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Considering becoming a Sponsor? Contact us at 604.257.0350 or by email.

Our mission is cultivating artists and audiences to create an open and vibrant independent theatre community. The unique equal opportunity selection process and philosophy of the Fringe are what makes the Festival a place of exciting artistic renewal and innovation. Its dedicated fans, artists, volunteers, and business partners make it a loyal community without equal! Join this community and reap the benefits!

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Founded in 1985, the Vancouver Fringe Festival has showcased thousands of diverse and innovative acts from countries all around the world and is well established as a locus of creativity in Vancouver. As North America’s second oldest Fringe Festival and British Columbia’s largest theatre festival, we present up to 100 provincial, national, and international performing groups in overt 750 performances yearly. Most of the over 40,000 ticketed and un-ticketed attendees visit the Festival’s epicenter on Granville Island, a world renowned cultural mecca and tourist hotspot.The Festival continues to grow each year, building new audiences and strategic partnerships. The Fringe also continues to develop the Granville Island site by adding new venues and auxiliary Festival spaces. The Fringe maintains and develops relationships year-round with our fans through the Festival website, social media, and by e-mail.The Fringe builds on its audience base and creates new strategic partnerships every year. We value the important role that corporate partners play in supporting the growth of the Fringe and the enhancement of patrons’ Festival experiences. In turn, when companies sponsor the Fringe, they reap the benefits of associating with a high profile event while developing a meaningful relationship with our large and diverse audience.

Businesses like yours form a key part of the success and growth of the Festival, enabling the Fringe to take the Festival to the next level. As the Fringe adds to its audience base and enhances their experiences, new and renewed strategic partnerships with sponsors play an indispensable role. In turn, when companies sponsor the Fringe, they reap the benefits of associating themselves with a high profile event while developing a meaningful relationship with our large and diverse audience. With an attendance of over 30,000 and an additional 350,000 Granville Island visitors, the extent of your reach can be huge! Become a Fringe sponsor and connect with them all!

We invite you to become a Fringe sponsor. We pride ourselves on tailoring sponsor relationships to embrace each Partner’s unique vision and goals. To give you a sense of what is possible, below are some highlights of what you, your company, and its VIPs can enjoy.

Tailor-made Sponsorships can include:

  • Exclusive venue or event co-branding with the Fringe and associated marketing
  • Category exclusivity
  • Site activations (e.g., the Fringe Bar; Box Office Hub; within events)
  • Sampling or branded product/merchandise distribution (in addition to or as part of site activations)
  • Venue and event titling and curtain speech recognition
  • Festival-wide and/or Pick of the Fringe/Pick Plus curtain speech recognition
  • Profile at our Opening Night and other special events, with podium recognition and other associated marketing
  • E-newsletter feature articles (22,000+ recipients) and/or advertising
  • Contest opportunities
  • Focused social media co-promotion (6,700+ Facebook Likes & 10,000 Twitter followers)
  • Micro-activations with related advertising
  • Product/Services endorsements
  • Tickets to Opening Night, Pick of the Fringe, and special events

All Sponsors enjoy:

  • Logo placement in Festival Program Guide, on Partner Recognition Boards, website, and in select print ads and posters
  • Structured social media interaction
  • Advertising in Festival Program Guide (25,000 printed; 60,000 online visits)
  • Tickets to Mainstage performances
  • Invites to VIP and Sponsor meet-and-greet events

Current Sponsors

Presenting Partners

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