Support AIGA Arizona
As a non-profit organization, AIGA Arizona relies on the support of community partners to help enact its four-fold mission. We actively seek sponsors who believe in the value of design in business and want to help build a cohesive creative community within our state. The benefits are not only artistic — numerous studies have shown that regions with vibrant creative cultures become hubs for business growth and investment.
As an AIGA AZ sponsor, you’ll be connecting with print, web, motion and interactive designers, and those in related fields of marketing, user experience, content management, development, social media and advertising, as well as any creative thinker and problem solver with an inherent appreciation for design.
Key opportunities for both monetary and in-kind contribution of goods and services* include:
Phoenix Design Week
Get the most bang for your buck by participating in our premier annual event, Phoenix Design Week. Each year, over 500 individuals gather in Phoenix to celebrate and share their skills, while hundreds more attend design-centric events throughout Arizona during the week, with another 5,000+ who stay up to date on PHXDW through social media and email. Between the two-day Method + Madness Conference and a host of local events taking place throughout the week, companies have plenty of opportunities to put their brand in front of an excited, targeted audience. Visit phxdw.com to learn more, or download the sponsorship packet to see all the levels and benefits available.
Aside from Phoenix Design Week, we offer many more opportunities to align your own interests with the design community on the issues it cares about most. We welcome tax-deductible cash donations in any amount as well as contributions of in-kind goods and services to support these initiatives.
All contributions are recognized year-round by AIGA Arizona, and any contribution of $1,000 or higher ($2,500 in-kind) automatically includes Phoenix Design Week benefits too.
Design for Good
Design for Good is a national AIGA initiative that encourages designers to play a catalytic role in the communities where they work and live, through projects that create positive social impact. Some examples:
- Our chapter supports CreateAthon Arizona, a fun-filled 24-hour design marathon held in Phoenix that helps underfunded local nonprofits in need of a marketing boost.
- In Tucson, we’re launching a middle-school initiative in partnership with the Inneract Project to expose underserved 6th-grade students to design. Local design professionals will facilitate classes in the schools.
- Likewise, the AIGA group in Flagstaff has spearheaded a design-thinking game called “Parallel” that will be provided to teachers in underserved Native American reservation schools.
Education and Mentorship
Our student membership – a lifeblood of our organization – is growing and highly engaged, providing a continuum of representation from emerging designers through the most seasoned professionals. Contributions to this fund go toward a scholarship program, portfolio reviews, mentor/mentee pairings and more.
Diversity & Inclusion / Women Lead
Another national AIGA initiative, Diversity & Inclusion encourages diversity in design education, discourse and practice. Multicultural Marketing workshops bring richness and awareness, and Women Lead programs demonstrate a commitment to gender equity in design.
Design for Business
Support for corporate In-House design departments, professional development through Adobe and UX/UI workshops, and community building with related organizations all enhance design as a professional career.
Membership / General Chapter Support
Even though AIGA AZ is an all-volunteer organization, we do have standard ongoing business expenses that are only partially funded by membership dues. Designate all or part of your monetary or in-kind donation to the general fund and we will put it to good use connecting our members to each other and the community.
Have another sponsorship idea that fits your business?
AIGA Arizona hosts 30-40 events annually attended by thousands of designers in the Phoenix metro area, Tucson and Flagstaff. If you have another idea for supporting AIGA Arizona, there are multiple opportunities to interact with the Arizona design community year-round. Please contact Danielle Knotts for more information.
Ready to make your commitment?
Fill out and submit the Sponsor Commitment Form. The form provides options to choose your sponsor level, provide information about your company and upload your logo, so we can give you plenty of props for your contribution to AIGA Arizona!
*AIGA is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation may be tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor.