Becoming a Corporate Partner with the Archaeological Research Institute will give your company access to exclusive opportunities at ARI. Educational programming, trainings and workshops, community visibility, team building experiences, and special events opportunities are available. Sponsorship packages can be tailored to align with your company’s strategic and marketing priorities. 

Leverage ARI’s Visibility

Support ARI while simultaneously strengthening your company’s position in the region and demonstrating a commitment to the community.

ARI is one the fastest growing tourist attractions in Southeast Indiana and a viable source of economic development. We are growing each year and have tripled in size in 2021 and aim to do the same in 2022. The demographics of ARI visitors constitute an attractive consumer profile. Sponsoring exhibits, programs, or events allows a business to reach this pool of potential customers, increasing visibility while taking advantage of positive associations ARI has for the public.

Sponsor Recognition

ARI designs sponsorship packages to promote visibility and recognition of corporate partners in the community and can be tailored to meet specific marketing objectives. Every exhibition presented by ARI has a customized marketing plan.

Through promotional efforts, ARI strives to achieve the highest possible number of impressions for corporate sponsors. ARI reaches audiences through print ads, distributed print materials, direct mail, street banners, quarterly newsletter, digital mailings, website postings, press releases and social media platforms.

Entertainment opportunities

Sponsors are afforded many opportunities to entertain your executive team, customers, prospective clients, and employees, and to meet with other leaders in the community through events at ARI.

We can open an exhibition for guests after hours or arrange private tours with an archaeologist.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors


A corporate membership with the Archaeological Research Institute is vital to our ability to offer innovative hands-on public programming. Your support enables ARI to help grow the careers of emerging archaeologists and bring seasoned professionals to our Learning Center to demonstrate ancient skills and to share knowledge in our community. Benefits of a corporate membership include exposure with our visitors and partner agencies and organizations, employee admissions, cross-promotional opportunities, team building experiences, and recognition in event collateral. These benefits can be tailored to your needs and can be customized by contacting our Resource Development Director at 


Educational programs and activities at ARI are designed to inspire visitors of all ages. We create an environment that stimulates discussion and individual expression, resulting in a greater understanding of local archaeology, land stewardship and descendant communities. Our programs are diverse, enabling you to direct your gift to the specific program that addresses your favorite area of interest. Become a Program Sponsor with as little as $500. For a more customized sponsorship, contact our Resource Development Director at for more information. 


Each year, corporate sponsors, ARI members, and community leaders come together at special events to raise funds for ARI. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all annual events. To develop a customized sponsorship, contact our Resource Development Director at for more information.  


Interested in becoming a Partner Organization or Agency?  We are always excited to meet new organizations and agencies to grow our mission and our network.  We will work with your organization to offer speakers, programs, trips, and other opportunities for your audience.  

Contact our Director of Resource Development to start a new partnership at or fill out the Partner Request Form by clicking the button below.

Thank you to OUR partner organizations

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The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.  

ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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