SPONSORSHIP

Why sponsor?

Sculpture in the Gaol is an annual exhibition held in a location like no other: the iconic Trial Bay Gaol in South West Rocks on the NSW mid-north coast.

In 2018, stewardship of the exhibition passed to a sub-committee of the Macleay Valley Arts Council, thereby placing a renewed focus on building value for both artists and sponsors via strategic planning and implementation of an enhanced marketing and publicity campaign.

Sponsorship of SITG supports the following business objectives:

  • Investing in community / corporate social responsibility: enhance your reputation in the community, as well as in arts and local government circles.

  • Broadening audiences: reach new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers.

  • Sharing in extensive event publicity: marketing and advertising partnerships.

SITG2018_Infographic.png
 

What to sponsor

Sponsorship packages come in four sizes with proportionate benefits including the Standard Package and naming rights for award categories including:

  • Sculpture in the Gaol - Judge’s Art Prize (Total value: $1,500)

  • Sculpture in the Gaol - People’s Choice Award (Total value: $1,500)

  • High School Sculpture - Judge’s Art Prize (Total value: $400)

  • Primary School Sculpture - Judge’s Art Prize (Total value: $400)

  • Environmental Awareness Award (Total value: $400)

  • Emerging Artist / Débutant Prize (Total value: $300)

  • Spirit of the Macleay Valley Award (NPWS accommodation prize)

  • Artist’s Travel Bursary, for artists travelling inter-state to exhibit (Total value: 2 x $250)

 

Choose from the following packages

All sponsors receive the Standard Package, incorporating logo & business name on event website, social media and exhibition printed catalogue, a free invitation to the VIP Fundraiser Night, the post-exhibit report and a commitment to building mid to long-term partnerships, plus:

$2,500 - Gold level business sponsor

  • Naming rights for chosen award categories / prizes in artistic programme;

  • 12 exhibition tickets;

  • Business logo on event poster and street signage

  • On-site presence, opportunities for product activation;

  • Participation in event formalities at VIP Fundraiser and/or Family Gala Day.

$1,500 - silver level business sponsor

  • Naming rights for chosen award categories / prizes in artistic programme;

  • 8 exhibition tickets;

  • Business logo on event poster

  • On-site presence, opportunities for product activation.

$500 - Bronze level business sponsor

  • Naming rights for chosen award categories / prizes in artistic programme;

  • 4 exhibition tickets.

$250 - sitg small business sponsor

  • Naming rights for chosen award categories / prizes in artistic programme;

  • 2 exhibition tickets.

How your sponsorship is used

It is important that sponsorship is targeted so that sponsors may measure tangible outcomes. With this in mind, sponsors’ funds will be split between the Award category prizes (according naming rights where applicable) and the ‘general fund’ which covers the cost of operations, logistics, marketing and promotion.

If you would like exclusive naming rights over a prize category, please make this clear when applying. Joint sponsorship of prizes will be acknowledged where sponsors contribute only part of the total prize value in cash sponsorship.

A post-exhibit report is provided to all sponsors. It includes an event overview, statistical analysis of promotional campaign results, visitation and engagement with customers, with comparisons to the previous year, plus strategies for event growth in future years.

 

SPONSOR APPLICATION FORM

Contact Name *
Contact Name
If you would like part or exclusive naming rights for any of the award categories, please specify below.
 

2019 sponsors

 

State Government Sponsor & Host Venue

nsw-parks-lockup-colour-png.png
 
 

Local government sponsor

ksc logo.jpg