Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Below you will find some 2018 opportunities available. If there is an opportunity you'd like to discuss but don't find it listed below, please let us know. We are happy to discuss creating a bespoke partnership that fits within both our needs. 
Onsite Marketing Activations
1 spot available
Cell Phone Charging and Social Media Lounge
Have your brand associated with the ability to stay connected, recharge and share a weekends worth of Festival Memories! 
Open Arms Initiative 
Presenting sponsor availability for our 3rd year program that invites 50 new immigrants and refugees to be our guests for a day at the 2018 40th Anniversary Vancouver Folk Music Festival inclusive of two introductory information sessions before the Festival and transportation to the Festival with admission, meal, guided tour onsite and a Festival souvenir t-shirt & program.
Environmental Initiative 
Your brand alignment with our 40 year reputation as leaders in reducing our operations footprint onsite over the weekend through compost, recycling, reusable dish washing and water refill stations onsite.
Community Ticket Sponsor 
Align your company with our community ticket program that offers up to total of 700 Festival tickets to 36 non profit community organizations who service those in need. This opportunity allows them access to arts, culture and sense of community offered by being able to attend our Festival at a greatly reduced ticket price.
Water Stations
Have your company brand showcased on the 9 water stations around the Festival grounds. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival does not allow the sale of bottled water at the Festival, so all attendees, volunteers, artists, sponsors and staff refill their reusable bottles during the weekend.
Have your company featured front and center as the exclusive sponsor logo on the lanyards of the Festival access passes worn by 2000 Artists, volunteers, sponsors, vendors and staff over the course of the weekend and seen by over 38,000 attendees.
Artist Hospitality / Green Rooms 
Get your brand in front of over 300 musical masterminds whose social media reach is endless for your brand exposure.
Stage Naming Opportunity 
Presenting sponsor of stage 1, 4, 5, 6 at the 2018 Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Your brand will be highlighted on stage signage and named within the program as a few of the perks with this alignment.
Corporate Hospitality
Share the gift of the Festival with your team, clients and friends by purchasing a corporate hospitality package inclusive of Festival admission, Food and Beverage, viewing area, private tours and artists meet and greets.
Contact us at sponsorship [at] thefestival.bc.ca to discuss opportunities and to receive our 2018 Partnership Deck.

What We Do
The Vancouver Folk Music Festival Society is a not-for-profit and charitable cultural organization that presents year round concerts, events and an annual music festival.

To bring traditional and contemporary Folk, World and Roots music to people in an environment of community collaboration and discovery.

• Artistic Excellence
• Present a diverse range of exceptional artists, and provide audiences with engaging opportunities to discover inspiring new music.
• Diversity and Inclusiveness.
• Strive to create accessible and welcoming environments, free from discrimination, and pledge to treat all people with respect and dignity.
• Environmental Stewardship
• Deep caring and respect for our beautiful space and aim to minimize our impact on the environment and inspire our community through progressive initiatives.
• Social Justice
• Connect community-minded people, committed to a fair and equitable society, and provide opportunities for meaningful engagement.

With our connection to the community and environment surrounding us, we as a Festival are very passionate about creating strong partnerships with purpose and look to opportunities with both local, independent start ups as well as large, established corporate partners who believe in the idea of  The Triple Bottom Line: People. Planet. Profit.

"People" pertains to fair and beneficial business practices toward labour and the community and region in which a corporation conducts its business. 
 refers to sustainable environmental practices. 
"Profit" is the economic value created by the organization. It therefore differs from traditional accounting definitions of profit.