Up to this year, Tampa Bay Improv Festival has been a small, mighty endeavor. We haven't needed much to make our festival one of the best in the South. The older we get, the bigger we seem to get, and the more public attention we're getting.
It also means that the expectations are bigger for top-notch headliners, specialty acts, better performer accommodations, and larger venues. That costs money - more than we actually make off our festival.
The Tampa bay improv scene is still in it's infancy, but it's growing at a supercharged rate! Each year our audience size jumps by a few hundred attendees, which means we're getting more exposure as one of the hottest new festivals in the region. In fact, in 2013 we won Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay award for Best Performing Arts Festival and last year Creative Loafing's first Comedy Issue released the week of the festival and made us their feature story.
Small businesses like Tampa Pitcher Show, theaters like SAK Comedy Lab, and larger organizations like Camp Improv Utopia have had our back by sponsoring us, along with a great deal of donors and patrons that want to see TBIF grow. In this 4th year of our festival, we need more help than ever before from local businesses, corporations, and individual patrons.
If you think your company might be interested in becoming a sponsor, you can download our Sponsorship Packet below with all of the information about sponsor-tiers, as well as what you'll receive in return. There's lots of options, from smaller $100 contributions to larger $5000 contributions. Sponsors get the most from their money with tickets, advertising, and free workshops or private shows from Tampa Bay Improv community All Stars.
Donors are able to submit their support on our website by clicking the "Help Us!" tab and making their donation online in just a few seconds. TBIF is hosted by Post Dinner Conversation, Tampa Bay's 501(c)3 charity, which means your donation is tax-deductible and goes to ensure that TBIF continues to spread the word about all of the improv classes, workshops, and shows at the three local theaters. It also ensures that we can feature all of our local improv teams in Tampa Bay and that we continue to bring in world-class instructors from New York, Chicago and LA who educate and enrich our local performers.