ROSSON CROW,  BELLE ISLE CONSERVATORY , 2018 | COURTESY OF LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE

ROSSON CROW, BELLE ISLE CONSERVATORY, 2018 | COURTESY OF LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE

 
 

Detroit Art Week
July 16 – 21, 2019
Sponsorship Proposal

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Thanks for taking the time to review this proposal. It’s an opportunity we are truly excited about. Olu & Company started Detroit Art Week to help establish Detroit as a global destination for contemporary art. We would be thrilled to have you participate in a new art movement in a city known for invention and reinvention.

 
 
 
 
LUCIA HIERRO   | © KATE GOWMAN

LUCIA HIERRO | © KATE GOWMAN

 
 

Inagural Edition

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Last year Detroit Art Week encapsulated the unique diversity of contemporary art and culture in Detroit, including 100+ artists, 32 participants, 19 exhibitions, eight events, six studio visits and five site visits/open studios.

We have recapped the week in over 100 pictures and 20 international pieces of media coverage.

 
 
 
 
TYREE GUYTON | © THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT

TYREE GUYTON | © THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT

 

Organic growth in an authentic community

 
Following the devastating recession, automotive bailouts, and crippling economy, Detroit had a chance to reconsider its purpose to the world. Like many major cities experiencing change, the catalyst is always art—and the artists that live there (or visit) to make it.

The immense growth in the Detroit Art community brought new life to the city that has manifested in new and growing small businesses, big businesses with belief in the culture, and culinary craftsmanship that makes Detroit an underdog to cheer for and a sought out destination for creatives.

Economic Development in Detroit

$26.1 million raised by New Economy Initiative (NEI) to focus on growing neighborhood businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park

3,883Creative Industry Establishments were Detroit-based in 2014

292Companies were launched in SE Michigan in 2017; 66% are based in the City of Detroit; 33% are Women & Minority-led

58.8%growth in Detroit Residential Construction permits between 2013 and 2017

13%growth in occupations of Arts, Design, Entertainment & Media Industries from 2013-17

8.3%growth in Accommodation and Food Service Industry over five-years
 
 
 
RED BULL ARTS DETROIT | © KATE GOWMAN

RED BULL ARTS DETROIT | © KATE GOWMAN

 
 

A Creative Class Emerges

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Detroit’s community of artists, designers, musicians, tech start ups and innovators make for an eclectic mix of people laying the foundation of what Detroit is and will become. Our influence reaches beyond the city, and with many curious about Detroit, the people creating opportunities and shaping the future, now is the time to invest in fresh ideas and limitless possibilities.

 
 
 
BROOK HSU,  FRUITING BODY , 2018 | BAHAMAS BIENNALE DETROIT (INSTALLATION VIEW) | IMAGE COURTESY OF BAHAMAS BIENNALE DETROIT

BROOK HSU, FRUITING BODY, 2018 | BAHAMAS BIENNALE DETROIT (INSTALLATION VIEW) | IMAGE COURTESY OF BAHAMAS BIENNALE DETROIT

 
 

Programming Highlights

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2019 programming will include Young Curators, New Ideas V, a large-scale exhibition featuring 12 independent curators; Big Fun, an homage to the city that birthed Techno with one night of epic DJ sets; On View, two nights of opening exhibitions highlighting Detroit's varied gallery scene; and Context, a series of talks, studio visits and panel discussions.

 
 
 
 
PUPPIES PUPPIES,  ANDREW D. OLIVO 6.7.1989 - 6.7.2018 , 2018 | WHAT PIPELINE, DETROIT (INSTALLATION VIEW) | COURTESY THE ARTIST AND WHAT PIPELINE

PUPPIES PUPPIES, ANDREW D. OLIVO 6.7.1989 - 6.7.2018, 2018 | WHAT PIPELINE, DETROIT (INSTALLATION VIEW) | COURTESY THE ARTIST AND WHAT PIPELINE

 
 

Official Schedule*

 
 
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019
6:30 P.M.

OPENING NIGHT VIP DINNER
RED DUNN KITCHEN

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019
5 – 8 P.M.

YOUNG CURATORS, NEW IDEAS V
VIP OPENING
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019
9 P.M. – LATE

BIG FUN!
YCNI V AFTER PARTY
THURS, JULY 18 – SUN, JULY 21, 2019
11 A.M. – 6 P.M.

YOUNG CURATORS, NEW IDEAS V
OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2019
6 – 9 P.M.

ON VIEW
VARIOUS GALLERY OPENINGS
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2019
6 – 9 P.M.

ON VIEW
VARIOUS GALLERY OPENINGS
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019
11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

CLOSING BRUNCH
*As of April 29, 2019
 
 
CAROLE HARRIS & ALLIE MCGHEE ARTIST DINNER | FLOWERS OF VIETNAM | © KATE GOWMAN

CAROLE HARRIS & ALLIE MCGHEE ARTIST DINNER | FLOWERS OF VIETNAM | © KATE GOWMAN

 
 

Sponsorship Option 1

 
Presenting Sponsor of
Young Curators, New Ideas V

$15,000 ($12,600 tax-deductible)
8 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
20 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
Presenting Sponsor of
Big Fun

$12,500 ($10,700 tax-deductible)
6 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
15 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
Presenting Sponsor of the DAW
Opening Night VIP Dinner

$10,000 ($8,800 tax-deductible)
4 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
10 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
 

Benefits

 
• Dedicated email blast (list 4,000+)
• Light media outreach
• Credited in all marketing materials
• Logo on website with link to company website
• Promoted Instagram thank you post
• Acknowledgement in welcome speech
• Credited on sponsor wall at T&P Hotel
• Inclusion in VIP gift bag
 
 

Sponsorship Option 2

 
LEADER
$5,000 ($2,900 tax-deductible)
6 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
10 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
PATRON
$3,000 ($1,920 tax-deductible)
4 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
7 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
FRIEND
$1,500 ($900 tax-deductible)
2 Tickets to opening night VIP Dinner
5 Detroit Art Week VIP Pass
 

Benefits

• Inclusion in email newsletter (list 4,000+)
• Light media outreach
• Linked acknowledgement on website
• Credited in all marketing materials
• Credited on sponsor wall at T&P Hotel
• Inclusion in gift bag
 
 
 
SHARK TOOF | © MICHELLE & CHRIS GERARD

SHARK TOOF | © MICHELLE & CHRIS GERARD

 
 

Inquiries

Amani Olu
(212) 203–5570
(646) 330–1039
amani@olucompany.com