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Sponsorship Opportunities


MOCA’s corporate sponsors provide funding for the museum’s exhibitions and education programs. We offer several wonderful opportunities to for your company to support the arts at MOCA. Listed below are some of the areas that need and welcome corporate funding, but we welcome your ideas, too! To inquire about how your company can become a corporate partner with MOCA, please contact Emily Barnhill, Director of Development, at 757-425-0000, ext. 313, or via email at

Partners in the Arts

Partners in the Arts are companies who believe an investment in the arts at MOCA is a life-changing investment that ultimately helps shape creative, critically thinking youth and adults. The museum’s exhibitions are at the heart of our mission and serve as areas of learning for thousands of youth and adults through our many education programs and classes. Join companies that have supported the works of Andy Warhol and other noted contemporary artists whose works have exhibited at MOCA. Enjoy curatorial tours, free exhibition openings, brand exposure, and many other benefits.

Boardwalk Art Show

The nearly 60-year-old Boardwalk Art Show takes place mid-June and is considered one of the nation’s top fine art shows. Become a sponsor and get your brand in front of hundreds of thousands of people. Sponsorship opportunities offer on-site presence and many attractive benefits. The Boardwalk Beach Club, an inviting beachfront venue where lunch is served and the bar is open, also welcomes corporate sponsorships for businesses that are looking to entertain clients or reward employees.

Education Programs

MOCA reaches an average 25,000 youth annually through such programs as Outreach, Student Art Start, Pre K Art Day, Teen Apprenticeship Program, Family Fest, and Art Camp. Opportunities abound for individuals or companies to help provide free programs for underserved youth. Museum visits, free Outreach programs in schools, Art Camp scholarships … the possibilities are endless. If your company would like to support art education for veterans, senior citizens, or those with special needs, let us know, and we will work with you to develop your program of support.

Exhibition Openings

There’s always a party when exhibitions open at MOCA! The museum’s board and staff work together to create fun themed opening receptions that feature artists’ talks, creative cuisine, and lively libations. Exhibition openings present wonderful sponsorship opportunities for companies who want to support the arts and gain a lot of exposure for a minimal investment. 

MOCA's New Waves, juried exhibition
Boardwalk Art Show
House of Blues & Brews. Onon Photography.
Art Camp at MOCA.
MOCA Satellite Gallery Opening.