The arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theater and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.
~ Dr. Terry Bergeson, Sate Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State
The OCF prides itself on the quality of its programming and the ability to bring the best in international theatre and performing arts to the community. For an affordable price, patrons can enter the Festival site, see a performance, enjoy our on-site animators and engage in interactive extras. Ensuring that all families have affordable access to quality live performing arts is only possible with the continued support of our generous sponsors.
Sponsors and Our Audience
Signage and media mentions are integral to ensuring our audiences receive positive impressions of the companies and businesses that sponsor the Festival. Involvement with the OCF provides the ideal medium to get your message to this prime target market.
- 75% of Festival patrons are likely to take part in a promotion linked to the Children’s Festival;
- 71% would purchase a product or service of a Festival sponsor over that of a non-sponsor;
- 71% of patrons support companies who sponsor the Ottawa Children’s Festival;
- Over 75% of attendees to the Children’s Festival are able to recall sponsors of the event.
Benefits of Sponsorship
- Corporate branding of event
- Corporate logo in our official program
- Corporate logo on our website
- Corporate logo on outdoor festival signage
- Mentions on various social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest)
- VIP Opening Night invitations
- Complimentary Festival tickets/passes
- Directly engage with your target audience
- Promote your latest product/campaign with samples, trial offers, and demonstrations
- Give back to your community! (and create enormous goodwill by doing so)
Design a sponsorship opportunity that suits your business objectives and goals!
As a presenting sponsor, you will be directly branded with all of our media and marketing materials and have prime on-site presence. In addition, we are proud to offer our presenting sponsor a speaking opportunity at our opening night VIP Event, as well as volunteer placement for your employees.
This level of sponsorship entitles your company to brand one of four stages on site. This investment allocates logo placement at the stage entrance, mentions at the beginning of each performance, branding on the outside of the stage, logo placement in various publications for the Festival and much more…
Adopt-A-School Sponsorship (Artisans, Concessionaires, Exhibitors and Vendors)
If you are interested in becoming a vendor you can do so through our Adopt-A-School sponsorship program.
Adopt-A-School provides economically disadvantaged children with the opportunity to attend the Festival free of charge. For only $400, an Adopt-A-School sponsor has their logo in our program, online and in social media marketing and receives a thank you letter from their adopted class. Research shows that exposure to, and participation in, the arts contributes positively to child development, engagement and learning. Becoming an Adopt-A-School sponsor is one of the best ways you can have a direct impact on young people in our community and increase their access to arts and culture!
Vendors wishing to have an on-site activation, booth or food concession during our 2020 Festival (May 6-10), must do so through Adopt-A-School sponsorship. An additional fee of $200 will be added for a 10’ X 10’ space at LeBreton Flats Park in the “Adopt-A-School Sponsors” zone. Benefits of a physical presence on-site include: meeting thousands of attendees; being visible to 12K+ commuters streaming by each day; connecting face to face with children, parents and educators. Bring your flags, tents, banners, food trucks. Optional larger activation spaces can be negotiated.
The Show Sponsor level allows your company to sponsor a specific show at the Festival. In return for your investment, your group will get tickets to that show, mentions at the beginning of each performance, logo placement in the program and logo/branding outside the venue entrance for the show.
This opportunity allows you to brand the volunteer t-shirts and hospitality tent - giving you great on-site visibility during the entire Festival. More than 150 volunteers dedicate their time, services and expertise to the OCF. This level can be tailored to your needs and requests.