Partner With Us

Let’s get you involved with the builders, the connectors, and the curious early adopters

Age 21 to 40-something, Young Arts Patrons is the premier audience development organization that connects culturally-minded Memphians that socially and financially celebrate, support, and promote the arts in our city.

A Deeper Look

Our initiatives engage a younger demographic in the arts through a mix of performance outings, educational programs, and social occasions.

Educational Events bring in new conversations around art and culture that can be developed with partners.

  • Egglestonworks and The Science of Sound

  • Art of the Dealer: An Evening at David Lusk Gallery

  • Impact of Globalization on Memphis Food, Culture, Fashion, and Music (Brooks Museum of Art)

Performance Outings provide Young Arts Patrons access to highly anticipated performances. A social component is included in each outing, and we encourage the evening artists to attend.

  • Las Cafeteras with Latino Memphis

  • Ballet Memphis Season Opener Preview

  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at Germantown Performing Arts Center

  • Sustenance for the Soul with Iris Orchestra

Partner Benefits

We want to create continuous opportunities to engage with Young Arts Patrons members and to assist you in building a stronger relationships with them. There are countless benefits to partnering with Young Arts Patrons. Young Arts Patrons members add diversity to member-only previews and events. Other benefits include:

  • Recognition at the September 25, 2019 Season Kick-off Event and Website

  • Season Information and Marketing Swag included in Members-only Season Swag Bag

  • Promotion of one monthly event in “What’s Happening in the Arts” e-mail campaign (additional space purchased at $25/ campaign)

  • Opportunity to host an exclusive Young Arts Patrons performance outing, educational program, or social event during the Young Arts Patrons season (September- August)

  • Marketing, program, and event feedback: Young Arts Patrons members will complete a short survey or feedback (short critics, survey, etc) in exchange for free or discounted tickets. (Each survey is created with Young Arts Patrons team members and institution liaison to be unique to the needs of the current event, exhibition, performance, and experience to assist in further growing your business.)

  • 25% Discount in participation in Memphis Art and Design Week 2020


We believe in access for organizations of all sizes. Organizational partnership dues are based on the organization’s average budget size and apply to the Young Arts Patrons season September 2019 through August 2020.

Funds raised through Young Arts Patrons are used to support the organizations audience development initiatives and other programs.

YAP Events

Corporate partners

Our corporate donors are so important and we accomplish a lot together. 

Young Arts Patrons continually strives to differentiate itself through meaningful relationships with all participants and stakeholders--including sponsors, who are always treated as partners.

Strong partnerships depend on mutual respect and establishing clear value on both sides of the equation. We are currently interested in synergistic partnerships with forward-thinking brands

Community partners

If you would like information about your organization's upcoming events to be shared with our subscriber-base of young arts enthusiasts and innovators, please feel free to fill out our online Event Submission Form so it can be featured in our weekly newsletter.

**Events must be submitted no later than two weeks before they occur.