Considering becoming a Sponsor of the Vancouver Fringe Festival? We would love to connect with you! Please contact Marketing Manager at 604.257.0350 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 1983, 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 attendees visit the Festival’s epicenter on Granville Island, a world renowned cultural 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.

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 one of the largest arts events in the province 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


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.


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