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SPONSORSHIP

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!

Download the 2016 Festival Review or check it out right here!

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

PRESENTING PARTNERS​

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 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.
About TD Community Giving
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.

SIGNATURE PARTNERS

Financed on credit cards, Phillips Brewing was founded on the audacious principle that quality ingredients and a little creative flair can produce great beer. After more than 16 years those principles remain at the heart of everything we do.
As British Columbia’s leading television station, with its flagship broadcast Global News Hour at 6 with Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui and the only provincial 24 hour news channel, Global News: BC1; Global BC is the place more British Columbians turn to for local news than any other newscast.
With a team of experienced and trusted journalists, Global BC provides viewers with award-winning journalism, digging deeper to find the truths behind major issues that matter most to residents, and unique stories that they won’t find anywhere else.
Every day across Vancouver, people are seeking connection, context, community and conversation. CKNW is about what is happening right now and why it matters to you. We go beyond the headlines to add context and depth. We have real conversations with listeners, we hold local leaders accountable and we profile the difference makers in our neighbourhoods.
Wards Cider is made from 100% tree ripened, handpicked cider specific apples, from our fifth generation family orchards in the sunny Okanagan Valley. It is the perfect, all natural, GLUTEN FREE alternative to beer and remains true to the old family recipe featuring a back to basics, wholesome approach.

LEADING PARTNERS

The Status Bureau 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 last!

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

foodora is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favourite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 9,000 partner restaurants in more than 65 cities across 10 countries globally. It belongs to Delivery Hero, the worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit foodora.ca
Road 13's wine making philosophy is to grow great fruit in the vineyard, maintain this fruit character through careful steps in the wine making, and finally, to perfect the texture of the mouthfeel of the wine with the use (or not) of barrels and fining.
Blenz Coffee are experts, in Vancouver, throughout British Columbia and internationally, in crafting premium quality handmade beverages, made with authentic ingredients. Their expert baristas craft each beverage with care and attention so that customers always enjoy their beverage at its absolute best.
Make your trip to Granville Island memorable with a visit to The Keg. More than a typical steakhouse, the menu is filled with delicious seafood and vegetarian dishes beside delicious shareable appetizers and of course, world famous steaks. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or a late night snack, guests always leave The Granville Island Keg smiling.
With the latest sign-making system, efficient printing technology, excellent graphic design expertise and friendly customer service, ThunderboltSign is your full service sign center based in British Columbia and Alberta. To increase your brand identity and reinforce the business message, we specialize in designing and manufacturing indoor/outdoor signs, wall/window decals, trade show display, real estate signage, printing and custom works. We are with you from the first step of branding to the end- to guarantee dramatic impact of each exposure. So your information stands out in trade show, conference, meeting, concert and any public occasions.
Finisterra Travel is a Vancouver-based tour operator creating custom adventures to Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Our itineraries are deliberate cocktails of varied and unique ingredients, carefully balanced, and flavoured to taste. You are unique therefore your travels should be as well, let us curate an escape that is perfect for you and your travel-style.

SUSTAINING PARTNERS

Mobi by Shaw Go is Vancouver’s public bike share program. Once fully implemented, there will be 1,500 bicycles available at 150 stations for locals and visitors to enjoy. So Mobi on over!
Specializing in simple, fast, and affordable printing, Ultra X-Press printing offers offset, digital, and large format printing options with one of the widest ranges of specialty products available anywhere. Here to meet all of your printing needs, at the lowest possible prices with our lasting commitment to customer satisfaction.
The Hardbite product line consists of a range of 13 unique flavors in different sizes to meet the needs of all snacking occasions. Hardbite is produced at our facility in Surrey, BC, by a dedicated group of employees who carefully craft every bag of Hardbite chips. Hardbite’s decadent chips can be found in leading retail locations in Canada and the U.S., as well as many export markets in Asia.
BeatRoute Magazine is a monthly arts and entertainment paper with a predominant focus on music – local, independent or otherwise. The paper started in June 2004 and continues to provide a healthy dose of perversity while exercising rock ‘n’ roll ethics.
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.

BOOSTING PARTNERS

Boston Pizza is Canada’s No. 1 casual dining brand with more than 380 restaurants in Canada serving more than 100 unique and delicious menu items such as gourmet pizzas and pastas, juicy burgers and our famous BP wings. Annually, Boston Pizza serves more than 40 million guests, and in 2014 achieved system-wide sales that surpassed $1 billion. Boston Pizza has proudly been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 21 consecutive years.Boston Pizza International Inc. is located in Richmond, B.C. and has regional offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Laval, Quebec.
If you like delicious vegetarian comfort food with a Mediterranean twist Habibi's Mediterranean Foods needs to be in your repertoire. Family owned Habibi’s has been producing delicious natural dips and other products inspired by Mediterranean and Middle Eastern kitchens since 2008.
Clif Bar and Company started on a bike ride. Our founder, Gary, took a bite of another energy bar and thought to himself: "I could make a better bar than this." Today, we still want to make things better. Our food. Our company. Even our planet. We'll keep working on it.
Sober Guys Designated Driver Service originated in Vancouver BC in 2012. Our services provide a professional two person team to drive both you and your vehicle back to your residence or any destination around the Greater Vancouver Regional District. We also provide private function services. Our motto is "Safe, Affordable, & Reliable
RushOrderTees.com has made high quality custom apparel since 2002. We help businesses, families, charities, and creatives from all walks of life make unique apparel. Our growing team of 250+ employees work together to deliver outstanding apparel and custom service to our clients.
Nestled on the shores of a stunning glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, we offer unique and authentic moments on every occasion. Join us at Nita Lake Lodge to experience a fresh take on classic whistler hospitality.
Georgian Bay Spirits Company
Famous for their sheepskin vehicle seat covers, ShearComfort Seat Covers Ltd. is helping us provide a comfy volunteer centre so that our volunteers feel more supported than ever.

HUB SPONSOR

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