Long Exposure of Downtown Phoenix, Arizona

Corporate Partnership

As pillars of our society, the cultural and corporate sectors have the responsibility to work together to build a strong, well-rounded and enriched community. By partnering your organization with the Heard Museum, you can have a direct impact on making Phoenix a more vibrant community in which to live and work. We have many opportunities for you to become engaged with the arts through supporting our internationally-recognized programs and events.

Fundraising Events


Join us for our annual fundraising event supporting the mission-driven initiatives, exhibitions, and programs of the Heard Museum. For more information about Moondance please contact Rebecca Simpson at 602.251.0245 or rsimpson@heard.org.

Exhibition Sponsorship

Our primary focus as a cultural organization is to bring the public ground-breaking exhibitions that lead the conversation on American Indian art and the art and artifacts of other indigenous groups in the Southwest. We have opportunities for you to partner with us to present new exhibitions to the public. Please contact Natalie Vandeventer at 602.251.0211 for more information about exhibition sponsorships.

We are so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and we thank you for your continued support. For a complete list of our sponsors, please visit our Museum Supporters page.

Contact the Development Office for information on a custom sponsorship package for our yearly events.

The largest event at the Heard is the Guild’s Indian Fair & Market. Thousands of individuals descend upon the Heard campus during the first weekend in March each year to purchase handmade art objects from more than 600 American Indian artists. You can become a corporate partner by supporting the Fair as a title sponsor or by underwriting the VIP lounge for our most prestigious donor group.
The Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest attracts thousands of visitors to watch hoop dancers compete for the title of World Champion. Dancers come from across the United States and Canada and compete in different age and gender categories. There are several opportunities to sponsor the purse for the winners, the judges’ tent, the VIP lounge, the competition clock and more.
First Fridays
The Heard is open in the evenings on the First Friday of every month in correlation with one of America’s most popular art walks, the First Friday Art Walk in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Visitors can experience the museum for free and enjoy evening programs, cocktails, and dinner in the Café. Become a sponsor to help us provide such a unique experience of the Heard to the public.
El Mercado de las Artes
El Mercado de las Artes is a fall market for Hispanic and Latino artists from all over the Southwest. This event draws hundreds to the museum who enjoy admission, shopping and Latin American food from the Heard Museum Courtyard Café.
Holidays at the Heard
Holidays at the Heard takes place the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day and invites local and tourists alike to the museum to visit the current exhibits as well as artist demonstrations, lectures and performances by American Indian and Latino artists. By becoming a sponsor you will gain exposure during one of our busiest weeks of the year.

Educational Programs

Free School Tour Admissions
Support for this programs allows the Heard Museum to give complimentary admittance to K-12 school students, creating a valuable educational experience for our young museum visitors.
Free Traveling Panel Exhibitions
The three-panel, freestanding exhibits – each with a hands-on materials display stand – are designed for use in libraries or schools and are rented at no cost to schools. The expansion of this program allows the Heard Museum to provide an educational offering to schools who are not able to attend the museum for a variety of reasons.
Traveling Suitcase Exhibitions
Two cases (one large and one small) are filled with artifacts, photographs and text that can be used to create a museum display in the classroom. A rental fee applies, but this resource allows for students in school to have an authentic and quality experience in their respective schools.
American Indian Student Guide Program
This program enables American Indian college students to serve as both museum docents and exhibition gallery guides. It creates a unique experience for museum visitors to hear from a first-person perspective about the life experiences of an American Indian.
Artist Demonstrator Program
Artist demonstrations provide visitors with an opportunity to share the way their beautiful pieces of work are created. Museum visitors find invaluable learning opportunities as they converse and learn directly from the artist.


To find out more about upcoming exhibitions and other sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebecca Simpson by phone at 602.251.0245 or email at rsimpson@heard.org.

Contact the Development Department

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Rebecca Simpson at 602.251.0245 or rsimpson@heard.org

Festivals & Events