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Corporate Sponsorship

The Academy of American Poets provides a number of unique opportunities and benefits for businesses and corporations.

Sponsorship Benefits
Benefits of corporate sponsorships may include:

  • Credit in event advertising, programs, invitations, mailings, flyers, and posters
  • Credit in Academy publications, such as American Poet and our Annual Report
  • Credit on, which receives an average of a million unique visitors a month
  • Verbal recognition onstage at reading and events
  • Complimentary tickets to events and VIP receptions
  • Opportunity to supply gift bags and/or gift-bag items at special events
  • Employee discounts to readings and events
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    Each Academy event and program offers unique opportunities for corporate sponsorship. Opportunities may be available for:

  • Poetry & The Creative Mind, the Academy's annual spring benefit, held at Lincoln Center, with a star-studded cast of readers and a VIP reception following the reading. Past performers have included Meryl Streep, Wynton Marsalis, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, Mark Morris, Jessye Norman, and Caroline Kennedy.
  •, the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets, which receives a million unique visitors a month. Opportunities include your logo on targeted areas of the site with links to your company's website.
  • National Poetry Month, the Academy's signature program. Opportunities include sponsorship of NPM readings and events, and your company logo on the official NPM poster, distributed to nearly 200,000 schools, libraries, bookstores, and individuals nationwide.
  • For more information on Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Meghan Nesmith at (212) 274-0343 ext. 16 or

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