Callout for 2019 Festival Sponsors

Putting on a festival full of spoken word and poetry events all over Melbourne is a mammoth task, that requires a lot of hard work and volunteer hours, and also funds to help keep the event running. Alongside applying for major arts grants, Melbourne Spoken Word is seeking sponsors for The 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word & Poetry Festival to take place between July 12 and 28.

We are seeking organisations and businesses both big and small that can financially support the festival and sponsor us to cover extra costs especially this year as we hope to support international guests, as well as local artists, increased marketing and media appearances as well as a greater focus on accessibility and participation.

We have a range of benefits for sponsors depending on your level of support that include online and physical exposure for your brand and sponsorship can be tailored to your needs, or your desire to support certain elements of the festival costs. Sponsor logos will be displayed on our website, and printed program distributed to thousands of potential festival goers, as well as exhibition banners and event/artist sponsorship for special sponsors. Last year, MSW hosted 3 special events as part of the festival with over 500 attendees, and included 35 events as part of our program, reaching audiences in the thousands. We’re confident 2019 will see growing numbers and new faces to spoken word.

In-kind sponsorship is also highly sort after including venues, meeting rooms, promotional opportunities and partnerships, media partnerships and other opportunities.

If you’d like to speak further about helping is out, email benjamin@melbournespokenword.com or contact us below.

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