Food, fun and films!
Annual sponsorship party, fundraiser and film series announcement
WHAT IS IT?
The Artcraft Sponsorship party is our largest fundraiser - held to announce the 2018-19 film and event series at the theater. The funds raised - via digital bidding - are used to offset costs such as film licensing, production costs, equipment rental, talent fees and more.
Admission to this 21-and-over event is $15.
Bidding for this year's Artcraft Sponsorship party will be done by digital bidding through BidPal.
Use your own phone, tablet, or bid from one of our provided digital stations.
A link will be provided upon check-in that will go live once the bidding begins.
Our friends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will have a car on site for photo opportunities, as well as providing some amazing prizes for the night. How to get those prizes? Earn a chance to win one by contributing toward a restoration project that night!
THE EVENING'S EMCEE
Dave "The King" Wilson will once again be emceeing from the stage.
Wilson earned his nickname, "The King", while a regular on "The Bob and Tom Show."
He is a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network.
How does the sponsorship party work?
Register your group online HERE!
Admission is $15. Don’t forget to charge your smart phone or tablet as we’ll again be bidding online this year! Also, grab your race day gear - it’s a racing themed party, so dress accordingly, and plan on a catered track style meal from Jug's Catering!
Come to The Historic Artcraft Theatre (57 N. Main St., Franklin) on Saturday, February 3, at 6 p.m. When you arrive, you will be greeted inside the door, checked in, given your name tag and a breakdown of the night. You’re in!
Very easy - since you reserved a spot.
Relax and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, Coke products, popcorn and great food from Jug's Catering as well as local restaurants. Food and drinks are in the lobby, and theater auditorium. The green room bungalow will be open for photos and a quieter place to gather. (through the left chute, up the three steps, turn left).
At 7:30 p.m., we unveil the 2018-19 series in the auditorium.
Grab a seat and cheer loudly for your favorites.
At 8 p.m., we invite you to start bidding. Bidding will be done via smart phone / tablets.
A link will be provided when you check in.
Bidding starts as low as $25 (prize sponsorship level) and there are six different levels for each movie. Plus, some donations will be taken from the stage for various projects at The Artcraft. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and assist with bidding. We will have dedicated bidding locations for those without smart phone or tablet accessibility.
The bidding stops promptly at 9:30 p.m.
We ask that you grab another drink or snack, and have a seat in the auditorium. The bids will be compiled (this process takes a few minutes) and winners will be announced on stage.
When the party ends, we will have volunteers set up in the lobby for checkout. Payment is expected the night of the event. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.
Film sponsor for
the weekend’s movie.
Starting at $600*
Sponsor for the classic cartoon for the whole month.
Starting at $250*
Sponsor the program handout
for the weekend.
Starting at $150*
Spin & Win Sponsor
Opportunity to spin the prize wheel
Starting at $100*
Your favorite candy featured
for the entire month!
Starting at $75*
Sponsorship is put toward volunteer needs such as vests, flashlights, snacks for the volunteer lounge.
Starting at $50*
Sponsor the film reel’s
delivery to the theatre.
Starting at $50*
Mesmerize the crowd
with on-stage giveaways.
Starting at $25*
* Opening bids for
November / December movie weekends:
Movie - $750
Cartoon - $350
Program - $200
Preshow - $150
Concession - $125
Volunteer - $100
Delivery - $75
Prize - $50