June 2018


Twitter: VancouverFringe


Considering becoming a Sponsor? We would love to connect with you! Please contact us at 604.257.0350 ext 107 or by email.

Our mission is “Cultivating artists and audiences to create an open and vibrant independent theatre community”. Our unique equal opportunity selection process and philosophy of the Fringe are what makes the Festival a place of exciting artistic renewal and innovation. Dedicated fans, artists, volunteers, and business partners make it a loyal community invested in arts and culture in Vancouver and beyond. 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 over 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.

With an attendance of over 40,000 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 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; special 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 (4K + recipients) and/or advertising
  • Contest opportunities
  • Focused social media co-promotion (8K+ Facebook Likes & 10K+ Twitter followers)
  • Micro-activations with related advertising
  • Product/Services endorsements
  • Tickets to Awards Night, Pick of the Fringe, and other 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


GI_logo_vert_CMYK Granville Island is proud to support diverse celebrations, festivals and events on Granville Island that provide both artists and visitors with a unique sense of place, community and celebration. Our cultural partners, such as the Vancouver International Fringe Festival, help make Granville Island one of Vancouver’s most distinctive and popular cultural centres.
the Georgia Straight The Georgia Straight is committed to being the most authoritative voice on arts in Vancouver,  boasting a team of dedicated writers who know the scene inside and out, all the way to its fringes.  Arts fans know where to turn for comprehensive coverage of everything worth doing in town, whether it’s the print edition on the street, online at www.straight.com or BLOGRA….the Straight’s latest monster for all things Vancouver.
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TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2016, TD donated more than $102.8 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.


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The Status Bureau (www.statusbureau.com) is a data-driven, digital marketing company in Vancouver. Established in 2006, we specialize in search marketing, analytics, and being all around decent folks. We love what we do, and we’re happy to partner with The Fringe in making each year more successful than the next!


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Dockside-logo(clr) The Dockside Restaurant offers superbly prepared classic dishes in a setting like no other. Featuring our award-winning patio, we are located on the waterfront where Granville Island faces the city. Guests enjoy panoramic views across False Creek to the world-famous cityscape of Yaletown and beyond to the North Shore mountains.

With welcoming staff to greet, a restaurant and lounge to entice, and luxurious hotel rooms to make you feel at home, the Granville Island Hotel is Vancouver’s best kept secret. Our boutique Vancouver hotel is a hidden gem, offering guests a one-of-a kind experience. Dabble in local art, sample Island cuisine at the famous Public Market or explore Vancouver BC by bike or kayak.

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Sons of Vancouver is a really, really small batch distillery on Vancouver’s North Shore. It was born out of a young, foolhardy desire to follow passions and contribute to a growing community of independent distillers. James and Richard are the guys behind the curtain, who have created this selection of dynamic BC spirits using really, really local grains.ONLINE MUSIC PARTNER

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