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BRICK + MORTAR sponsorship

SPARKcon produced by VAE Raleigh, a small arts nonprofit with a brick and mortar location at 309 W Martin Street in downtown Raleigh. We respect the brick and mortar locations that make downtown Raleigh an amazing place to be year-round. We are your neighbor. That is why we have always chosen to collaborate with our downtown partners to make sure SPARKcon is a benefit to their business, not a detriment. SPARKcon has always been a free and non-commercial event with no alcohol and limited food sales. It was designed that way so that the 84,000+ people we bring to downtown would find their way into your spaces and patron your businesses. Over the past three years, VAE staff and board members have sat down with downtown business owners to talk about how we could work to relieve the September event fatigue, by making SPARKcon better for business.

As a result of those conversations, we have created new, mutually beneficial partnership opportunities. SPARKcon generated over 2.3 million dollars in additional economic impact over the four days of the event. We have created a new sponsorship category with benefits to make sure those dollars go to you, our neighbors. So we ask that you consider sponsoring SPARKcon 2019 under our brand new BRICK + MORTAR sponsorship. Below are all of the benefits of participating:

BRICK + MORTAR - $350

> Listing on SPARKcon website
> THANK YOU shout out on SPARKcon social media
> Logo in a blast thanking our downtown businesses for their support
> Print materials at info tent
> Listing in support local guide
> Ad in support local guide
> Business name on way-finding signage

MORTAR - $200

> Listing on SPARKcon website
> THANK YOU shout out on SPARKcon social media
> Logo in a blast thanking our downtown businesses for their support
> Print materials at info tent
> Listing in support local guide

BRICK - $100

> Listing on SPARKcon website
> Print materials at info tent
> Listing in support local guide
> Business name listed in a blast thanking our downtown businesses for their support