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Arts & Culture

City Sponsorship Program


The City of Riverside Sponsorship Program application process to provide City funds and in-kind services for community events produced July 2015 through December, 2015 are now being accepted.

Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Please deliver applications to:
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Attn: Cynthia Wright
3580 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Sorry, late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

We are also scheduling a City Sponsorships 101 Workshop for Non-Profits and that date will be January 22, 2015, 11 am, in the 5th Floor Conference Room at Riverside Public Utilities’ Mission Square office, located at 3750 University Avenue

Arts & Cultural AffairsThe City recognizes that sponsorships play an important role in supporting our community, as well as promoting the tourism and economic development efforts of the City.

The granting of City funds or in-kind support is evaluated according to the effectiveness and impact the particular special event, community project or program has on the community-at-large. Special attention is paid to sponsorships that promote the attractiveness of the City as a place to visit and/or live, celebrate the heritage of the City and its environs, and/or enrich the character and quality of life of its residents and visitors.

The City Sponsorship Program provides local non-profit organizations with the opportunity to apply for City funds and/or in-kind services twice each fiscal year. The spring application process provides support for charitable, community events produced between July 1st and December 31st. The fall application process provides support for charitable, community events produced between January 1st and June 30th. The City Sponsorship Program is administered by the Arts & Cultural Affairs Division of the Development Department.

Goals & Objectives

  • Sponsorship of funds or in-kind services (including, but not limited to, contributions of staff, equipment or other services, booth participation, bottled water or promotional items) will be considered for special events, community projects or programs designed to accomplish one or more of the following goals and objectives with 51% of the participants from outside of the sponsoring organization:
  • Promote the City of Riverside as a desirable place to live, visit and do business.
  • Promote the City of Riverside as a visitor destination and/or bring tourism-associated revenue to the City.
  • Enhance the quality of life and well being of the residents.
  • Advance the City’s commitment to and pride in being an inclusive community.
  • Encourage the development of neighborhood identity and pride.
  • Promote cultural and artistic awareness.

If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Wright at (951) 826-5769
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General Information
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Arts & Cultural Affairs Division
3580 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-2427

Fax: (951) 826-5615

Special Event Permits & Film Permits: (951) 826-2427 or

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
Mission Statement
To champion and advance Riverside as the City of Arts and Culture in the broadest economic and social context possible.
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