Art Shanty Projects is a charitable nonprofit organization. Our livelihood and the ability to create artist driven programs depends on grants, donations, sponsorship, and volunteers to produce our events. 

2018 On-Ice Program Sponsors



















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         2018 On-Ice Program Grant Funders

   Legacy Act                           

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Art Shanty Projects is an artist-driven temporary community exploring the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be. We are a Minneapolis based 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit that values joy and inclusion. Our ability to sustain free artist-driven programs depends on volunteers and your support through sponsorship.If you would like to become a sponsor for the  On-Ice Program, please contact us at info@artshantyprojects.org.



PREMIER PARTNER - $20,000 - Limit of 3

  • One single page of advertising in printed brochure (~10,000 copies)

  • Space for one kiosk* on shore

  • First choice of available** shanties post-On-Ice Program

  • All Presenting Partner benefits

PRESENTING PARTNER -  $10,000 - Limit of 5

  • +1 Invite to two artist gatherings in advance of On-Ice Program

  • +1 Invite to artist, staff, and volunteer wrap party

  • ½ sheet advertising in printed brochure

  • All Sponsor benefits

SHANTY SPONSOR -  $5,000 - Limit 10

  • Acknowledgement in brochure and on signage near one (1) artist-designed shanty

  • Invitation to shanty in-progress studio visit

  • Weekend, Glacial, Iceberg, & Ice Block benefits


  • Dedicated section in newsletter highlighting sponsorship

  • Sponsor logo recognition on all On-Ice signage (~15,000 visitors)

  • Two additional invitations to all member-only events

  • Glacial, Iceberg, & Ice Block Sponsor benefits


  • Logo placement on website, in printed On-Ice Program brochure, on Welcome Shanty (~15,000 visitors), and in newsletter twice a month (1700+ subscribers) through April

  • Dedicated social media post in advance of the On-Ice Program

  • Invitation +1 to exclusive On-Ice Sneak Peek

  • Iceberg & Ice Block Sponsor benefits


  • Appreciation in printed on-ice program brochure (~10,000 copies)

  • Sponsorship recognition on the Welcome Shanty (~15,000 visitors)

  • Dual Art Shanty Projects Membership

  • Invitation +1 to Member Night On-Ice Party​

  • Ice Block Sponsor benefits


  • Recognition on org website during On-Ice Program

  • Dedicated social media post on all channels

  • Art Shanty Projects Membership


*Sponsorship kiosk is only for the purpose of distributing information about your organization. Premier Partner is responsible for building and transporting kiosk.

**Shanty availability to be determined by artists before On-Ice Program


Monetary or in-kind donation in lieu of sponsorship are always acceptable substitutes to help further our mission, eliminate line items in the budget, or further support our artists in their creative endeavors.


THANK YOU to the generous supporters who have provided in-kind contributions through gift cards, donated time and talent to expand the notions of art and artist.

You can also contribute in-kind donations through our Amazon Wish List or by selecting Art Shanty Projects as your charity to support when you shop through Amazon Smile

Visit the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council's kiosk on shore to learn about the history of the neighborhood, trolley and Lake Harriet! Look for the yellow structure near the band shell.