Become A Sponsor

SOS is created each year through the efforts of volunteer artists and art lovers. The majority of our support comes from the artists themselves in the form of registration fees and generous donations of time and effort to make SOS a reality.

By becoming a Somerville Open Studios sponsor, you help create a stronger more vibrant community. You are demonstrating your support of the vital role that the arts play in cultural and economic development. Thank you for supporting the arts in Somerville, and making our neighborhoods even stronger. All funds raised go directly towards expenses such as publicity, printing, and mailing costs.


2017 Ad Rates and Information

With a print run of between 10,000 and 20,000, and over a month of region-wide distribution, the SOS Mapbook is an excellent way to reach your customers. During SOS weekend (1st weekend in May), thousands of studio vistors will spend the day touring Somerville with the aid of the SOS Mapbook. Many visitors keep their souvenir books, and will see your advertisement throughout the year. You add will also stay online till the end of the year.

Deadlines:

February 20, 2017 - Ad commitments and payments due.
February 27, 2017 - Artwork due.

send ad copy (300 dpi) to ads@somervilleopenstudios.org

For complete details, download the sponsorship form (.pdf).
You may also purchase sponsorship online (here).

Current SOS artists receive 15% off advertising. Contact sponsorship@somervilleopenstudios.org for more information.

Food & Drink Listing - $95
Text Only
♦ Inclusion in Restaurant, Pub, & Café guide in print and on the website, sorted by location

Mini - $190
♦ 4"w x 1"h (1/8 page or Mini-card Size approx.) in printed mapbook
♦ Listing on SOS website with link to your business.
Inclusion in Restaurant & Café listing if applicable

Basic - $350
♦ 4"w x 2"h (1/4 page or Bus. Card Size approximate) in printed mapbook
♦ Icon denoting business location on artist map
♦ Reference to map region in ad
♦ Listing on SOS website with link to your business
Inclusion in Restaurant & Café listing if applicable

Silver - $600
♦ 4"w x 4.5"h (1/2 page approximate) in printed mapbook
♦ Icon denoting business location on artist map
♦ Reference to map region in ad
♦ Listing on SOS website with link to your business
Inclusion in Restaurant & Café listing if applicable

Silver+ - ($600 + $150 =) $750
All of the above, plus...
♦ additional .75" x .75" Logo on mapbook back cover
(only five +spots available)

Gold - $900
♦ 4"w x 9"h (full page) in printed mapbook
♦ Icon denoting business location on artist map
♦ Reference to map page in ad
♦ Listing on SOS website with link to your business
Inclusion in Restaurant & Café listing if applicable

Gold+ - ($900 + $150 =) $1050
All of the above, plus...
♦ additional .75" x .75" Logo on Mapbook back cover
(only five +spots available)

Trolley - $1,000 for one side, $2000 for both sides
Your banner on one or more of three free event trolleys that loop throughout the city both days of SOS weekend.
Highly visible to visitors at the event. Promote your business and show your support of the arts. Please contact us for more information about this option.

Questions? Contact sponsorship@somervilleopenstudios.org.