NY 2018

An Event Inspiring Change

New York City | Fall, 2018

About rise in the city

rise in the city is a unique art event, featuring a competition, exhibit and auction, created to catalyze social enterprises in Africa. You can view the incredible works of art that have been created and are now up for auction here

A unique event where influencers in design and construction discover how architecture combined with social enterprise can solve poverty problems in Africa. Learn More

 

How it works

NYC is being split into 100 virtual blocks.

Leading artists, designers and architects are invited to create a work of art representing a block of the city or to donate an experience that can be auctioned such as a day with the principle or an internship with your firm or a personal tour of a project and so on.

100 companies have the opportunity to sponsor a NYC block.

A high profile jury will shortlist the best pieces that will be exhibited at the event when they will also select the overall winner.

These incredible artworks and donated experiences will be exhibited and available for purchase through an exclusive auction at rise in the city.

100% of proceeds will go directly to the project because BOND Events underwrites rise’s operating expenses.

By getting involved with rise in the city, either by creating a work of art, sponsoring one of the city blocks or event packages or attending, you will help give the people of Lesotho the opportunity to better their lives for themselves.

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Who you help

rise is working towards a world where sustainable social enterprises, created by local entrepreneurs are the norm. Through our professional network, rise links social entrepreneurs from low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to fundamental resources that they would otherwise not have access to, in order to fulfill their potential.

The first rise project, will follow the in loco “hands-on, bottom-up” approach, to deliver a new building with accommodation, study and service facilities for the children at a very overcrowded orphanage in Lesotho, Southern Africa. Learn more.

This combined with entrepreneurship training and mentoring, will enable the orphanage to provide enough accommodation for the children and to become more self-sustaining by launching income-generating activities.

True to the rise ethos, the local community will be instrumental through this process, with the support and expertise of industry experts.

rise is a not-for-profit organization, co-founded by BOND Events as an integral part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.

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Supporting artists and sponsors will receive:

  • Promotion on riseinthecity.com – your company logo will appear on the map of Manhattan, over the block of NYC you are representing with additional promotion on the rise and BOND Events websites
  • Promotion in our social media campaign
  • Inclusion in press releases
  • Exposure at the event – signage, event program and announcements

Additional exposure for your brand is available – see event sponsorship packages.

Create

We invite artists, designers and architects to create a piece of art to represent one block of Manhattan.  This unique opportunity is open to the first 100 to sign up.

Guidelines

Artwork can be anything from a sculpture, sketch, painting or photography to jewelry, or clothing. Let your creative juices flow!

We challenge you to get inspired by Lesotho, making reference to the white, blue and green colors of its national flag, the traditional blankets or the famous Basotho hat into your design, or even re-interpreting the traditional Litema patterns that adorn Lesotho’s vernacular buildings.

Art piece cannot be larger than 30″ x 30″, must be less than 7″ wide and weigh less than 10 lbs for ease of transportation.

Submitting your artwork

Finished artwork must be sent to NY 1- 2 days before the event. A return shipping label must be included in the event the art is not sold at the auction.

In addition to submitting the finished piece, you must also submit a photograph of the artwork to [email protected] by September 30, 2018.

The judges will use this photo to shortlist the best art pieces that will be exhibited at the event. The winner will be announced and awarded at the event.

Judges - to be announced

Event Sponsorships

Platinum

$10,000
(1 available

Diamond

$8,000
(2 available)

Gold

$6,000
(1 available)

Silver

$4,000
(1 available)

Bronze

$2,000
(4 available)
Sponsor the headliner act Sponsor VIP reception Sponsor the auction Sponsor the event programSponsor the A/V, decor and lighting
Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials Recognition in event materials
Promotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event websitePromotion on event website
Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage Recognition from stage
Inclusion in press release and social media Inclusion in press release and social media Inclusion in press release and social mediaInclusion in press release and social mediaInclusion in press release and social media
10 VIP tickets with reserved table8 VIP tickets with reserved seating 6 VIP tickets with reserved seating4 VIP tickets with reserved seating2 VIP tickets
Full page ad inside front cover in event programFull page ad inside back cover in event programFull page ad in event program Half page ad in event program
Logo on step and repeat wallLogo on step and repeat wall Logo on step and repeat wall
Shout out from auctioneer, MC & headliner actShout out from MC Shout out from the auctioneer
Stage signageOpportunity to speak from stage
Opportunity to speak from stage and present award
Exclusive presenting sponsor of headline entertainment

The Event

rise in the city
Fall 2018
6pm to 11pm

Join 300 high profile professionals including developers, owners, senior designers, principals from the top architecture firms, chief executives of major manufacturing and supplier companies, artists, art collectors. Trade and general media will also be present.

Ticket price: $120 Early bird discount until July 31, 2018, then tickets are $150
Purchase a table for 10 people: $1,000 Early bird discount until July 31, 2018 then table costs $1,200

Tickets must be purchased in advance by 10/23/2018.

Dress code: Smart Casual

Admission includes:

  • Entrance to the art exhibit
  • Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and open bar
  • Entry to the auction
  • Live African Entertainment
  • High-level networking
  • Lots of fun!

Purchase Tickets

Do More

Help us spread the word about this unique and exciting art event

If you would like to volunteer in the lead up to the event or at the event itself please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

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