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.

Corporate and Foundation Sponsors

Program Sponsors

City of New Haven
The Jean Handley Fund
New England Foundation for the Arts
The Whitney Center
Yale New Haven Health System

Production Sponsors

Bank of America Foundation
CT Humanities
David T. Langrock Foundation
The Seymour L. Lustman Memorial Fund
NewAlliance Foundation
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
The Study at Yale
US Trust
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Yale University Art Gallery

Performance Sponsors

Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
People’s United Bank
The Southern Connecticut Gas Company
Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation
The United Illuminating Company
Webster Bank
Yale Alumni Magazine

Supporting Sponsors

Aetna, Inc.
Assa Abloy
AT&T Global Network
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Chamber Insurance Trust
Connecticut Magazine
CT Media Family: CT Now & Hartford Courant
Inner City News
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven
Knights of Columbus
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
University of New Haven
Webster Bank
Wells Fargo
Wiggin and Dana LLP
Yale Summer Film Institute
Yale Summer Session

Additional Support Provided By

Aldo DeDomicis Foundation
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
International Association of New Haven
The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation
The Jean K. Webb Fund

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

Presenting Sponsor

Marquee Sponsors

Production Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

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