DGAF 2018 - Sponsorship Opportunities

In 2018 Dumfries and Galloway will host its 39th Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival which is the largest and most established performing arts programme in the region.  This annual 10 day festival will deliver over 80 events in over 40 venues involving local and international talent and will include everything from theatre and dance to comedy and classical music. With venues and promoters throughout Dumfries and Galloway, the festival will attract audiences of over 6,000 people

The 2018 festival programme will be launched with a performance from the Scottish Ensemble on Thursday 15March 2018 at the Theatre Royal in Dumfries.  The festival will run from Friday 25May to Sunday 3 June 2018.

 From the 15March to the end of the festival, 15,000 copies of the Festival brochure will be distributed and displayed in venues throughout the region and promoted onthe festival website and social media.  Local hotels, restaurants, visitor attractions, events, venues, shops and other businesses all benefit from the increased custom throughout the festival period.  Would you like your business to benefit?  If so, we have a number of advertising and sponsorship opportunities for you to consider.


  •          Brochure Sponsor                                                                             £750    o

Logo and website featured prominently in the festival brochure

  •          Dumfries and Galloway Regional Sponsor                                      £350    o

Logo and website featured on the Location Guide

Page of the festival brochure

  •          Event Diary Sponsor                                                                         £350    o
  •          In-kind venue hire (please call to discuss)                                                    o

Logo and website featured on the Event Diary page(s) of the festival brochure


  •          Launch Event Sponsor                                                                      £750    o 

15March 2018, Theatre Royal, Dumfries                                       

 or Launch and SE £2000  o

  •          Scottish Ensemble Tour Sponsor 24 -27 May                                 £1500  o 

includes sponsorship of the 2018 Opening Event

  • Sun 25 May 2018 at Theatre Royal as well as other

events and workshops.

  •          Closing Event Sponsor                                                                      £750    o 

3 June 2018, details to be confirmed


  •          Event Sponsorship opportunities  ranging from £350-£500:


  •    The Festival at the Plainstanes, Dumfries Town Centre    £500    o

26 May 2018, Plainstanes, The Midsteeple, Dumfries

A Saturday afternoon of entertainment from National and local performers and artists (12noon – 5pm)


  •    Other event sponsorship opportunities will                      £350 -£500  

become available as the programme is confirmed


What you get:  All sponsors will receive two tickets to attend the launch event on 15March, the opening event on 25 May and the closing event on the 2 June 2018. Sponsor logos will be included in the sponsors logo board, the relevant section of the brochure and online.  Sponsors are invited to display pop-up banner stands at relevant events.  Sponsors will be included in promotional features where possible.

  •          Festival supporter                                                                             £150    o

What you get: All festival supporters will receive two tickets to the opening event on 25 May and will be included in the supporters section of Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival website.