Being a core sponsor means supporting the latest in art and tech, investing in York and its UNESCO status and supporting the development of media arts in the north of England.
Our core sponsors will be showcased internationally as the key brands that enable York Mediale to take place, with maximum exposure, recognition, branding and logo inclusion, in addition to marketing and collateral opportunities across the festival.
In 2018 we worked closely with Arts Council England (ACE) as one of our principal funders. ACE received numerous festival passes which enabled access to all festival events and exhibitions as well as an invitation to an exclusive gala dinner. Their logo was included on over 30,000 festival guides which were distributed across Yorkshire as well as being placed in key venues in Newcastle and London and on our website.
The backing of ACE is incredibly important to York Mediale and the success of the 2018 festival and partnership programme we delivered has lead to an increased investment for 2020.
“We have supported York Mediale’s first edition in 2018, and more recently confirmed support for the 2020 festival. The festival and team, despite being new, already has international reach and profile, as well as an exciting focus on commissioning new work. We hope that our investment in the Mediale will help it to establish itself as an event of international standing, revitalising the national art form and benefitting audiences of all kinds, in York, and further afield.”
Director of Arts, Technology and Innovation, Arts Council England