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Chicago Maritime Festival - Become a Sponsor!

In 2003, the first Chicago Maritime Festival produced the most diverse maritime program ever staged in Chicago; it drew over 1,000 people to its seminars, concerts, school program, and shanty sing. Since then, the festival and festival outreach programs have been attended by over 44,000!

The festival promotes awareness about and fosters connections between the maritime community in and around the city of Chicago, throughout the state of Illinois, across the Nation, and around the world. The first 12 years were held the last Saturday in February at the Chicago History Museum. We have now moved to our new home at the Old Town School of Folk Music during late April. Festival goers enjoy over 40 seminars and workshops, a maritime music concert, plus ship models, displays, and demonstrations presented by the individuals and organizations that make up the maritime community in Chicago and beyond.

Festival outreach programs serve community groups, libraries, schools, people with disabilities, and senior citizens in the weeks preceding the Saturday event.

The Chicago Maritime Festival is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation with federal 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt status.

Over the years, the festival has received support at or above the Ward Room level or from the following organizations and individuals:

Common Times • Chicago History Museum • Chicago Maritime Museum • Illinois Arts Council • Illinois Humanities Council • Chicago Yachting Association • Chicago Yacht Club Foundation • Torresen Marine • Hannah Marine • International Shipmasters Association-Chicago • WDCB-FM • WLUP • Sailing Magazine • Pirates Magazine • Consul General of the Netherlands • Consul General of Canada • Tall Ship Adventures of Chicago • Chicago First Lady Cruises • Chicagoland Canoe Base • Katherine Whisler and James Lochowicz

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

All sponsors are listed in the program brochure by level and receive an invitation to the opening event on Friday, April 15. Please look at the bottom of this page for important information.

Admiral's Choice - $5,000 and higher

Named Partner

Sponsor's logo on promotional material and website
Full page "camera-ready" ad in the program booklet OR 8 VIP Passes
Exhibit space at the festival upon request

Captain's Table:

Sponsor's logo on promotional material and website
Half page "camera-ready" ad in the program booklet OR 6 VIP Passes
Exhibit space at the festival upon request


Ward Room: $500-$999

Sponsor's logo on the program brochure and website
Quarter page "camera-ready" ad in the program booklet OR 4 VIP Passes
Exhibit space at the festival upon request



 

Boatswain's Locker: $250-$499

Sponsor's logo on the program brochure and website
Eighth page "camera-ready" ad in the program booklet OR 4 VIP Passes
Exhibit space at the festival upon request

Mess Deck: $100-$249

2 VIP Passes, program listing, invitation to the opening event

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

• Sponsor must confirm participation and submit digital .jpg logo on or before January 9, 2016 to be included on the festival website. (See address below.)

• Sponsor must confirm participation and submit digital logo in .jpg format on or before April 3, 2016 to be included in the program. Note: the program is printed in black ink only. (See address below.)

• Sponsor ads must be submitted digitally in .pdf  format on or before April 3, 2016.  Ads must be configured in a vertical formal designed to be printed in black ink only (no color ads will be accepted.); a printed page will be 8.5" x 11.0". (See address below.)

• Sponsor concert tickets must be reserved in advance by contacting Chris Kastle (see below) no later than 5:00 pm on April 8, 2016. All tickets are will call. Reserved tickets must be claimed at the box office no later than 30 minutes prior to the concert and unclaimed VIP seating will be released 15 minutes prior to concert.

If you have any questions, wish to make a reservation, or need a mailing address to send a check,  please contact Chris Kastle, Co-Director at 773-576-7245, chriskastle@yahoo.com. Thank you for your support.