Sponsorship Opportunities

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is a regional art museum showcasing contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound area.  Visitors come from Bainbridge Island, Kitsap County, Seattle and as far away as New York and Egypt.  whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time. Since opening ourits doors in June 2013, BIMA has hosted over 230,000 visitors.

As a BIMA business sponsor and partner, you’re showing your customers your support for the community, culture and arts education.  BIMA will assure your business you will receives broad and special recognition that will reach over 80,000 people annually.

Your sponsorship also provides strong a strong brand connection to BIMA, a cultural establishment that is well respected in the area.

BIMA is a unique resource in our community and our region. Our exhibits focus on lesser-known artists’ work and topics relevant to today’s complex times.  Local residents and visitors from the area, the nation Our visitors tell us they have and the world have enjoyed and been inspired by BIMA’s exhibits, artist lectures, hands-on workshops, film series and more. BIMA has become a gathering place for community and nonprofit organizations as well as businesses in the area.

We hope you’ll take the time to review the sponsorship opportunities listed below. BIMA is also happy to work with you to establish a program that meets your business’ unique needs.

 

Educational Opportunities for K-12 students

Field Trips - BIMA is committed to providing field trips to 1,500 school children during the 2016-17 school year.  The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art invites pre-K through 12th grade classroom teachers to schedule a field trip to the museum at no cost to the school. BIMA field trips create learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom that are inquiry-based and support 21st Century Learning and Innovation Skills. Working in collaboration with BIMA education staff, teachers can tailor their field trip to suit classroom and curriculum needs, which can include learning opportunities in the galleries, as well as hands-on art making and reflective writing.

Family Art Day

BIMA collaborates with KiDiMu and other community organizations to host a free Family Art Day each summer.  This past year, BIMA and KiDiMu were joined by Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, BARN, IslandWood, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, Coates Design (architectural firm), the Suquamish Museum, Kitsap Regional Library, the Bloedel Reserve and the Valentinetti Puppet Museum.  Children of all ages are welcome to visit each organization’s booth and participate in a hands-on project.  Over 700 people attended this past year, including many from Seattle, Bremerton, North Kitsap and the greater Puget Sound region.

Exhibitions

BIMA’s art and craft exhibitions are the heart of the Museum’s mission. From Native American art of the Salish Sea to a 10’ doll made of recycled material, BIMA’s exhibitions highlight unique and timely topics. BIMA mounts three rotating exhibits each year, often featuring several different artists or solo shows.
BIMA is proud to have funding from the Ames Family Foundation to support artists showcasing work representing their cultural heritage or journey.

  

The Art of Film

BIMA is proud to host three SmART film series annually.  Each six-week series has a theme, chosen by film curators, John Ellis and Frank Buxton.  Topics have included Film Noir, Musicals, Food and Culture.  John and Frank share their extensive knowledge of film after each screening and often invite experts from specific genres to attend. 

BIMA BASH!

ANNUAL ART AND EXPERIENCES AUCTION WEEKEND-OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

BIMA BASH! --BIMA’s Annual Art and Experiences Auction Weekend will be Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th, 2017. The Friday night event attracts over 350 people, including artists, sponsors and volunteers. Tickets are $75 each and include hors d’oeuvres and drinks as well as the opportunity to bid on two fabulous silent auctions. The auctions feature fabulous art and craft pieces and trips to places near and far.

Auction weekend’s Saturday night event includes a three-course seated dinner, silent and live auctions. Last year art work by David Eisenhour, Little and Lewis and Max Grover were among the pieces offered as well as fantastic trips to New Zealand, Cuba and Mexico.