Southwest Maker Fest (SWMF) is a place of ideas and action that celebrates the uniquely human power of creativity and invention, and the entrepreneurial spirit.  Visit SWMF to experience, learn, and play. From new art forms to extraordinary inventions, from programs that explore new techniques to do-it-yourself on-site opportunities, from art to technology to food, SWMF will stimulate curiosity and inspire the maker inside you!

Southwest Maker Fest 2018 works to bring the community together with our vision of a connected community, empowered by creativity. Our mission is to celebrate, engage, and inspire the maker in each of us.

Now in its 5th Year, the festival continues to garner great energy and excitement about building an inclusive and highly creative event in the Valley of the Sun, and strengthening our innovative community and its entrepreneurial spirit!

We hope you will consider becoming a partner and supporter of Southwest Maker Fest, an all-volunteer effort driven by dozens of experienced administrators, makers, event planners, and partners. We’re proud to count among our partners such major institutions as Mesa Arts Center, Arizona Science Center, i.d.e.a. Museum and ASU, as well as grassroots organizations such as HeatSync Labs and the Collaboratory, among many others.

Southwest Maker Fest is a signature event of the Arizona Sci-Tech Festival.

Please consider supporting the development of our maker community and take advantage of a built-in crowd of 5,000+ attendees, putting your business in the spotlight and linking you with the maker movement, creativity and innovation.

Marketing

Southwest Maker Fest will be promoted through various means including website, media coverage, social media, maker calendars, posters, flyers and newsletters. A festival program will be distributed free at the festival. Sponsors will receive exposure in electronic media and printed materials.

Sponsorships

We invite you to have a conversation with a member of our committee to discuss a sponsorship level that is appropriate for you. We are happy to discuss your goals and seek ways to tailor a sponsorship package to your needs. You can partner as a donor, sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer—join us!

Southwest Maker Fest is an all-volunteer, grass roots effort, operating under the auspices of the Downtown Mesa Association and its 501(c) 3 non-profit, Ultimate Imaginations Inc. (UII). All sponsorships will be through UII, a tax-exempt organization, and will be tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

Sponsor Levels

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Friend $100

  • Acknowledgement on website
  • Invitation to Post-Festival Celebration

Supporter $250

All of the above PLUS

  • Listing in Festival Program Book

Bronze Sponsor $500

All of the above PLUS

  • Logo inclusion in all print media (posters, flyers)
  • 10x10 Commercial Booth Space at event

Copper Sponsor $1,000

All of the above PLUS

  • One banner displayed at SWMF (provided by sponsor)

Silver Sponsor $2,500

All of the above PLUS

  • Inclusion in all media press releases
  • Prime hi-traffic booth location

Gold Sponsor $5,000

All of the above PLUS

  • Festival Village Area naming rights with larger banner in that area (provided by sponsor)
  • Ve rbal recognition as appropriate at festival events (between performances; during awards presentations)