2019’s New York City Poetry Festival is now accepting applications from sponsors, vendors, installation artists, volunteers, and anyone with a program idea for NYCPOFEST! Scroll down for info & application forms.

AND, you can now apply to host a reading! Make sure to read our application guidelines before applying.

TO BECOME A SPONSOR OF THE NEW YORK CITY POETRY FESTIVAL,

choose a sponsorship level from the list below.

THEN,

or

sponsor the event!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS*

  • Silver Sponsor: $250

    • Your organization name and logo will be featured here on the website.

    • Your organization will be mentioned by name in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on a banner at the entrance to the event, and at least once on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts.

    • You will be given a 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting.

    • You will receive free admission for up to 4 representatives of your organization to the VIP Tent.

  • Gold Sponsor: $500

    • All Silver Sponsor benefits

    • You will be given a 10’x10’ tent & a hanging sign with your organization name & logo.

  • Platinum Sponsor: $1000

    • All Gold Sponsor benefits

    • Your organization will be given a full hour in a priority time slot on one of the festival's stages

    • Your organization’s name AND LOGO will be featured in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on a banner at the entrance to the event, and in DEDICATED posts on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts

  • Stage Sponsor: $2500

    • All Platinum Sponsor benefits

    • Your organization will be the official sponsor of the White Horse, Algonquin, Chumley’s, Ring of Daisies, OR Children’s Festival stage

    • Your organization will be promoted as such in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on a banner at the entrance to the event, and in dedicated posts on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts

    • Your organization name and logo will be featured on a large banner above the stage of your choice

    • Announcements will be made on your stage thanking your organization

  • Volunteer Program Sponsor: $5000

    • All Platinum Sponsor benefits

    • Your organization will be promoted as the official sponsor of the New York City Poetry Festival volunteer program in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on a banner at the entrance to the event, and in dedicated posts on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts

    • Your organization name and logo will be featured on the festival’s volunteer t-shirts, which will be worn by over 50 volunteers each day

    • Your organization name and logo will be featured on a large banner above the Participant Check-In Tent

    • Announcements will be made on stage thanking your organization before the headliners go on each day

  • Visual Arts Sponsor: $10,000

    • All Platinum Sponsor benefits

    • Your organization will be promoted as the official sponsor of the NYCPOFEST Visual Arts program in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on a banner at the entrance to the event, and in dedicated posts on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts

    • Your organization will have the option to be involved in the curation of the art shown.

    • Your organization name and logo will be featured on large banners above the entrances to both the outdoor and indoor galleries and on additional signage and promotional materials related to the various pieces, as is appropriate

    • Announcements will be made on stage thanking your organization before the headliners go on each day

  • Title Sponsor: $25,000

    • All Platinum Sponsor benefits

    • Your organization will be featured as the official sponsor of the New York City Poetry Festival in all media related to the festival (i.e. The New York City Poetry Festival, brought to you by [your organization])

    • Your organization name and logo will be displayed prominently on banners throughout the festival, on volunteer t-shirts, in the festival’s press release, in its brochure, on flyers and posters, and in many posts (some dedicated) on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts

    • Announcements will be made on all five stages throughout the day thanking your organization

    • Your staff and representatives will be allowed unlimited access to the VIP Area

    • Additional branding opportunities available upon request

*These are our standard sponsorship packages, but we are also open to other arrangements. If it’s important that your competitors aren’t present, we are happy to discuss exclusivity. If you are more interested in advertising space than presenting or tabling at the event, we can create a more robust advertising package. We can also work together to create a customized experience of your brand for our festival goers. PSNY’s production arm specializes in immersive, interactive, experiential marketing; it would be our pleasure to more meaningfully integrate your brand into the festival environment and the natural beauty of Governors Island.

The application period to host a reading at 2019’s New York City Poetry Festival is now open and will remain open while time slots are available.

Please note: this section is for organizations who wish to host a reading at the festival. If you are hoping to read poetry at the festival, please contact an organization with which you are affiliated about applying to host a reading. You can also sign up for the open mic on site!

All accepted organizations will be given a 30 minute time slot on a stage with two mics, two mic stands, two music stands, and full PA system with additional inputs. (If you’re interested in having more time on stage, consider becoming a sponsor of the event.) We will do our best to accommodate requests for particular days, times, and technical additions but we cannot guarantee those requests. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis while time slots are available with only a few stipulations:

1) Applications must be 100% complete, and each line item should be filled out with a sufficient level of detail.

2) Each organization must feature at least two poets other than the host. Organizations may feature as many additional poets & performers as they’d like during their 30 minute time slot.

3) A single poet or host can be featured on stage by no more than two different organizations. Your application may be rejected if it includes a poet who is already reading for two other organization (or if you yourself are already reading for two other organizations), so please make sure to ask your prospective readers if they have already committed to read for another organization at the festival before confirming them.

Please describe your organization's mission and activities in 250 words or less.
A link to a social media page is acceptable.
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Please contact your poets to assess their availability and interest before submitting your application.
Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *
Phone
Please include any special requests, technical requirements, etc.

To become a vendor at The New York City Poetry Festival, please fill out the form below before July 1st, 2019. Please note, there is a $50 minimum fee for a table at the festival. Fees are determined based on your organization type and your technical needs. we will get back to you with more information as soon as possible.

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Vendor/Exhibitor Type *
Select all that apply.
A link to a social media page is acceptable.
http://
Please describe your organization's mission and activities in 250 words or less.
Technical Needs
Please check all that apply
Please include any special requests, technical notes, etc.

The Poetry Society of New York will once again inhabit the sunny park known as Colonel's Row on Governors Island this July. We are calling on the interactive artists of New York City to help us enrich the environs of this year’s festival with a series of site-specific installations and performances. Special consideration will be given to works that are poetry-inspired or “poetic,” but all applications will be considered. We want to be delighted by you. We love shiny things and shiny people. Help us make this year’s New York City Poetry Festival a feast for the mind and senses.

The Milk Press Gallery is also still accepting submissions of visual art. The gallery seeks work that reflects the aesthetic of the press itself. Milk Press Gallery encourages submissions of collaborative work and work that engages with “poetry” but will also accept work by individual artists and of any sort.

Submit your proposal by July 1st, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: The New York City Poetry Festival is an outdoor event with limited access to electricity and no potable water. It takes place on Governors Island, a verdant landscape jam-packed with 100-year old trees and historical landmarks. Please plan on creating low-tech weather-proof works that are environmentally friendly and leave no trace. Unfortunately, we cannot offer artist grants at this time. 

Name *
Name
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Phone *
Phone
Please tell us about the project you want to create for or exhibit at #NYCPOFEST.

If you would like to volunteer for the 9th Annual New York City Poetry Festival, please fill out the form below, and someone will be in touch with you soon. 

Contact Name *
Contact Name
Phone *
Phone
Skills & Experience *
Check all that apply
Please write a letter explaining your interest in volunteering, elaborating upon your skills and experience, and outlining your availability.

The New York City Poetry Festival is proud to present an open mic program, a kids festival, a film festival, and more each year. If you have an idea for a new program that you would like develop at The New York City Poetry Festival, we are eager to hear your ideas! 

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Please tell us about the program you want to see at #NYCPOFEST.