The following sponsorship levels are available for all companies, organizations, and brands. Choose a sponsorship level below. if you are ready to make your donation, click the donate button below, and we'll be in touch shortly. You can also click here to contact us with any questions.

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We are also open to exclusive sponsorships if making sure your competitors aren’t present is a priority. In addition, we are happy to discuss more collaborative sponsorships in which we work together to create a customized experience of your brand for our festival goers. Our production team is experienced in creating innovative poetic experiences, and we would love to integrate your brand in a meaningful way into the artistic environment of the festival and the natural beauty of Governors Island.

Silver Sponsor: $250

Your organization will be mentioned by name in the festival’s press release. Name and logo will be featured on festival entry signage and on the website. You will be given a 6’ folding table, two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area.

Gold Sponsor: $500

Your organization will be mentioned by name in the festival’s press release. Name and logo will be featured on festival entry signage and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area.

Platinum Sponsor: $1000

Your organization will receive a full hour in a prime time slot on one of the festival's stages. Your organization will be mentioned by name in the festival’s press release. Name and logo will be featured on festival entry signage and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area.

Volunteer Program Sponsor: $2500

Your organization will be the official sponsor of the New York City Poetry Festival volunteer program. Your organization name and logo will be featured on volunteer t-shirts, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area. Additional branding opportunities available. 

Open Mic Sponsor : $5000

Your organization will be featured as the official sponsor of The Ring of Daisies Open Mic stage. Your organization name and logo will be featured on signage in this area, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area. Additional branding opportunities available.

Stage Sponsor: $5000

Your organization will be featured as the official sponsor of The White Horse, The Algonquin, or The Chumley’s Stage. Your organization name and logo will be featured on signage in this area, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Announcements will be made on stage about your organization. You will be given up to one hour of programming time on this stage. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area. Additional branding opportunities available.

Children’s Festival Sponsor: $5000

Your organization will be featured as the official sponsor of The Children’s Festival at NYCPOFEST. Your organization name and logo will be featured on signage in this area, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Announcements will be made on stage about your organization. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area. Additional branding opportunities available.

Visual Arts Sponsor: $7500

Your organization will be featured as the official sponsor of the Visual Arts program at the festival. Your organization name and logo will be featured on signage near the various installations, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Your organization will receive a dedicated post on the festival’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Announcements will be made on stage about your organization. You will be given a 10’x10’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 6’ folding table and two chairs for exhibiting, and free admission to the VIP Area. Additional branding opportunities available.

Title Sponsor: $25,000

Your organization will be the official sponsor of the New York City Poetry Festival and will be featured using your company name and logo 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 signage throughout the festival, including the Commanding Officer’s House, on volunteer t-shirts, press releases, flyers, posters, festival entry signage, a step & repeat, and on the website. Announcements will be made on stage about your organization. You will be given a 15’x15’ tent, hanging sign with name/logo, 2 6’ folding tables, and four chairs for exhibiting. Your staff and representatives will be allowed unlimited access to the Commanding Officer’s House. Additional branding opportunities available.