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From Thursday 18th – 28th June 2020 Barnaby Festival will once again bring Macclesfield out to play for the 8th edition (and 10th
birthday) of this vibrant, popular community festival. Ten days of arts programming, events and fun will explore the theme of ‘Vision’: celebrating the ways we all see and think differently.

Liz West

Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival is a registered charity powered by volunteers. We raise money from public funds, trusts and foundations and also rely on financial support from sponsorship and donations.

For 2020, Arts Council England have awarded the Festival a National Lottery project grant, in recognition of the high standard of visual arts, music and culture that Barnaby has built a reputation for delivering. This is alongside generous support from Cheshire East Council and Macclesfield Town Council, plus our continuing principal sponsor, the Grosvenor Centre .

We know that one size doesn’t fit all, and we’re always open to discussing any form of sponsorship or support you may be interested in making. However, we hope that this page will give you an idea of what Barnaby Festival can offer you, click for the

Sponsorship Prospectus 

or look at the Gift Aid and Donations options

How can you help Barnaby?

We are indebted to the many individuals, families, businesses, organisations and charities who have given to Barnaby over the past 10 years. It’s no secret that public funding of the arts has been under increasing pressure in that period, and our wonderful supporters have always stepped up to ensure that each festival is a rich and varied celebration of place and culture, and that as much as possible of what’s on offer can be experienced by everyone, for low or no cost.

Please would you consider becoming one of our supporters in 2020?

Some of the benefits include:
• extensive website and social media promotion
• uniquely popular brand affiliation
• fantastic feelgood factor
• high-visibility street banners for six weeks
• VIP invitations / meet the artist
• tickets for sponsors
• event branding / dressing

We welcome support at any scale, but specific sponsorship packages have been designed as below.

Principal sponsor:
highest level of brand exposure, before & during the festival. Limited to 4 organisations.
£5,000 (two packages remaining)

Major sponsor: lead sponsor for either First Light or
Second Sight weekend OR one of our new commissions

Visionary sponsor: your choice of event, including VIP
attendance and artist meet-and-greets if appropriate

Community sponsor: recorded and thanked in main
festival brochure (c. 30-40,000 copies) and online

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Trustees to discuss the possibilities and review our Gift Aid and Donations options. You can get in touch by email at sponsor @ barnabyfestival.org.uk