Program Underwriting

Program underwriting allows businesses the opportunity to support some of The Lensic’s most important and long-standing programs and services. These programs are integral to The Lensic’s mission to serve as a center for the arts and community.

Underwriting Benefits*

  • Advertisement in sponsored program or poster in The Lensic lobby
  • Brand recognition in all marketing, advertisements and electronic media
  • Complimentary tickets to sponsored performances
  • Company banner in lobby during performance
  • Logo on Lensic.org home page
  • Company name printed on tickets
  • Lobby presence at sponsored Lensic Presents event
  • 12-month membership as a Business Leader of The Lensic

    *Depending on level of sponsorship, underwriting opportunities begin at $2,500. For more information on programs available for underwriting, please contact Laura Acquaviva, Director of Development, at 505-988-7050, ext. 1203, or [email protected].

Funding Opportunities


Big Screen Classics – This series returns The Lensic to its heyday as a film palace by showing classic films with broad community appeal.

Under Construction – Showcases theater pieces under development in an original, ongoing series.

World Music Series – Hosts musicians from around the world, such as Los Pinguos from Argentina and Lúnasa from Ireland.

The Met: Live in HD – Showcases high definition live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera.

National Theatre Live – Presents the best of British theatre in HD broadcasts from London.

Circus Luminous – Presents a a thrilling circus extravaganza in collaboration with Wise Fool in an annual Thanksgiving holiday show.

New Mexico Jazz Festival – Features ten days of jazz concerts in partnership with the Outpost Performance Space and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation

Nuestra Música – Presents a festival of Nuevo Mexicano music, an annual event of more than ten years.

Technical Theater Internship Program

Give high school students with an interest in the technical arts an opportunity to gain critical experience and knowledge while earning high school or college credit.

Technical Theater College Scholarship Program

Help four high school students pursue a college education in the performing arts.

Community Sponsorship

Help The Lensic support non-profit and social service organizations by underwriting a portion or all of their rental and production costs.

Our Underwriters 

Lensic Presents Performances

Brown Foundation












Circus Luminous





New Mexico Jazz Festival


Program Funding

Community Sponsorship

Technical Theater Internship Program

Melville Hankins Family Foundation


Youth in Performing Arts Education

Nance and Ramon Lopez
Sulica Fund

Lynn Kraidin Memorial Fund for Education Programs at The Lensic

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