The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange — NPAFE — is the country’s only nonprofit focused on drawing in direct and sustained corporate sponsorships that stretch donations and grants meant for the Performing Arts.
This is the only way to solve the problem of the ever-shrinking pool of government and foundation grants that traditionally have been the primary funding source for the Performing Arts.
Individual contributions to NPAFE make possible our efforts to attract that corporate support, and NPAFE is grateful for every donated dollar. Indeed, individual donors are vital to our operations: they make it possible for every performing artist with NPAFE to receive all of our marketing, promotional, and funding services for free. Thank you!
How to draw in corporate sponsors successfully?
As much as it is true – and compelling data proves that it is true – that NPAFE partner performing artists attract broad, influential audiences who are very loyal to brands sponsoring the Performing Arts, all those numbers are not enough to bring corporate sponsors on board.
Corporate marketers plan at least a year ahead – oftentimes years ahead – when deciding where to channel their corporate sponsorships. They need to know way in advance who is doing what, where, and when, and what the sponsorship budget will be.
Just like you can, these marketers can press a single button to find out when next year’s baseball games, Tour de France, Diana Krall concerts, World Cup, Academy Awards or Super Bowl will be played. That is critically important because, like everyone else, corporate marketing teams need predictability to plan their budgets rationally.
Up until now, most high-end performing arts events have been scheduled on an ad hoc, project-by-project basis, making it impossible for corporate marketers even to know about them a year or two in advance, no less to consider serious funding commitments for them.
NPAFE is solving this problem by:
locating and staying in constant touch with brilliant performing artists all over the country whom you may know about … or may discover here for the first time!
updating the nation’s only country-wide inventory of what they are planning years out
documenting in detail what these performing artists are doing to improve the lives of others
gathering data confirming that the audiences they will be reaching are the ones whose respect is important to major brands
Who are these performing artists?
To a person, every performing artist you will meet here is a creator of new and exciting works, acclaimed locally, nationally, and internationally. They are the people who lead, not follow. Each has an enviable record of drawing capacity audiences year after year.
One thing more: they are all mentors devoted to working with children and adults, immeasurably improving their lives.
Few performing artists actually create. Even fewer educate and mentor. The ones who do all three have proven time and again how to make their individual donors and corporate backers respected by people all across America and beyond.
NPAFE’s reason for being is to help assure that these performing artists, their audiences, their individual supporters, and their corporate sponsors all succeed at doing good not just for themselves but for a whole lot of others!
Address | Email | Phone
The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20009-7258
Mo-Fr: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM; often on weekends so call or email for times
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds: