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Sponsor a Programme
Sponsor A Programme

YSMA offers sponsorship packages designed to enhance the visibility and recognition of our partners within the community.

For corporates, these packages can be tailored to align with specific marketing objectives, ensuring that sponsors achieve their desired outcomes. The demographics of the YSMA visitors constitute an attractive consumer profile, making sponsorship of exhibitions, programs, or events a strategic opportunity for businesses to connect with potential customers.

Sponsors benefit from increased visibility while leveraging the positive reputation and cultural significance of the Museum.

We welcome your support!

Benefits include:

  • Recognition of support on the Website, in the Museum Newsletter and the Annual Report
  • Recognition of support on programme communication materials and merchandise
  • Discount on Museum facilities rental for company functions
  • Free admission to the Museum for employees (ID required)
  • Discounts on purchases at Museum Shop for employees (ID required)
  • Admission for exclusive events and exhibition previews

Sponsorship opportunities exist for the following activities:

  • Educational Programmes: YSMA’s educational programmes are designed using object-based learning methodologies to help students foster 21st-century skills including creative and critical thinking, cultural awareness, communication and collaboration, among others. We’re dedicated to offering these programmes free of charge to disadvantaged students. Over 2000 secondary students from schools in Lagos have benefited from our initiatives, experiencing our rich collection and engaging in tailored educational activities. Sponsoring our programs enables us to continue offering these impactful experiences, fostering cultural appreciation and empowering the next generation.
  • Free Access: Museum visits can inspire creativity and innovation, development of new skills and interests, critical thinking and knowledge discovery. By removing financial barriers, we can ensure that individuals and families from diverse backgrounds can experience the transformative power of museum visits. By sponsoring this initiative, you will be creating social value by aiding the cultural and intellectual formation of the Nigerian youth with their huge entrepreneurial and creative potential. This initiative is primarily targeted at students in the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.
  • Exhibition Sponsorship: At the Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art (YSMA), we curate two compelling exhibitions annually, spotlighting the richness of Nigerian art and exploring significant issues in our community. These exhibitions typically run for six months. In addition, educational and special programs are continuously offered, attracting diverse audiences eager to engage with our cultural heritage. Sponsoring an exhibition at YSMA allows corporations to play a pivotal role in our cultural programming. Benefits include prominent branding within the exhibition space, recognition in media and marketing materials, exclusive event invitations, and opportunities for corporate engagements within the museum’s unique space.
  • Restoration of Seminal Works: The YSMA is entrusted with a diverse art collection featuring works by esteemed Nigerian artists such as Onabolu, Enwonwu, Okeke, Grillo and Lasekan. However, time has taken its toll, necessitating urgent restoration and conservation efforts. As custodians of this cultural heritage, we are committed to preserving these works for future generations. Sponsorship of our art conservation projects is crucial for their longevity and integrity. Sponsors not only contribute to preserving Nigerian art history but also align their brand with the values of cultural stewardship and heritage conservation. Sponsors will receive recognition including acknowledgement in reports and branding on communication materials. Your support will be instrumental in safeguarding these priceless artworks, ensuring that they continue to inspire and educate audiences for years to come.

Other sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Gallery Naming
  • Travelling Exhibitions
  • Art Residencies
  • Workshops
  • Publications

For more information about how you or your company can sponsor a YSMA initiative, please contact Madonna at:
Email: miloba@pau.edu.ng or ysma@pau.edu.ng
Phone number: +234 913 601 2439