Become a Sponsor
At BIMA, we take pride in creating authentic relationships with our sponsors. Together, we can craft a partnership around shared goals, vibrant events, and genuine engagement, connecting your business to our culturally-savvy audience.
Since opening its LEED Gold-certified building in 2013, BIMA has become the cultural living room for the local community, welcoming 100,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s galleries, auditorium, BIMA Bistro, Museum Store, and plaza buzz with a loyal Island and Kitsap County audience and culturally curious visitors from throughout the region and world.
Located a stone’s throw away from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal, and at the first intersection after disembarking, BIMA is the gateway to Bainbridge Island and beyond.
BIMA believes art is for everyone and is committed to provide free general admission to the Museum every day. Your sponsorship also provides a strong brand connection to BIMA, a cultural establishment that is well respected in the area.
BIMA’s core year-round opportunities are based on four categories:
BIMA’s exhibitions feature recognized masters and emerging artists that are sure to leave you inspired by their striking work and thought-provoking themes. All of BIMA’s exhibitions change three times per year (that’s 15-20 new shows to experience annually!), so there is always something new and exciting to experience in the Museum’s galleries.
BIMA actively delivers its artistic vision through a variety of exhibitions and education, cultural, and community programs. The Museum’s Arts Growth Initiative focuses on advancing its multi-pronged educational program, including field trips for students throughout the region during the school day, hands-on art projects for curious makers of all ages, summer camps, opportunities for adult learners, and Creative Aging programs, connecting seniors and vulnerable individuals through vibrant arts-based activities.
Audiences gather at BIMA more than 300 times per year to celebrate, remember, dance, engage in conversation, learn, share ideas, and listen at the Museum’s diverse programmatic offerings. Events vary from year-to-year depending on the themes BIMA is exploring. Annual favorites include the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, the Untold Stories lecture series, a hugely popular Día de los Muertos celebration and ofrenda, year-round film programs, the Black History Month Soirée, First Fridays, and a month filled with Winter concerts, events, and holiday markets.
It’s the liveliest party of the year! The Museum’s largest annual fundraiser, BIMA Bash! features two nights of exceptional community support. Friday’s Artful Party celebrates art and artists with a dazzling cocktail reception and three silent auctions. Saturday’s Gala Dinner showcases both silent and live auctions. Each evening is a stand-alone event with outstanding catering and creative beverages, live music, and roving entertainers.