WE Arts seeks partnering sponsors interested in reaching the wider West End community through our 26 weeks of outdoor Art Markets at Jim Deva Plaza.
The markets will run from May through October 2017, showcasing 32 plus artists each week, selling their crafts. In addition to live music and performances by local arts and community groups we will offer free artist led Art Workshops for the public.
Title sponsorship for 26 week market $10,000 ($385/week)
Workshop sponsor for the 26 weeks $5,000 ($192/week)
In addition we encourage one local businesses each week to host a creative engagement presence $200.
Media partners are welcome to help spread the word and participate in building community connected through the arts.
Sponsors may use branded tents, banners and signs as well as inclusion in our weekly ads, posters, flyers, web and social media.
This is our first year running 26 consecutive Sunday markets from May 7th to October 29th, so we welcome a collaborative spirit of partnership and creativity, so maximizing the effectiveness of this new and growing event for all concerned.
With over 4,000 artists in the West End we propose a 50/50 mix of local artists from the neighbourhood, with the balance from across Vancouver and BC. The quality and mix is expected to evolve as we grow.
2016 saw several hundred people visiting the market each week for our 6 week test, without any marketing. 2017 with a small operating budget, advertising and media partners and community partner outreach we expect the numbers of artists and visitors to increase significantly, building the market to a recognized Sunday afternoon event in Vancouver’s West End, for both locals and tourist alike.
WE Arts focus is to advocate for Arts & Culture in the West End, and to create sustainable community engagement through the arts, celebrating our diverse cultures, creativity and arts.
We look forward to welcoming you to the new Weekly West End Art Market at Jim Deva Plaza.
Interested sponsors should contact John@WEArts.ca
Please don’t delay, as we are in discussions with several interested parties.
We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you this year.