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Sponsorship Opportunities

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. In 2020-2021, Clarion West distributed $42,037 in scholarships to writers across the world. In the last two years alone, our alumni have published 94 short stories and 12 novels and have been nominated for 56 industry awards.

In 2021, our YouTube channel received 4,631 views of live and recorded programming, our website received more than 36,000 visitors, and our Twitter feed has over 5,300 followers and climbing. With a mailing list of over 6,000 individuals, our sponsors’ logos and philanthropy appear in front of thousands of people via direct email, social media, print mail, events, and webpages.

We are currently pursuing sponsorships for our second annual fundraising gala: Clarion West After Dark. We seek donors at all levels, from Title Sponsor to Experience Sponsors (covering the cost of attractions such as a DJ, a photo booth, caterer, etc.), as well as in-kind donations such as media outlet coverage. Last year’s gala, our first big fundraising event, came in 36% over goal, earning over $40,000 to cover the costs of scholarships, world class instructors, ADA accessible classes, and much more! Check out our donor form below, with sponsor levels and benefits listed 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
  • Tickets for 10 to the After Dark Gala

$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
  • Tickets for 8 to the After Dark Gala

$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
  • Tickets for 6 to the After Dark Gala

$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
  • Tickets for 4 to the After Dark Gala

$500: GALACTIC AMBASSADORS

  • Funds approx. 9 scholarship seats for online workshops
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • Tickets for 2 to the After Dark Gala

$250: BUILDERS OF UTOPIA

  • Funds approx. 4 scholarships
  • Logo and link on website
  • Logo in mailings
  • End credits logo and link
  • Single ticket to the After Dark Gala