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Lapis Ball

Please join us at the 2019 Lapis Ball Gala

Friday, September 27, 2019
6:00pm to Midnight
Aga Khan Museum
77 Wynford Drive, Toronto

Dress Code is Black Tie and Traditional Dress

The Lapis Ball

The Lapis Ball is the Aga Khan Museum’s annual signature event. Hosted by Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the Lapis Ball is a remarkable evening of international performances, exhibitions and cuisine that illustrate how cultures are more alike than different.

Lapis Ball 2019 will be held at the Museum on Friday, September 27 from 6:00pm to Midnight and will be a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Museum. Over 300 patrons of the arts, business leaders and philanthropists from around the world will attend this exclusive event and enjoy:

  • An exclusive preview of Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time. This Canadian premiere will reveal the shared history of West Africa, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe from the 8th to 16th centuries, and will showcase more than 250 artworks, many shown in North America for the first time.
  • Live performances by Toko Telo, and Kamancello which not only celebrate the Museum’s impact on Toronto’s musical landscape in just five short years, but also highlight cross-cultural collaborations and diversity in the arts.
  • A four-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Shen Ousmond inspired by the culinary traditions of cultures featured in the Aga Khan Museum’s exhibitions.

Our Impact

Funds raised from the 2018 Lapis Ball assisted the Museum in:

  • Delivering to the public four major exhibitions that were unique in their content and engaging in their presentation.
  • Hosting and staging over 150 performances illustrating and celebrating the potential and power of the performing arts.
  • Providing more than 7,000 students with the opportunity to engage with our architecture and collections during innovative hands-on programming.
  • Expanding its programming beyond our walls to change public perceptions about what a Museum can be and do.

Your support of Lapis Ball 2019 will continue to support the Museum’s exhibitions, performing arts and education programs, as well as a number of new initiatives. Please consider supporting Lapis Ball 2019 and help us continue to grow, create and innovate.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support of the Aga Khan Museum stands as both a celebration of diversity, and a catalyst for cultural inclusion. Sponsors of Lapis Ball 2019 will be acknowledged through a comprehensive array of recognition benefits including marketing, on-site exposure, and promotions associated with the Ball. There are a number of recognition and activation opportunities available that we would be happy to customize to fulfill any marketing objectives, personal requests, or entertainment needs you may have.

Title Sponsor – Exclusive Opportunity
$100,000
  • Recognition as Title Sponsor on all on-site signage, marketing and public relations, social media, and other collateral materials
  • One premium table for 10 guests at the Ball
  • Recognition as Title Sponsor in the Thank You print advertisements
  • Full page advertisement or testimonial in the Ball program
  • Complimentary Corporate Patron membership at the Corporate Contributor level
  • Private lunch and behind-the-scenes tour with the Museum Director/Curator for 20 guests
  • Opportunity to host one private reception/event at the Aga Khan Museum (some restrictions apply)
  • Recognition on the Museum’s website and in the Museum’s annual Year in Review
Supporting Sponsor Opportunities –
Blue Carpet/Entrance, Décor, Dinner, Entertainment, Exhibition and Reception
$50,000
  • Recognition on all on-site signage, marketing and public relations, social media, and other collateral materials
  • One premium table for 10 guests at the Ball
  • Recognition in the Thank You print advertisements
  • Half page advertisement or testimonial in the Ball program
  • Private group tour with the Museum Director for 10 guests
  • Opportunity to host one private reception/event at the Aga Khan Museum (some restrictions apply)
  • Recognition on the Museum’s website and in the Museum’s annual Year in Review
Gold Table Sponsor Opportunities
$25,000
  • Recognition as a Gold Table Sponsor on all on-site signage, marketing and public relations, social media, and other collateral materials
  • One premium table for 10 guests at the Ball
  • Recognition on the Museum’s website and in the Museum’s annual Year in Review
Silver Table Sponsor Opportunities
$15,000
  • Recognition as a Gold Table Sponsor on all on-site signage, marketing and public relations, social media, and other collateral materials
  • One premium table for 10 guests at the Ball

Click for a copy of the 2019 Lapis Ball Sponsorship Brochure.

For more information on Sponsorship, Gold or Silver Tables, or tickets to the 2019 Lapis Ball, please contact:
Tel.: (416) 646-4677 ext. 7857
Email: lapisball@agakhanmuseum.org

Auction

Lapis Ball guests will be invited to participate in a live auction with the opportunity to bid for a select number of exclusive experiences and high-end luxury items. Proceeds from the auction will assist the Museum in delivering unique and engaging exhibitions, performances, and educational programs, and to expand programming beyond our walls to change public perceptions about what a Museum can be and do.


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Photos by Tom Sandler Photography

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