Indianapolis printer receives national honor for arts support

July 23, 2011

Printing Partners is one of the top 10 corporate arts supporters in the nation, according to the Business Committee for the Arts, a division of Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

The top 10 list also includes 3M in St. Paul, Minn.; Macy’s in Cincinnati; and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., along with smaller companies. Awards will be presented at a gala Oct. 5 in New York.

The Indianapolis School of Ballet nominated Printing Partners for its effort to make the arts accessible to schoolchildren and new audiences, according to a Printing Partners press release.

dance Printing Partners sponsors the Indianapolis Ballet School’s “Nutcracker” performances. (Photo/Indianapolis Ballet Inc./Freddie Kelvin)

The company has sponsored the ballet school’s “Nutcracker” performance the past two years, allowing Girl Scouts to attend a preview performance and providing tickets for employees and their family members.

Printing Partners also promoted the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s “Partners Night at the IRT,” which sold more than 800 low-cost tickets last season to people who might not otherwise have attended IRT performances.

Printing Partners is the title sponsor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s pops series and sponsors a number of other performing arts groups.

The company started its “Partners Grants” in 2004, which provide in-kind marketing support for clients, and has awarded $1.5 million worth of support since that time.


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