See our current list of sponsors.

Sponsorship Opportunities for MAFA 2021

Who are we?
MidAtlantic Fiber Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer fiber arts organization consisting of 50+ member guilds from upstate New York to North Carolina, with a combined membership of 3,000+. Our major benefit to members is a biennial conference, which in 2021 will be a VIRTUAL fiber arts event, with an estimated attendance of 500 – 1,500.

What are we doing?
MAFA 2021 will be held June 24-27, 2021. We’re planning four full days of virtual classes, lectures, and a vendor marketplace. Our 80+ classes break down as 50% weaving, 20% spinning, 10% dyeing, and 20% other including baskets, felting, pattern-making, spräng, braiding, and temari, all offered by a great lineup of nationally-known teachers. It’s sure to be different from our usual in-person long weekend of hands-on workshops, but we’re excited about the opportunity to engage more of our members and to promote attendance by a more diverse segment of the fiber arts community.

How you can help!
Sponsorships will give your organization visibility with our fiber arts-oriented event attendees. They will also help with the cost of presenting a virtual event, which in turn will keep registration fees accessible to more of our attendees. Event costs include: teaching and lecture fees; the online event platform with video conferencing; and registration costs. Any income we net above event expenses will help fund MAFA’s ongoing guild grants and fellowship program as well as other operating expenses.

Sponsorships are due by May 1, 2021.
See below for our sponsorship levels, and find the Conference schedule here.
For more information please email the MAFA 2021 Conference Chair at conference@mafafiber.org.

Sponsor the 2021 Conference

 

Sponsorships will be confirmed at the discretion of MAFA leadership following these guidelines:

  • Sponsors ideally will be fiber-related.
  • Sponsors may also be MAFA-related, e.g our insurance carrier, bank, etc.
  • Individuals who are members of MAFA may sponsor through their business.

We reserve the right to refuse/refund a sponsorship from Sponsors who are clearly incompatible with MAFA’s mission, e.g. no political or offensive groups/companies, or who are not either fiber or MAFA-related in any way, even if not otherwise offensive.

Sponsorship Levels for MAFA 2021

All sponsors will receive: display of their linked logo on the MAFA website sponsors page, attendee hub, MAFA social media, and conference catalog; and recognition at their sponsored lecture, session, or event.

Sponsor LevelAmountAvailabilityDescription
Platinum Conference$5,000OneOverall conference sponsor with the highest level of recognition, verbal recognition at all events, most prominent logo placement.
Gold Conference$1,000SPONSORED:
TATTER
Overall conference sponsor with prominent second level of recognition and logo placement.
Silver Conference$500SPONSORED:
Lunatic Fringe Yarns
Schiffer Publishing
Overall conference sponsor with third level logo placement.
Marketplace
(Vendor Hall)
$500OneSponsors video conferencing and teaching fees for fiber arts demos in the vendor hall. Top level logo placement on the vendor page.
Keynote$500SPONSORED:
Heddlecraft
Sponsors our Saturday keynote address.
Tuition Door PrizeVariesSponsors to date:
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Folk schools and others donate Donate workshop tuition as conference door prizes. Includes logo and recognition, in the brochure, and on the website.
Lectures$250One remaining.
Sponsors to date:
Handweavers Guild of America

Long Thread Media

Westfield Weavers Guild
Sponsor a lunch or afternoon lecture. Includes logo and recognition at the lecture, in the brochure, and on the website.
Class Sessions$250No limit.
Sponsors to date:
NY Guild of Handweavers

Central VA Fiberarts Guild

Fiberworks PCW

Jockey Hollow Weavers Guild
Sponsor one of our classes - and choose a topic or instructor. Includes logo and recognition at the class, in the brochure, and on the website.
Fashion Show & Exhibit$250SPONSORED:
Harmony Weavers Guild
Sponsor the cost of photography, virtual gallery, video. Includes logo and recognition in the exhibit, in the brochure, and on the website.
Fiber Art Exhibit$250SPONSORED:
Triangle Weavers Guild
Sponsor the cost of photography, virtual gallery, video. Includes logo and recognition in the exhibit, in the brochure, and on the website.
Towel Exchange $250SPONSORED:
MAFA Associates
Sponsor the cost of photography, postage, and production of an e-book. Includes logo and recognition in the exhibit, in the brochure, and on the website.
Morning Coffee or Evening Drop-In $150Four remaining.
Sponsors to date:
The Fuzzy Ear

Margaret & Peter Briggs, Shareholder Strategies
Sponsor the cost of video conferencing for informal gathering times. Includes logo and recognition at the session, in the brochure, and on the website.
Conference Supporter $100UnlimitedSupport overall conference activities. Includes recognition in the brochure, and on the website.