Greetings, friends of Engine:
Would you consider a Sponsorship Opportunity with Engine for 2015? Engine continues to lead the cultural and creative evolution of Biddeford, bringing new people into our downtown community and creating a vitality that is attractive to residents, visitors, and businesses alike. Engine will produce over 30 events and exhibitions this coming year, attracting people and businesses into downtown Biddeford. We estimate that our events this past year reached 5000 visitors and generated so much positive press for the community.
Our mission is, “To make arts-driven programming, cultural development, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism an explicit community value and civic priority in Biddeford.” Our mantra is that commerce follows culture, and quality of place is a noted economic development principle. Creativity is America’s greatest export. Biddeford is no longer an industrial manufacturing town solely supported by the Company. But what can Biddeford be instead? We believe Biddeford can become a sustainable micro-economy of creative economy workers who start businesses and work together to innovate.
Our 2015 plan is to move into our permanent home in the Marble Block at 129 Main Street, the building donated to Engine by the Reny family, and build a center of creativity and innovation, pairing arts with technology and entrepreneurialism. Engine will build a hub that emphasizes the creative process, allowing collaboration in a low-risk environment. Students will learn how to think creatively, readying them for today’s careers while teaching valuable life skills along the way. Engine will seek partnerships and collaborations with nonprofits whose missions align with ours, including City Theater, McArthur Library, the University of New England, and the Heart of Biddeford
Your 2015 Sponsorship can be annual for the broadest reach or can be earmarked for exhibitions, initiatives, or our S.T.E.A.M. education opportunities for local youth and adults. No matter how big or small your sponsorship, we greatly appreciate it and it’s what keeps this Engine moving.
We appreciate your consideration.
Tammy Ackerman, Engine Executive Director