Since 1973, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) has been bringing free performances of Shakespeare and other classics to communities and schools throughout the Rocky Mountain West. We rely on the generosity of sponsors to offset production costs and ensure MSIP is able to reach communities and schools throughout our region. In return, sponsors gain exposure to a widespread and dedicated audience, with recognition options including printed advertising in the summer program (est. reach: 35,000), logo placement on performance posters and tour trailer, live acknowledgement, and much more.

We are proud to have sponsorship opportunities available for businesses of any size, and our sponsorship packages may be customized to meet your business’ needs. We invite you to partner with us in bringing this longstanding tradition to audiences throughout Montana and surrounding states by becoming an MSIP Sponsor.

To learn more about becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Director of Community Partnerships, Callie Hamilton
at 406-994-3906, or by email at: callie.hamilton@montana.edu

Are you a fan of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks? If so, please consider doing business with the wonderful sponsors (listed below) who help make the productions you enjoy possible!

We are funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.

Summer Parks Tour (2021)

Presenting Sponsors

Gianforte Family Foundation

Gilhousen Family Foundation

Michael J. Connell Foundation

Spectec Thunderbird International Corp.

Sidney E. Frank Foundation

Gold Sponsors


D.A. Davidson

Days Inn

ERA Landmark


Matt Shute

Sibanye Stillwater

Spanish Peaks

Yellowstone Theological Institute

Community Sponsors


Executive Services

Helton Hearing Care

Outside Bozeman

Payne West Insurance

Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery

Town & Country Foods

Shakespeare in the Schools & Montana Shakes! (2021)

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation

Elise R. Donohue Charitable Trust

Applied Materials

Gianforte Family Foundation

Montana Cultural Trust

Public Value Partnerships

NEA (the Shakespeare logo one)

Sidney E Frank Foundation


Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation

Michael J. Connell Foundation

Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation

Edward Jones

Foundation Funders


NEA: Artworks

Gilhousen Family Foundation

Gianforte Family Foundation

Shakespeare in American Communities

$10,000 - $24,999

Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Montana Arts Council: Public Value Partnerships

Sidney E. Frank Foundation

Carol Franc Buck Foundation

Montana Arts Council

Under $10,000

Harry Chapin Foundation

Treacy Foundation

Montana Community First Foundation

Spanish Peaks Community Foundation

Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

Season Sponsors