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EVENT SPONSORSHIP AGREEMENT

This Sponsorship Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into as of the last signature date below (the “Effective Date”) by and between FOUNDATION FOR ART & HEALING with an office at 77 Stearns Road, Brookline, MA, 2446-6609 (“FOUNDATION”) and the sponsor identified below (“Sponsor”).

RECITALS

FOUNDATION is hosting the following event: Creatively Connected Online Film Festival, beginning on May 9, 2017, and Sponsor desires to sponsor the Event. In consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained in this Agreement, the parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. FOUNDATION Obligations. In consideration for Sponsor’s participation in the Event, FOUNDATION shall provide the Sponsor the benefits set out in the Sponsorship Package, which is incorporated and hereby made a part of this Agreement.
  2. Sponsor Obligations. For its participation as a Sponsor in the Event, Sponsor shall pay to FOUNDATION a fee (the “Sponsorship Fee”), as set out below: PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP – $50,000 or GOLD SPONSORSHIP – $25,000 or SILVER SPONSORSHIP – $15,000 or BRONZE SPONSORSHIP – $5,000 or FRIENDS SPONSORSHIP – $1,000. The Sponsorship Fee is payable to The Foundation for Art & Healing, due on date of Agreement signing.
  3. Sponsor Trademarks/Sponsor Materials. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Sponsor grants to FOUNDATION the right to use Sponsor’s trademarks, trade names, and logo designs and company descriptions as prepared and delivered to FOUNDATION by Sponsor (“Sponsor Materials”), in any medium of advertising, marketing materials, and/or promotional goods distributed solely in conjunction with the Event and in accordance with Sponsor’s trademark usage guidelines.
  4. Indemnity
    1. FOUNDATION shall not be responsible for any loss of or damage to property of Sponsor, its employees, agents, contractors or assigns nor for any personal injury to Sponsor’s officers, directors, employees, agents, contractors and/or invitees except to the extent any such claims may be directly and solely attributable to the gross negligence or willful misconduct of FOUNDATION, its directors, officers, and/or employees.
    2. Sponsor shall indemnify, defend, and hold FOUNDATION harmless from and against any claims arising out of, or relating directly or indirectly to, content on their respective websites, use of Sponsor’s trademarks and logos, and Sponsor Materials.
    3. Sponsor will give FOUNDATION prompt written notice of any claim or suit coming within the purview of these indemnities.
  5. Limitation of Liability. Except with respect to Section 8.3, in no event shall either party be liable to the other party for any incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages (including but not limited to lost profits) regardless of whether such liability is based on breach of contract, tort, strict liability, breach of warranties, failure of essential purpose or otherwise and even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything else in this Agreement, Summit’s liability for any claim against Summit shall be limited to the funds available in its own bank account at the time of the claim.
  6. Representations. Each party hereby represents and warrants that it has the full power to enter into and perform according to the terms of this Agreement.
  7. Term and Termination
    1. Term. Subject to the terms and conditions herein, this Agreement shall be effective upon the Effective Date and shall continue through May 8, 2018 one year past the event start date, unless earlier terminated as otherwise provided in this Agreement (the “Term”).
    2. Termination by FOUNDATION. FOUNDATION shall be entitled to cancel the Event and/or terminate this Agreement at any time for any reason. In the event FOUNDATION terminates this Agreement for any reason other than Sponsor’s breach, FOUNDATION shall refund any fees received from Sponsor, and at Sponsor’s expense, return any materials, and equipment, hardware and/or software loaned by Sponsor for the Event.
    3. Termination by Sponsor; Effect of Termination a) Sponsor may terminate this Agreement for breach by FOUNDATION after giving FOUNDATION at least ten (10) days prior written notice specifying the nature of the breach, and giving FOUNDATION no less than ten (10) days to cure such breach. In the event such breach remains uncured at the end of the notice period, this Agreement shall terminate on the tenth day. If breach occurs fewer than ten (10) days prior to the Event, Sponsor may terminate this Agreement for breach if such breach is not cured by the first day of the Event. b) If FOUNDATION terminates this Agreement for Sponsor’s breach, FOUNDATION shall retain any fees received from Sponsor which fees shall be due and payable notwithstanding any such termination. Any equipment, materials and hardware or software of Sponsor shall be returned at the end of the Event and, in the interim, may be used for the purposes contemplated herein notwithstanding such termination. c) If Sponsor terminates for FOUNDATION’s breach, Sponsor shall be entitled to seek a full refund of any fees paid and for the return of any equipment, materials and hardware or software of Sponsor.
    4. Survival. In the event of termination or expiration of this Agreement, paragraphs 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 shall survive.
  8. Miscellaneous
    1. Notices. All notices, authorizations, and requests in connection with this Agreement shall be deemed given on the day they are (i) deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, certified or registered, return receipt requested; (ii) sent by air express courier, charges prepaid; or (iii) sent by fax as indicated by a fax confirmation sheet; and sent to the address in the recitals. Sponsor agrees to send a copy of any notices, via email to: info@artandhealing.org.org.
    2. Relationship. This Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership, or joint venture relationship between or among the parties.
    3. Confidentiality. Each party expressly undertakes to retain in confidence all information and know-how transmitted to it by the other party that the disclosing party has designated as proprietary and/or confidential or that, by the nature of the circumstances surrounding the disclosure, ought in good faith to be treated as proprietary and/or confidential, and will make no use of such information and know-how except under the terms, for the purposes of and during the existence of this Agreement. Each party’s obligation under this Agreement with respect to any particular information shall extend to the earlier of such time as such information is publicly available through no fault of the receiving party or five (5) years following termination of the Agreement.
    4. Governing Law/Jurisdiction. This Agreement shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Massachusetts. Sponsor consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in theState of Massachusetts.
    5. Assignment. This Agreement may not be assigned by either party without prior written consent of the other party.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Read his comments about the Festival and his moving story, “How Movies Helped Me Fight Loneliness.” Click here for The Hollywood Reporter story.

On the Radio! Listen Now:

Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH, Founder and President of The Foundation for Art & Healing, joins host Janeane Bernstein on KUCI 88.9fm

Thanks to Our Event Committee

  • Douglas Drane & Alexandra Drane
  • Rose Higgins
  • Kevin O’Grady & Nella Webster O’Grady
  • Barbara Ricci
  • Julia & Kevin Spicer
  • Barry Weiss and Laurie Alpert
  • John Zweig

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