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Bunnell Street Arts Center relies on a variety of funding sources to enable our activities and programs. This support allows us to continue to present cutting-edge exhibitions to visitors from around the world each year. As we work to elevate the role of art in contemporary culture and actively attract new audiences, your support is essential.. We thank each of our donors for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and look forward to working with new friends as we build for the future. 

  • Members provide essential support for Bunnell Street Art Center. 
  • All donors who choose to be recognized are considered ‘members’ of Bunnell Street Arts Center.
  • Members have advisory voting privileges to elect members to the Board of Directors.
  • Members are recognized in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Annual Report.
  • Donations over the course of a year build a donors’ recognition level in our Annual Report.

Visionary $1000

Select your plate first from the Annual Plate Project collection, at any time. Plates are created and painted by local artists and fired with a food-proof glaze- although most plates in this tier are displayed as art work of their own right. Curate your collection at home by adding a new plate each year, in thanks of your top-tier support. Benefits also include:

Benefactor $500

A Benefactor Reception welcomes members to collaborate, inspire and challenge what Bunnell’s role in Alaska can be. This annual reception creates an opportunity to deepen your relationship with us and bolster the mission you believe in. Benefits also include:

Contributor $250

As a Contributor you are invited to select exhibit previews for exclusive access, twice a year. Additionally, these members are able to choose a Premium Membership Plate before they are available to Sustaining Members. Benefits also include:

Sustaining $125

Donate at an annual level of $125 and choose your commemorative Membership Plate. Benefits also include:

Basic $50

Hosted by Bunnell’s Staff and Board you are invited to join us for an annual gathering to celebrate the programming you make possible. Also, receive monthly exhibit cards, e-newsletters and printed recognition.

Business Sponsorship and Opportunities

General Mission Support $150 – $1000 

Businesses who are aligned with the mission of Bunnell Street Arts Center, may wish to donate towards General Mission Support. This support often is most vital, and offers flexibility and trust to put it where it’s needed most during the course of the year. Your business’s support will be highlighted on Bunnell’s website, featured at membership functions as essential backbone supporters and featured in Bunnell’s Annual Report. Support at a level meaningful to you. 

Donate at $500 and up and underwrite a program of interest to you. Your support will be displayed on our website’s program page, in digital marketing of the individual program and our Annual Report.

Broadcast Concerts on KBBI  

Bunnell Arts By Air partners with KBBI to bring to you live, streaming concerts monthly, broadcast from Bunnell. Sponsor a concert that reaches 5,000+ listeners. Hour-long concerts live from Bunnell on the third Friday of each month from 7 to 8 pm, archived at kbbi.org.

Artist in Schools

The Artist in Schools (AIS) program facilitates professional working artists to teach 1-2 week residencies  to schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD). This program serves about 5,000 k-12 students annually. Residencies are available to the KPBSD schools as funding allows.

Exhibits

Bunnell’s Exhibition Program is revered as one of the premiere exhibition spaces in the state for professional and emerging Alaska artists. The retail exhibit maintains a professional display space to over 60 Alaskan artists, year-round. The gallery welcomes an estimated 10,000 visitors a year.

Artists Residence 

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (AIR) features Alaska, national and international artists for residencies of varying lengths, from one week to one month. One of our most dynamic programs, Bunnell often hosts 6-10 AIRs a year.

When large scale, audience-based events return (ie: Wearable Arts and Dinner in the Street) unique marketing opportunities will be available for businesses as well.

Partners and Major Donors

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