Lee Distributors


Lee Distributors

Charleston City Paper Sponsorship Proposal 

In its milestone second iteration, Charleston Arts Festival will once again celebrate cross-discipline collaboration and seek to challenge artists and attendees.

Charleston Arts Festival 2017 will feature Lowcountry luminaries working across artistic genres including music, dance, visual arts, and spoken word to create a multi-week festival at venues across the Peninsula while celebrating all things creative.

Throughout the festival, attendees will be able to immerse themselves in singular experiences that draw from a variety of artistic fields. Charleston Arts Festival will celebrate creators of all types in seeking to bridge the gap between artist intention and audience expectation.

Festival Schedule 

September 22 – Creative Mornings featuring noted singer-activist Leah Suarez speaking on “Compassion” – 8:00 AM – Redux Contemporary Arts Center – Free

September 22 – The Third Annual PBR Arts Showcase, a collaboration between PBR, Redux, and CAF – 7:00-11:00 PM – Redux Contemporary Arts Center – Free

September 29 – ART RIDE will be the result of a most unique partnering between four Charleston arts entities-- the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Southern Gallery, Beresford Studios, and the Charleston Arts Festival-- and our bike advocacy group, Charleston Moves. This collaboration will link together three distinctly important arts-related programs for an all-evening emphasis on our vibrant creative community.  - Free

September 29 – Opening of"New Painting" - The Southern Gallery - Time - TBA - Free

October 5 – Pecha Kucha 27 – An all-visual artist array of presenters including Sara Pittman, Paul Cristina, Kirsten Moran, Becca Barnett, Chris Nickles, Lese Corrigan, and Matt Mill – Doors will open at 6:00 PM; presentations will start at 7:00 PM – Charleston Music Hall - $12.00

October 28 – Charleston Arts Festival FINALE – The event headliner will be Brave Baby with Benjamin Starr leading a show of hip hop performers.  These and other musical performances will be augmented by interspersed performances by the troupe of Dance Lab - 4:00-11:00 PM – The Royal American - $20/$25 


Charleston Arts Festival welcomes the opportunity for Charleston City Paper to become a presenting sponsor of this year’s exciting and innovative festival. Last year Charleston City Paper joined on as the sponsor of the Create Erase Repeat Videos. Here is one of the videos from that series.

This year we would like to invite Charleston City Paper to be the presenting sponsor of a series of short films that features 4 different artists/groups that will be featured in this years festival. The following short films include: 

Artist Profile Featuring Artist Todd Anderson

Artist Profile Featuring Artist Nickie Stone 

Artist Profile Featuring Brave Baby

Artist Profile Featuring Benjamin Starr



As part of your sponsorship, Charleston Arts Festival offers the following opportunities for promotions of Charleston City Paper:

  • Placement of Charleston City Paper name/or logo on all print and digital and promotional materials

  • Announcement on stage as sponsor throughout all festival events 

  • Inclusion of Charleston City Paper name/or logo and description on our website throughout the lead-up to the festival

  • Inclusion of Charleston City Paper name/or logo and a shout-out on relevant event newsletters that go out through partner entities: Charleston Magazine (30,000 subscribers) PURE Theatre (3,400 subscribers), Charleston Music Hall (30,000 subscribers), and Charleston Arts Festival (8,000). 

  • Promotional mentions of Charleston City Paper in social media posts with logo, link or your company’s social media handle when space permits

  • Projection of Charleston City Paper logo within venues, before and between performances

Sponsorship Value $8,500.00.