1 Target Companies
Use social media, newspapers, art magazines and exhibitions to make a list of companies who are already supporting the arts. Once you have the list look at networking groups and business groups who can help to introduce you to these companies.
Find free networking groups in your local area. The local chamber of commerce is usually able to help. Look for opportunities to speak about your venues at their events and invite them in for a tour.
3 Trusts and Foundations
Set up a spreadsheet of trusts and foundations who support the arts with the emphasis on criteria. This makes it easier to locate possible supporters for specific projects.
Sign up for LinkedIn and follow those companies who are of interest to you. Make connections with people you already know and then ask for introductions to potential sponsors where you have a link.
If you don’t already have a board of Trustees, then set one up. Make sure some of your trustees are local business people who can help to introduce you to potential sponsors. If you already have a Board, then invite them to a meeting about your project and exhibition and ask for their help.
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