Support the Festival


Support of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas from corporations, foundations and government provides essential funding that enhances the economic vitality of our city and region. Now approaching its 18th season, sponsorships at the Festival are designed to meet a wide range of marketing and promotional needs with high branding opportunities among our audience base of over 140,000 people.

The Festival will work closely with each sponsor to deliver customized packages that fulfill the sponsor’s objective and goals. Learn how you can partner in one of the most exciting sponsorship programs in the arts. Participation as a Festival sponsor begins at $5,000.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each International Festival program offers unique opportunities for sponsorship. We connect our sponsors to our audience of over 140,000 people to help bring brands to life through extensive benefits and amenities tailored to each sponsor’s objectives.

Event sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Concerts on the New Haven Green
  • Cornerstone performance productions
  • Ideas programs
  • Family Fun programs and activities
  • Program series
  • Tours (food, bike and walking)
  • Special events
  • Festival Fellowship Program

Excellent Visibility & On-Site Recognition

Add visibility to your brand globally and locally with a presence at the Festival. Get recognition through print and electronic platforms, website direct impressions, while leveraging the Festival’s international and national acclaim.

New Haven Green Kiosks (logo/listing): 80,500 Impressions
Festival Season Brochure (direct mail): 40,000 Impressions
Festival Program Book (logo/listing): 10,000 Impressions
The Advocate Insert (Fairfield, Hartford and New Haven): 65,000 Impressions

To discuss corporate sponsorships opportunities, contact:
Patrick J Dunn, Development Manager
(203) 498-3704 or

For foundation opportunities, contact:
Paula Bennett, Manager of Foundation & Government Relations
(203) 498.3758 or

To join the business circle, click here.

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas acknowledges the generous support of its major sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Marquee Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Yale Center for British Art through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture
The United Illuminating Company
The Southern Conneciticut Gas Company
People’s United Bank
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Connecticut Natural Gas
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
Knights of Columbus
University of New Haven
Wiggin and Dana
Southern Connecticut State University
The M Fund
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
WPKN 89.5 FM
Yale School of Architecture
Inner City News
Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven