Live Sponsorship Opportunities

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As part of your business membership, we will connect you with our arts network. Here is a sample of some of the sponsorship opportunities that are available right now!

  • Blinkered – Sole Purpose Productions

    Blinkered is a powerful play that addresses the very important issue of mental health and suicide in young people. Following the show’s successful tour in 2016/2017, Sole Purpose are planning a second tour of Northern Ireland in areas where suicide rates are at a high level such as Derry~Londonderry and North Belfast.

    The show will be delivered in partnership with the Samaritans and counsellors will be available at each performance, if any audience members would like to discuss the issues raised in the play.

    Sole Purpose Productions are seeking an investment of £5-£7K to support the production and expand its reach.

  • Moira Calling - Brown Lemonade

    Moira Calling is a 2 day independent music festival that brings together live music with local artisan food and a craft beer/cider bar in the picturesque setting of Moira, County Armagh. Festival organisers, Brown Lemonade will showcase the very best of the Northern Ireland music scene, whilst embracing great music from further afield.

    Brown Lemonade are looking for a sponsor for their main stage. The cost of this fantastic branding opportunity is £1,000.

  • Operation Blitzed – Big Telly Theatre Company

    Between October 2011 and April 2012 Big Telly Theatre Company delivered Operation Blitzed in 16 post primary schools in the Coleraine, Cookstown and Magherafelt district council areas, and in addition to the Magherafelt Campus of Northern Regional College. The main aim of the project was to raise awareness among young people including teachers and staff as to the consequences of alcohol consumption by young people.

    The project included a piece of invisible theatre delivered in each of the schools. Each event involved two actors who were dressed in the relevant school uniform. Actors delivered their scripted drama in the main assembly hall of the college unannounced as if the incident was taking place in real life.

    Following the drama the school’s principal made the same scripted announcement explaining the context of the drama and its purpose in raising awareness as to the consequences of alcohol consumption by young people.

    The pupils were then involved in a series of workshops facilitated by the actors to ascertain the degree of impact the drama had on pupils and any significant impact it had on their attitudes to alcohol consumption.

    Following the success of the Operation Blitzed, Big Telly Theatre Company are seeking sponsorship to run the show and workshops again.


    PLACE: Planning Landscape Architecture Community Environment

    PLACE is now in its fourteenth year. Since 2004, we have worked to connect people to the issues that relate to their built environment and the practices that shape it: architecture, urban design and planning.

    We curate exhibitions and programme public talks, walks and workshops. We work to inspire young people about architecture and design. We conduct place-based community research to celebrate people’s sense of place and to highlight local built environment issues.

    How will your support will help us?

    Your support will help us to deliver our projects in communities throughout Northern Ireland and to reach people through our year-round programme of public events and activities, including:

    Open House Belfast: Our flagship annual festival of architecture

    Sponsorship: From £5,000 to £2,500

    PLACE Urban Design Academy: A week of learning and inspiration for the budding architects and designers of the future

    Sponsorship: From £2,500

    The Infinite City: Our podcast series explores urban experience from one person's perspective per episode (ongoing) Episode 1, season 1 received a 5* rating on iTunes and over 1000 listens in the first few days.

    Sponsorship: Opportunities open for negotiation

    Community research projects: We conduct multifaceted research into local areas around Northern Ireland, mapping out spatial history, oral history and contemporary built environment issues. 

    Sponsorship: Opportunities open for negotiation

    PLACE Exhibitions and Events Programme (ongoing): From our shopfront space on Lower Garfield Street we host a regular programme of exhibitions, workshops, tours and talks including So What? Making Research Public and PLACE Architecture Tours

    Sponsorship: Opportunities open for negotiation

Don’t forget there is the opportunity to apply to our Investment Programme were we invest in mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. Speak to a member of the team about how the Investment Programme can grow and develop your creative partnership.

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