A group of visitors interact with the American Voice timeline in the Nation of Writers Gallery at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL. A blonde woman in a black sweater in the middle ground is the focus of the photo.

Sponsors are important partners that support AWM exhibits, programs and events. Sponsors receive recognition, special opportunities in the museum, and association with the nation’s only museum celebrating American writers. We invite you to have a conversation with us about a mutually beneficial partnership.


Sponsorship associates your brand with the AWM and provides targeted exposure to our socially-active, well-read audience. Benefits are customized, but generally include:


Company name/logo in the museum at gallery entrances and on screens and signage, in print and electronic communications, and in advertising and media coverage


Opportunity to use the museum for your private event, free museum passes or memberships for employees/clients, invitations to VIP events, exclusive author events for your group

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

OnWord2021, the American Writers Museum's annual benefit, will take place August 31, 2021

Onword2021 annual benefit

The American Writers Museum Annual Benefit combines a love of the written word with performance, laughter, and community to raise money for the museum. OnWord2021 will take place both in-person and online on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2021.


On-Site Exhibit (opening 2021)

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable

Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable is a special exhibit at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL that will be opening in early 2021.

This special exhibit will explore the life, writing and influence of renowned author Ray Bradbury. The exhibit will open in early 2021 and be on view for 12 months. It will be accompanied by a series of books talks on Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451, as part of the NEA Big Read: Chicago.

Virtual Exhibit (Updated throughout 2021)

American Voices

The American Voice timeline at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL

American Voices is an online exhibit based on one of the museum’s core permanent exhibits. The virtual exhibit includes extensive information about iconic American writers, with accompanying student curriculum. 

WriteIn is the American Writers Museum's youth education program
Writer and activist Julissa Arce sitting on the floor with a large group of school children following a program at the American Writers Museum in Chicago, IL

Write In youth education program

The AWM’s youth education program uses the AWM’s exhibits, specially-designed curriculum, and in-person events with today’s writers, to teach and inspire the next generation of great American writers.

For more information, please contact Linda Dunlavy, Director of Development 

(312) 374-8762