We strongly believe that a partnership with ARI will not only benefit your organization but also contribute to the advancement of archaeological research and the preservation of our shared history. By joining forces with us, you will become an integral part of a community dedicated to uncovering the secrets of the past and ensuring their preservation for future generations.

We invite you to embark on this remarkable journey with us. Let us work together to make a lasting impact on our communities and leave a legacy that transcends time.

Are you a school or university? Visit our School Partners page HERE

Leverage ARI’s Visibility

Are you looking for a strategic partnership that will propel your business to new heights? Look no further than ARI, the fastest-growing tourist attraction in Southeast Indiana. As we continue to experience unprecedented growth year after year, we present an exceptional opportunity for you to increase your visibility and tap into a highly desirable consumer base.

ARI boasts a vibrant and diverse demographic of visitors that make for an attractive consumer profile. These individuals, eager to explore the wonders of our attraction, represent a pool of potential customers ready to engage with brands and businesses that align with their interests. By sponsoring exhibits, programs, and events at ARI, you can effectively reach this captive audience and make a lasting impression.

Sponsorship Recognition

In the ever-evolving landscape of marketing, it takes boldness to break through the noise and capture the attention of your target audience. That's why we go beyond conventional marketing avenues, providing you with an exclusive opportunity to showcase your brand through unique and prestigious recognition initiatives. Imagine your brand being associated with the extraordinary—a symbol of excellence and distinction. Our exclusive recognition opportunities provide the perfect platform to elevate your brand above the competition, ensuring maximum visibility and prestige.

Picture your brand immortalized on our exquisite engraved trowel wall, wielded by industry leaders and luminaries during high-profile ceremonial events. ARI presents an array of coveted annual awards spotlighting dedication to cultural heritage, land stewardship, and preserving local archaeology. Our dedicated marketing team works tirelessly to promote and amplify your sponsorship through a comprehensive multi-channel approach.

Unforgettable Experiences

As a sponsor, you will gain access to a range of entertainment options that will leave a lasting impression on your guests while fostering valuable connections with other leaders in the community. At ARI, we understand the importance of creating memorable experiences that go beyond the ordinary. That's why we are pleased to offer you the chance to host an exhibition after hours, providing an exceptional setting for your guests to explore our fascinating archaeological artifacts. Imagine the awe and wonder on their faces as they delve into the mysteries of the past while enjoying your hospitality.

We believe that sponsoring ARI is an exceptional opportunity for your organization to entertain, engage, and connect with key stakeholders. Our team is dedicated to tailoring events that suit your specific needs and objectives, ensuring that every detail is meticulously crafted to leave a lasting impression on your guests. We invite you to seize this opportunity to partner with ARI and unlock a world of entertainment possibilities for your executive team, customers, prospective clients, and employees. Together, we can create extraordinary experiences that will elevate your brand and leave a lasting impact on your esteemed guests.

Thank you to our Sponsors

Annual Donations

By joining forces with ARI, you unlock a world of possibilities. We are not just seeking donors; we are forging partnerships that are mutually beneficial and designed to propel your brand forward. As a valued donor and sponsor, you gain access to our extensive network of industry leaders, decision-makers, and potential clients, providing unique opportunities for collaboration and growth.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the ARI success story. Seize this moment to align your brand with a trailblazing industry leader and reap the rewards of our unrivaled recognition opportunities. Let us create a customized sponsorship package tailored to your specific goals, ensuring maximum impact and a memorable experience for your brand.

Contact our Director of Development & Marketing and let us embark on a transformative journey together. Together, we can achieve greatness and make a lasting impression on the community.

Unlock the power of recognition with ARI—where opportunities become triumphs.


At the Archaeological Research Institute (ARI), we firmly believe that archaeology should be accessible to all.

ARI is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that stimulates discussion and individual expression, fostering a deeper understanding of local archaeology, land stewardship, and descendant communities. Our diverse range of programs allows you to direct your support towards the specific area of interest that resonates with you the most.

By sponsoring a program or event at ARI, you will not only contribute to our mission of making archaeology accessible but also leave a lasting legacy that will inspire visitors of all ages. Your support will help us keep our programming and events free, ensuring that anyone who is eager to learn can participate without financial barriers.

We invite you to connect with our Director of Development & Marketing, Nichelle, at to discuss potential sponsorship and partnership opportunities. Nichelle will be delighted to provide you with detailed information, answer any questions you may have, and work closely with you to create a customized package that aligns perfectly with your company’s values and marketing goals.


ARI firmly believes that our shared dedication to education, heritage, and community engagement can lead to a brighter future for all. By joining us as a sponsor, you will not only showcase your commitment to these principles but also gain invaluable exposure and recognition among our diverse audience.

Our annual events offer a range of exciting opportunities for sponsorship, ensuring that there is a perfect fit for your brand and philanthropic goals:

  • Speakeasy: Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties and indulge in an evening of jazz, clandestine cocktails, and timeless elegance. As a sponsor, your name and logo will grace our event materials, allowing you to reach a sophisticated and enthusiastic crowd that appreciates the finer things in life.

  • 5K Adventure Run: Engage with fitness enthusiasts, health-conscious individuals, and families looking for an exhilarating adventure. By sponsoring our 5K run, you’ll promote an active lifestyle while aligning your brand with the values of vitality, perseverance, and community spirit.

  • Seasonal Grand Opening: Help us kick off the season with a bang as we unveil our latest archaeological discoveries and cultural exhibits. By sponsoring our grand opening event, you’ll have the unique opportunity to connect with curious minds, local influencers, and media outlets, generating positive exposure for your brand throughout the season.

  • Archaeology Month: A month-long celebration dedicated to the wonders of archaeology and its significant role in preserving our past. Sponsoring Archaeology Month will position your brand as a champion of historical preservation and attract the attention of history buffs, educators, and families interested in enriching their understanding of our shared heritage.


Thank you to OUR partner organizations


At ARI, we believe in the power of partnerships and the strength that lies in working together towards a common goal. We would love to explore the possibilities of joining forces with your organization, offering a range of exciting opportunities to engage and inspire your audience.

By becoming a partner with ARI, you gain access to a wealth of resources and support to help you achieve your organization’s objectives. We offer an array of benefits, including:

  • Speakers and Programs: Our network of experts and thought leaders are available to provide engaging talks, workshops, and training sessions tailored to your specific needs and interests.

  • Field Trips and Experiences: Together, we can arrange immersive field trips and hands-on experiences that bring real-world learning to life, leaving a lasting impact on your audience.

  • Collaborative Projects: Let’s work side by side on innovative projects that drive positive change in our communities. By pooling our resources and expertise, we can achieve remarkable results.

  • Initiative Leadership: As a partner, you will have the opportunity to lead and contribute to our initiatives, leaving your mark on our shared vision and empowering others to follow suit.

  • Co-hosted Events: We can create dynamic events together, combining our networks and resources to amplify our impact. By uniting our audiences, we can foster collaboration and inspire change on a larger scale.

Joining ARI as a community partner is a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded organizations, expand your reach, and make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

To get started on this exciting journey, I encourage you to reach out to our Director of Development & Marketing, Nichelle, at Alternatively, you can fill out our Partner Request Form by clicking the button below, and our team will be in touch with you promptly.

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