Sponsors Wanted For Bristol Poetry Festival 2013


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Poetry Can invites companies and organisations to become sponsors of

Bristol Poetry Festival Monday September 30 to Sunday 6 October 2013


Would your company or organisation like to sponsor Bristol Poetry Festival?

Do you know of a company that would enjoy sponsoring the Poetry Festival?


Poetry Can presents the most entertaining, inspirational and award-winning poets and performers from the UK and around the World at Bristol

Poetry Festival & Bristol Spring Poetry Festival each year. Bristol Poetry Festival is now in its eighteenth year. Bristol Spring Poetry Festival was

introduced by popular demand in 2010. Poets, performers amd speakers who have performed at Bristol Poetry Festival include:

the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage, Germaine Greer, Roger McGough, Brian Patten, Alice Oswald, Penelope

Shuttle, Wendy Cope, Helen Dunmore, Sean O'Brien, Fleur Adcock, John Hegley and Ian McMillan.


Bristol Poetry Festival 2013 Events include: Louis de Bernieres, Author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, launches his new collection of poetry:

Imagining Alexandria; An Assortment of Sibyls featuring Prunella Scales & Leo Aylen; Bristol book launch ofThe Echoing Gallery featuring poems

from over thirty Bristol poets; Liberated Words : Poetry Film Festival; Bristol Poetry Festival Poetry Slam: Bristol vs Leeds; Martin Figura's poetry

play: Whistle, poetry readings from Helen Ivory, Rachael Boast, David Briggs, Deborah Harvey, and much more.


Bristol Poetry Festival 2013 also sees the introduction of The Poetry Can South West Poetry Awards : these awards will be madeduring

this year's Festival to poets, performance poets, organisations, groups and individuals working in the poetry sector who have made a significant

contribution to poetry, performance poetry and poetry development in the South West of England between the dates: April 1, 2012 and March 31,


Your company could sponsor one of the following six awards:

  • The Poetry Publication Award

The Poetry Publication Award celebrates the work of poetry publishers based in the South West.


  • The Poetry Work With Children and Young People Award

The Award for poetry work with children and young people celebrates poetry development work undertaken with children and/or young people.


  • The Contribution to Poetry Development Award

The Contribution to Poetry Development Award goes to an individual or organisation making an important contribution to poetry development in

the South West.


  • The Individual Poet Award

Awarded to an individual South West based poet to celebrate a significant acheivement in poetry or major piece of work.


  • The Individual Performance Poet Award

Awarded to an individual South West based performance poet to celebrate a significant acheivement or major piece of work.


  • The Special Recognition Award

Awarded to any individual based in the South West who has made a distinguished contribution to poetry over at least twenty years.


Your organisation may choose to sponsor Bristol Poetry Festival for a variety of reasons:


Association with two of the best poetry festivals in the region,

Our events offer direct visibility to thousands of people with an interest in the arts,

Supporting the arts for the benefit of the community,

Raising of your company profile,

Increasing awareness to potential employees,

Association with creativity, vitality, expansion,

Visible support of the arts.


Sponsorship opportunities


We offer a range of exciting opportunities for individuals and local and national businesses to invest in the festival promoting brands and raising

corporate profiles to the wide audience of this flagship poetry event.


With packages ranging from £500 to £1,000, opportunities for sponsoring the festival events and activities are grouped into three main strands:

General; Events; The South West Poetry Awards.


Benefits and options of sponsorship include:


Logo on sponsors' page and against event in the brochure/s

Logo on Poetry Can website and link to sponsors' web-site

Logo in Poetry Can monthly newsletter and link to sponsor's web-site

Company name on a South West Poetry Award

Complimentary tickets to the sponsored events

Profiled in relevant event media releases

Logo placement on specific print ads

National and local media profile


If you would like to sponsor Bristol Poetry Festival please contact:

Colin Brown, Director of Poetry Can

12 Great George Street,

Bristol, BS1 5RH.

Tel: 0117 933 0900

Email: admin@poetrycan.co.uk


Bristol Poetry Festival is organised by Poetry Can


POETRY CAN is one of the very few poetry development agencies in the UK, and its annual showcase events Bristol Poetry Festival and

Bristol Spring Poetry Festival are among only a handful of festivals dedicated exclusively to poetry.

Based in Bristol, Poetry Can is a registered charity and provides and promotes an exceptional contemporary programme of events in major Bristol

venues such as the Arnolfini and Bristol Old Vic, it also provides creative learning, and participation initiatives in our local and regional communities,

including: working with a wide range of individuals and community groups, placing poets in schools, and supporting work aimed at young people.

We also work to enhance and support the artistic and professional development of poets, whatever the stage of their development, and to provide

information, advice and support on all aspects of poetry and to provide details of all poetry events and activities happening in the South West of



Poetry Can supports excellence in poetry thanks to the involvement, support, enthusiasm and generosity of public bodies, arts and other

organisations, private individuals and poetry enthusiasts. Your support enables us to excite a new generation of poets and audiences, transform

lives, and provide great experiences for all.