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 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.
Sponsorships are due by May 1, 2021.
See below for our sponsorship packages, or download the Sponsorship Opportunities flyer.
For more information please email the MAFA 2021 Conference Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sponsor the 2021 Conference
Sponsorship Levels for MAFA 2021
All sponsors will receive: display of their linked logo on the following – MAFA website sponsors page, attendee hub, MAFA social media, and conference catalog; recognition at their sponsored lecture, session, or event.
|Platinum Conference||$5,000||One||Overall conference sponsor with the highest level of recognition, verbal recognition at all events, most prominent logo placement.|
|Gold Conference||$1,000||Four||Overall conference sponsor with prominent second level of recognition and logo placement.|
|Silver Conference||$500||Eight||Overall conference sponsor with third level logo placement.|
|$500||One||Sponsors video conferencing and teaching fees for fiber arts demos in the vendor hall. Top level logo placement on the vendor page.|
|Keynote||SPONSORED||Sponsors our Saturday keynote address.|
|Tuition Door Prize||Varies||Six||Folk schools and others donate Donate workshop tuition as conference door prizes. Includes logo and recognition.|
|Lecture||$250||Six||Sponsor a lunch or afternoon lecture. Includes logo and recognition at the lecture.|
|Class Session||$250||Six||Sponsor one of our classes - and choose a topic or instructor. Includes logo and recognition at the lecture.|
|Fiber Art OR Fashion Exhibit||$250||One||Sponsor the cost of photography, virtual gallery, video. Includes logo and recognition in the exhibit.|
|Towel Exchange||SPONSORED||Sponsor the cost of photography, postage, and production of an e-book. Includes logo and recognition in the exhibit.|
|Morning Coffee or Evening Drop-In||$150||Six||Sponsor the cost of video conferencing for informal gathering times. Includes logo and recognition at the session.|
|Conference Supporter||$100||Unlimited||Support overall conference activities. Includes recognition.|
|Guild Ads||$75||Unlimited||Logo and link on the Sponsors page.|