(From Sioux Falls.Business) The Sioux Falls Arts Council has started a merchant and corporate recognition program to give businesses a “seal of support” for contributing to the arts organization.
Businesses will receive the artist-designed seal to display on their websites and window fronts for a minimum $250 annual contribution.
The funds will support the arts council’s focus on arts coordination, cultivation and accessibility.
“The problem we had to solve was to create a stream of revenue that wouldn’t compete with the fundraising that programming-oriented arts organizations pursue,” executive director Kara Dirkson said. “They are the very organizations we want to see thrive.”
The seal was designed by Michael Hay. Businesses that make the donation also will be thanked on social media.
“These businesses and organizations think big about the arts,” Dirkson said. “They support the need for an organization that coordinates and cultivates the arts, so Sioux Falls can remain competitive in workforce development, tourism and overall quality of life.”