Institutional Support

As one of Indiana’s largest cultural institutions and the premier destination for one-of-a-kind experiences with art and nature, Newfields is a great place to do business.

Our vibrant 152-acre campus offers a world-class art museum, lush gardens, a beautiful art and nature park, and a historic home for our guests to enjoy and explore. The support of the business community is essential to the vitality of our organization and aids us in our mission to enrich lives through exceptional experiences with art and nature.

By partnering with our institution, your company makes a bold statement to support the arts and culture in our community. Becoming a corporate member or sponsor provides the opportunity to connect your brand to Indianapolis and engage your employees and clients in positive ways. It showcases your company as a community partner with one of the country’s most innovative cultural institutions.

Benefits may include: 
  • Recognition in various places such as onsite signage, the Newfields Magazine, the annual report, and other Newfields communication platforms 
  • Access to exclusive events and networking opportunities with other sponsors and donors 
  • Complimentary or discounted use of the rental spaces 
  • Combination packages of general admission passes, memberships, and tickets 


Corporate sponsorship at Newfields provides a superior promotional platform to support your organizations marketing and business objectives. Newfields understands the importance of a marketing strategy that involves brand alignment, customer outreach, product placement, client engagement and networking opportunities. Newfields offers our corporate donors flexible and generous benefit packages. Whether you choose to give through a sponsorship we work with you to build a benefit package that is best for you and your company. Corporate sponsorship opportunities include large and small exhibitions, education and family programs, live performances, seasonal festivals such as Winterlights and Spring Blooms as well as member and donor events.

Popular Annual Sponsorship Opportunities Include: 
  • Spring Blooms 
  • Family Days at Newfields 
  • Special Art Exhibitions and Exhibition Openings 
  • Seasonal Festivals such as Harvest and Winterlights 
  • Member and Donor events


Corporate membership at Newfields is an annual program designed to give exclusive access to our exhibitions, gardens, programs, and events throughout the year. Corporate members receive exclusive benefits for company executives, clients, and employees. Benefits may include executive membership cards, discounts on individual memberships extended to all company employees, and opportunities to host your own events at Newfields. If interested, please see the membership benefit grid below for additional details.


Other Business Engagement Opportunities 

There are many ways to involve your company at Newfields. Whatever your preferred level of engagement, we want you here with us. Newfields offers several beautiful event spaces perfect for a variety of events from small business meetings to large formal dinners and receptions.

Venue Rental 

Each year we bring in over 1,000 volunteers to join in our community. Volunteers have the opportunity to work indoors or outdoors in a wide array of activities. We have volunteer shifts that fit any schedule with shifts on weekdays, evenings, and weekends. Volunteer opportunities are open for individuals and groups of up to 50 people.


Matching employee contributions is also a great way to support your employees’ interests while making a meaningful contribution to the community.           

For more information about corporate support, please contact Riley Hill-Kartel, Corporate Giving Officer, at or (317) 923-1331 x277.


Foundation and Government Support 

Support from foundations and grant-making agencies is a critical source of funding for Newfields. Grants to Newfields underwrite an array of priority projects both inside our walls and outside in our natural spaces, including exhibitions, education and public programs, conservation, digital initiatives, special projects, and more.

Newfields is grateful to our grantors who generously support our efforts.  General support of Newfields is provided by the Arts Council and the City of Indianapolis; by the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; Lilly Endowment, Inc.; and The Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr., Memorial Foundation.


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Roy Lichtenstein, Five Brushstrokes, designed 1983-1984, fabricated 2012. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Robert L. and Marjorie J. Mann Fund, Partial Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, 2013.443A-E.4 © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.

Please note: Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety and well-being of our guests and community, the Newfields campus is temporarily closed, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.