Who can propose a co-sponsored event?

Co-sponsored events can be proposed by any IMC member, and anyone can become a member! Find out more about membership here.

Why propose an event for co-sponsorship?

Our members create our programming at the IMC! Why? Because we believe you are the most responsive creators of events of all kinds including art, media, performances, classes, film-showings, lectures, etc. And we think it's crucial that our community have access to affordable venues.
We can subsidize costs for your events based on the information you provide in the co-sponsorship request form. We typically start with a 50% discount on space rental and may be able to cover more of the costs if needed. At this time, we cannot waive sound engineering or audio/visual fees. 
We will support publicity for co-sponsored events by sending information to our large newsletter list, posting on our social media and website, and spreading the word through our community networks. At your event, we'll have have one staff person on site who can help with set-up, entry table, directions, etc. 
If you are writing grants, we ask that you put our standard rates for rental into the grant. You can find our rates here: www.ucimc.org/faq

What kind of event can I propose for co-sponsorship? 

Co-sponsored events advance the IMC's mission to foster the creation and distribution of media and art that emphasizes underrepresented voices and perspectives and to promote empowerment and expression through media and arts education. We have had forums, live music performances, spoken word shows, dance performances, script readings, art workshops and more! 

How do I propose a co-sponsored event?

You can preview or print the PDF here or submit it online here

For questions about co-sponsorship, email [email protected].

What am I responsible for if my event is selected for co-sponsorship?

Host must take responsibility for:

  • Creating all publicity materials including social media and print materials
  • Including the UCIMC logo and IL Arts Council Logo on any promotional materials (see logo files below)
  • Announcing the co-sponsorship at the event with the following statement or something similar:
    • "This event is cosponsored by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, a grassroots organization committed to media, arts, and technology for social change. The UCIMC is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council and by our membership. Please consider supporting the IMC by becoming a member or giving a donation." 
  • Arranging to get training on the A/V equipment, if it will be used
  • Helping to set up and clean up the space
  • Upon request, submitting a security plan, particularly for events over 75 people

Additional notes:  We hope you’ll consider collaborating with UCIMC working groups as you plan your event(s). For more about the working groups, visit www.ucimc.org/projects2

Where do I find IMC Logos for flyers?

Here! Go to our IMC Logos Folder, which includes our simple logo in black and white and our header-footer logo with our full name. Please also include the text: "This event is cosponsored by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, a grassroots organization committed to media, arts, and technology for social change. The UCIMC is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council"