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Exhibition Sponsorship: Partners in the Arts


Be an Exhibition Sponsor - Be a Part of the Art

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a range of levels, and benefits include increased exposure for your company to a variety of audiences, from kids to retirees.

When you support the Museum of Contemporary Art, you:

  • Encourage critical thinking.
  • Improve teacher education in Virginia.
  • Make a difference in the life of a child.
  • Stimulate artistic discourse in our community.
  • Support local artists.
  • Assist in non-profit development.
  • Reach thousands of area students, teachers, artists and art patrons.

Invest in MOCA--it's worth it!

  • Contact Homer Babbitt, Director of Institutional Advancement at 757-425-0000, ext. 313, or

The Museum of Contemporary Art is funded in part by the citizens of Virginia Beach through a grant from the City of Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission. Additional support is provided by Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Business Consortium for Arts Support and The Norfolk Foundation.


National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.


Virginia Commission for the Arts

The mission of VCA is: to support and stimulate excellence in all of the arts, in their full cultural and ethnic diversity, in order to enhance the quality of life; to stimulate economic development; to support educational advancement; and, to make the arts accessible to all Virginians.


Business Consortium for the Arts Support

The Business Consortium for Arts Support does just what its name implies. Through annual grants it helps arts and cultural groups meet the costs of running their organizations. The South Hampton Roads area in Virginia is proud to have an active and growing cultural community. The arts in this area reach audiences of more than 1 million people annually.


Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities

Since 1979, the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission has provided developmental and promotional support to local cultural organizations and activities as part of its mission to enrich the quality of life of the citizens of Virginia Beach.

In partnership with the City of Virginia Beach, the Office of Cultural Affairs and the arts community, the Commission promotes excellence in the arts and humanities by initiating and supporting programs, activities and policies that inspire, nurture and reflect the cultural diversity of the area.

 The Commission is comprised of eleven members appointed by City Council to serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment of four consecutive terms.


MOCA visitors looking at art
A wide range of medium, from painting to sculpture to digital art, is displayed year-round at MOCA.
MOCA visitors looking at art
Corporate sponsors are invited to private tours prior to public openings of every exhibit.
MOCA visitors looking at art
Opportunities to meet the artists are included with most new exhibits.
MOCA visitors looking at art
Engaging educational programming, such as partnerships with the Public Library Systems for Family Fests, provide layered-learning in the galleries.
Staff installing art at MOCA
MOCA's rotating exhibitions create a sense of excitement for each new artist and exhibit.