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SPONSORSHIP

Considering becoming a Sponsor of the Vancouver Fringe Festival? We would love to connect with you! Please contact our Director of Sponsorship and Development (Chelsey) 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 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

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.

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.

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

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.
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.

SUSTAINING PARTNERS

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.

BOOSTING PARTNERS

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.
Georgian Bay Spirits Company

HUB SPONSOR

CubeIt Portable Storage is a great tool for moving, renovating, or simply decluttering your home. This is why we work hard everyday to bring you the best in storage solutions. Our storage experts understand that your needs are unique which is why we have many products available to help you with moving and storage. Just call us! We’re here to help.