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Corporate Giving

ICP is New York City's only museum of photography and one of the world's largest schools of photography.  Corporate contributions are critical to the continued success of our award-winning exhibitions, publications, and 
education programs. 

Corporate Partnership

Depending on the level of membership, corporations enjoy opportunities to enhance brand awareness, entertain key clients, offer free admission to employees, participate in exciting special events, and enjoy discounts in ICP's Museum Store and Catherine K. Café.

To learn more about our Corporate Benefits, please download this PDF.

Museum Gallery Rental

ICP invites you to host your next corporate event in the Museum. Designed by renowned firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, the Galleries provide the perfect atmosphere for a variety of events.

Our Corporate Members

B&H Photo Video Pro Audio
Con Edison
Condé Nast
The Economist
The Estée Lauder Companies
Getty Images
Johnson & Johnson

Marsh & McLennan Companies
Morgan Stanley
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler
PENTAX Imaging Company
White & Case LLP

Exhibition Sponsorship

Exhibition sponsorship at ICP offers significant marketing and philanthropic opportunities. From presentations of early nineteenth century photography to the latest trends in digital media, ICP's exhibitions reflect the depth and range of the medium and are among the most important photography exhibitions in the world. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available at various levels to individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Exhibition sponsorship opportunities include:
• Lead sponsorship of exhibitions in the ICP galleries
• Underwriting of educational components, such as gallery lectures and tours, symposia, and panel discussions
• Supporting the publication of exhibition catalogues and educational brochures
• Supporting free tours for New York City school groups
• Underwriting national and/or international tours of ICP exhibitions

Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits may include:
• Sponsorship credit in all exhibition and program materials, including invitations, signage, press releases, exhibition catalogues, and the ICP website
• Private, curator-led tours of exhibitions for corporate employees and clients
• Employee benefits throughout the sponsorship year, including free museum admission and discounts in the museum store and Catherine K. Café
• Opportunity to host private events in ICP's galleries

Program Funding

In addition to general support of ICP, program funding opportunities are also available through ICP's numerous educational and outreach activities. Your support will contribute to ICP's efforts to bring the world of photography to local and international audiences of all ages.

Programs include

ICP Permanent Collection: The Permanent Collection has grown to over 160,000 images and includes The Cornell and Robert Capa Archives, The Roman Vishniac Archive, The Weegee Archive, and works by all of the twentieth century's leading photographers. Your support will contribute to ICP's preservation and presentation of these important photography collections.

The School at ICP: Year-round offerings of the School at ICP include daytime/evening/weekend courses, travel programs, certificate programs, and an MFA program in collaboration with Bard College, as well as classes for youth. Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the Library, the Digital Media Labs, and education programs in general.

Scholarships: The School at ICP offers two full-time certificate programs: for General Studies in Photography and for Documentary Photography and Photojournalism; and a full-time, two-year MFA degree in Advanced Photographic Studies. Scholarship support aids ICP's efforts to provide professional training and education to the next generation of photographers by giving students valuable financial assistance at the beginning of their careers.

Community Programs: These programs, which serve over 10,000 young people each year, include an in-school partnership, collaborations with community organizations, school group tours, and classes based at ICP. Sponsors may support a specific program or all of ICP's Community Programs. Your sponsorship ensures that ICP can continue to offer these activities free of cost and provide scholarships to young participants, many of whom have little or no access to arts programs in their neighborhoods.

Free-admission Friday evenings: Between the hours of 5 and 8 pm on Fridays, ICP offers admission to its galleries by voluntary contribution. Underwriters for this valued service to the public will be acknowledged on signage in the museum lobby as well as on all printed program materials and on the ICP website.

Event Underwriting

Various opportunities exist for underwriting annual benefit events or other special events that may arise, providing sponsors with significant exposure and credit. Recent events have included theater events, dance parties, and benefit auctions. The most prominent annual event for the ICP is the Infinity Awards.

Annual Infinity Awards for Excellence in Photography: ICP's Infinity Awards were established in 1984 to honor outstanding achievements in photography. These prestigious awards are presented at a gala event held in May of each year before an international audience of over 700 guests, including professionals in the fields of fashion, photography, design, and communications; corporate patrons of the arts; and individual collectors and philanthropists. A state-of-the-art multimedia presentation features the recipient's work with narration and a specially commissioned musical background.