MPLSART Sketchbook Project 2021

Sponsor the MPLSART Sketchbook Project

Bring this historic project to life and support the Twin Cities art community


The Project

Last Spring, MPLSART.COM launched the 2021 Sketchbook Project to connect and support the Twin Cities visual arts community during another difficult year. 70 artists contributed 120 original works to a series of five traveling sketchbooks. MPLSART.COM captured a wide range of artists working in the Twin Cities — from Jerome Fellows to artists just starting on their artist journey. The 2021 project includes established artists like Ta-coumba Aiken, Piotr Szyhalski, and Jovan C Speller but also emerging artists like Xee Reiter, Hibaaq Ibrahim, Samuel Fleming, and more. The project captures the zeitgeist of the visual arts community during 2021.

The project will be compiled into a beautiful limited edition hardcover book and the five original sketchbooks will be put up for auction. All net-proceeds will be divided among the participating artists.

The 2020 Sketchbook Project was a huge success with 250 books sold during the pre-sale, the original sketchbooks becoming part of the permanent collection at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and a sizable amount of cash back into the hands of the participating artists. With your sponsorship, we can make the 2021 Sketchbook Project even better!






What Your Sponsorship Gets You

Becoming a sponsor shows that you are a champion of the local arts community. Our passionate and growing audience loves to support businesses who support the arts.

We offer three sponsorship levels to fit your budget:

BRONZE - $500

  • Name included on Sponsors page in the limited edition book
  • Inclusion of name in sponsors lists
SILVER - $1000
  • Name and logo included on Sponsors page in the limited edition book
  • Inclusion of name and logo in all promotions and press materials
  • Inclusion of name and logo in sponsors lists
  • Shout out on each of our social platforms (example)
GOLD - $2000
  • Premium placement of name and logo on Sponsors page in the limited edition book
  • Inclusion of name and logo in all promotions and press materials
  • Shout out on each of our social platforms (example)
  • 3 months advertising on our site

Questions? Contact Blaine

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How Your Sponsorship Will Help

MPLSART.COM will put your sponsorship dollars to good use. All net-proceeds from the project will be divided among the participating artists. With your support, we will be able to offset our production costs to help maximize the amount of money we can give back to the artists.

Specifically, your sponsorship will help:

  • Cover costs associated with design, layout, and editing
  • Print the first 300 copies of the limited edition book
  • Provide a budget for marketing and PR to reach a wider audience
  • Provide a base level of income for the artists
Note: MPLSART.COM tries to use Twin Cities-based vendors and contractors whenever possible to keep money in our local economy.

How to Become a Sponsor

Becoming a sponsor is easy. To get started, simply complete the signup form by Febuary 15th, 2022. We will contact you to collect any additional information and assets we need. We'll send an invoice via Quickbooks that you can easily be paid online or via check. We'll work with you to craft the perfect social media posts or ad graphics.
Questions? contact us

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Limited Edition Book DesignThe design for the 2021 Sketchbook Project limited edition book



2021 Project Sponsors


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