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A packed evening fundraising event with Real Art Ways supporters

About Us

Real Art Ways is widely regarded as one of the nation’s outstanding contemporary art spaces, one that has a special link with the Hartford region. With films, concerts, performances, education programs, readings and exhibitions, Real Art Ways is a unique meeting place for all sorts of people to come together around art, ideas, and conversation. All are welcome here.


Why Partner With Us

We are an organization with a national reputation for supporting innovation and connecting people with art and ideas. We receive support from some of the most prestigious foundations in the U.S., including the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Partnering with Real Art Ways will demonstrate a commitment to the community, while connecting with people from all over our region. We can customize a program to fit your needs.


About Our Audience

From our Governor to business leaders to students and neighbors, we have a diverse, educated audience that is interested in cinema, art and music, as well as travel and cultural experiences. With Independent and international movies, our cinema attracts an affluent audience.


Partnership Opportunities

Real Art Ways Cinema features first-run independent films from all over the world and original film series and festivals. The cinema attracts approximately 35,000 viewers each year. We host discussions with filmmakers, as well as area experts on particular topics, and we curate and present original film series.

Sponsorship opportunities include:
• Business promotion and logo on all pre-screening slideshows
• Business listing on donor board in lobby
• Mentions on all social media sites
• Public thank-you’s

Creative Cocktail Hour
For more than 16 years, Real Art Ways’ monthly “Creative Cocktail Hour” has contributed to making Hartford a more vibrant city. Each month we feature live performances and visual art, and attract a diverse crowd with as many as 400 people. The events are a unique opportunity for people of all interests, styles, and cultures to come together and celebrate one another and our community.

Sponsorship opportunities include:
• Business banner at event
• Promotional table available during event
• Business name and logo on website and donor thank you board
• Multiple mentions on all social media sites
• Post-event thank-you

Visual Arts
With approximately 12 exhibits each year, our visual arts program reaches a large audience who attends our openings as well as our movies and other events in our space. Our visual arts programming ranges from solo exhibitions of emerging artists, to smaller group exhibitions, to long-planned, major multi- disciplinary projects with visual arts at the center of the work.

Sponsorship opportunities include:
• Business name and logo on all printed gallery materials
• Business name and logo on website and donor thank-you board
• Public thank you at all openings
• Multiple mentions on all social media sites

Fall Fundraiser
A dynamic and unique event, Building Together, our 2019 Fall Fundraiser, will attract more than 300 of Hartford’s luminaries, from executives to artists, musicians and political leaders.

Sponsorship opportunities include:
• Ten tickets to the event
• Logo and listing on invitations and all marketing materials of event
• Business banner at event
• Listing on donor thank you board
• Mentions on all social media sites
• Post-event thank-you