2014 Circuit Benders’ Ball Seeking Sponsors

Circuit Benders' Ball


The Circuit Benders’ Ball festival of free culture, art, music and the creative spirit is a labor of love. This year we received so many great applications from makers from around the globe that we’re considering expanding to an entire weekend of panels, workshops, art exhibits and performances. But in order to bring these artists to Nashville, we need your support.

Individuals can support the Ball by donating to our Kickstarter, which in just four days is halfway to our first goal.

Businesses can sponsor the Ball through a number of opportunities outlined below. If you have another idea in mind, let us know by contacting me at tony@theatreintangible.com, and we’ll work with you to create a custom sponsorship. Custom sponsorship ideas include providing equipment or concessions and underwriting a specific workshop, artist, or presentation.

We are also interested in teaming up with local universities and tech companies to sponsor specific artists. In this scenario, the artist would also lead a discussion, performance, and/or workshop at your school or business.

Your sponsorship dollars go toward:

  • Artist compensation and travelling expenses
  • Sponsoring Nashville Title I high school and middle school students to attend CBB workshops and presentations.

Below are the main funding levels.* Thank you for your consideration!

Presenting Sponsor – $2,000 to $5000 – 1 available

  • Designation as the“Presenting Sponsor” of the 2014 Nashville Circuit Benders’ Ball.
  • “Presented by” (your name and logo) on all advertising, social media, schedules, official program, and signage materials. Your business will be the first sponsor listed and in the biggest print.
  • License to use Circuit Benders’ Ball event logo and images for the your promotion, advertising, or other leverage activities.
  • One of the organizing directors will announce your name and thank you during the Ball
  • From this point forward, whenever we mention the Ball in print, we’ll say “The 2014 Nashville Circuit Benders’ Ball presented by (your name)”.
  • Booth space at the event which provides: demonstration, display, sampling and sales opportunities.
  • Link to sponsor’s homepage from the CircuitBendersBall.com and TheatreIntangible.com websites.
  • 12 free festival passes. (Excludes workshops, which have a separate fee.)
  • Acknowledgment during any pre and post Ball events.

Supporting Sponsors – $1000 to $1999 – 5 available

  • Designation as a “Supporting Sponsor” of the 2014 Nashville Circuit Benders’ Ball.
  • Your name and logo listed under “Supporting Sponsors” on all advertising, social media, schedules, official program, and signage materials. This tier will be listed in the second-biggest print directly under the Presenting Sponsor.
  • License to use Circuit Benders’ Ball event logo and images for the your promotion, advertising, or other leverage activities.
  • Booth space at the event which provides: demonstration, display, sampling and sales opportunities.
  • One of the organizing directors will announce your name and thank you during the Ball.
  • Link to sponsor’s homepage from the CircuitBendersBall.com and TheatreIntangible.com websites.
  • 7 free festival passes. (Excludes workshops, which have a separate fee.)
  • Acknowledgment during any pre and post Ball events.

Contributing Sponsors – $500 to $999 – 10 available

  • Designation as a “Contributing Sponsor” of the 2014 Nashville Circuit Benders’ Ball.
  • Your name and logo listed under “Contributing Sponsors” on all advertising, social media, schedules, official program, and signage materials. This tier will be listed in the third-biggest print under the Supporting Sponsors.
  • One of the organizing directors will announce your name and thank you during the Ball.
  • Link to sponsor’s homepage from the CircuitBendersBall.com and TheatreIntangible.com websites.
  • 4 free festival passes. (Excludes workshops, which have a separate fee.)

Friends of the Ball – $125 to $499 – Unlimited

  • Name recognition prior to the event in promotional and marketing materials including: CircuitBendersBall.com, TheatreIntangible.com and social media.
  • Your name (not logo) on main advertising, official program, and main signage materials. This tier will be listed under the Contributing Sponsors.
  • 2 free festival passes. (Excludes workshops, which have a separate fee.)

If you’re interested, contact me at tony@theatreintangible.com. We appreciate your support!

* Funding levels adapted from those of the 2013 Nashville Mini Maker Faire, an event I helped with.