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Clarion West After Dark Gala

Friday, October 21 2022​

Thank you for checking out our sponsorship page! We are a 501c3 nonprofit with the mission of supporting emerging and underrepresented voices by providing writers with world-class instruction to empower their creation of wild and amazing worlds. Through conversation and public engagement, we bring those voices to an ever-expanding community. We are currently pursuing sponsorships for our second annual fundraising gala: Clarion West After Dark, featuring Guest of Honor Daniel Abraham, co-author of the Expanse novels and writer-producer of the television series. We seek donors at all levels as well as in-kind donations such as media outlet coverage. Here are some numbers that reflect what we do:

  • In 2020-2021, Clarion West distributed $42,037 in scholarships to writers across the world.
  • During that time, our alumni have published 94 short stories and 12 novels and have been nominated for 56 industry awards.
  • Last year’s gala came in 36% over goal, earning over $40,000 to cover the costs of scholarships, world class instructors, ADA accessible classes, and much more.
  • Over 36,000 visitors to our website in 2021.
  • Over 5,600 Twitter followers
  • Over 6,000 individuals on our mailing list
  • 4,631 views of live and recorded programming on our YouTube channel in 2021

Check out our sponsor levels and benefits below, and if you’re ready to sponsor, continue to the form below that.

Sponsorship Levels

$10,000: MOTHERSHIP

Title Sponsor
  • Funds approx. 180 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Name and logo on our social media banners leading up to event
    (title sponsor exclusive: [Your Name Here] presents: Clarion West After Dark)
  • Event intro: Pre-recorded video or live speaking opportunity in program
  • Name on event title in all formats (banners, rack cards, emails, etc)
  • Banner in emails leading up to event (August – October 2022)
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo and advertisement in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • Title sponsor extra gift: One two-hour writing workshop for up to 12 organization members and employees
  • VIP tickets for 8 to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham

$5,000: FASTER THAN LIGHT

  • Funds approx. 90 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo and advertisement in mailings 
  • End credits logo and link
  • VIP tickets for 5 to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham

$2,500: FEDERATION OF PLANETS

  • Funds approx. 45 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo and advertisement in mailings 
  • End credits logo and link
  • VIP tickets for 3 to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham

$1,000: STAR CAPTAINS

  • Funds approx. 18 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • VIP tickets for 2 to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham

$500: GALACTIC AMBASSADORS

  • Funds approx. 9 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • 1 VIP ticket to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham

$250: BUILDERS OF UTOPIA

  • Funds approx. 4 scholarships
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • 1 VIP ticket to the After Dark Gala & meet and greet with Daniel Abraham