center is a part of the North American Reciprocal Museums.  All DAC membership grants you member privileges at 800 museums, botanical gardens and cultural centers across North America, to include free general admission during museum hours, free admission to special exhibitions when no ticket is required, admission to members’ previews, discounts on purchases made on the premises in art and bookshops, discounts on film, concert, and lecture tickets.

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Annually renewable membership benefits

  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Advertising in DAC’s lobby via electronic display (seen by upwards of 35,000 visitors annually)
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org with logo and link to your business website
  • Complimentary VIP client or employee event in DAC’s theater or Barbara Conrad Gallery
  • Ten (10) membership cards
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Advertising in DAC’s lobby via electronic display (seen by upwards of 30,000 visitors annually)
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org with logo and link to your business website
  • Complimentary VIP client or employee event in DAC’s theater or Barbara Conrad Gallery
  • Eight (8) membership cards
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Advertising in DAC’s lobby via electronic display (seen by upwards of 35,000 visitors annually)
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org with logo and link to your business website
  • Complimentary VIP client or employee event in the Barbara Conrad Gallery
  • Five (5) membership cards
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Advertising in DAC’s lobby via electronic display (seen by upwards of 35,000 visitors annually)
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org with logo and link to your business website
  • 50% discount on rental of the Barbara Conrad Gallery or theatre for a one-time event
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org with logo and link to your business website
  • Two DAC Theatre Season Tickets
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org and link to your business website
  • Two complimentary tickets to one performance of the DAC Theatre season.
  • Logo recognition in the quarterly Artsline membership newsletter
  • Listing on DurangoArts.org and link to your business website

Matching Gift Program

Many employers match their employees contributions, acknowledging employees’ social interests and dedication to the community.  By matching your employees donations to the Durango Arts Center you double your investment in DAC.

DAC is proud that our business partners share our commitment to the cultural vitality of Durango, reflected in their continuing investment – thank you!