WE Arts seeks partnering sponsors interested in reaching the wider West End community through our 17 weeks of outdoor Art Markets at Jim Deva Plaza.

The markets will run from June through September 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 17 week market $10,000 ($588/week)

Workshop sponsor for the 17 weeks $5,000 ($294/week)

In addition we encourage 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.

Sponsor recognition includes banners and signs as well as inclusion in our weekly ads, posters, flyers, web and social media.

Sponsors may like to co-brand market tents.

This is our first year running 17 consecutive Sunday markets from June 4th to September 24th, with a bonus market on Robson Street for Canada Day, 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.

Thank You.

Market Sponsor Call