Crossover Festival is a small, non-profit event that is organized by a dedicated mother/daughters team consisting of Julie, Eleanor, and Emily, who are passionate about music. The festival focuses on showcasing outstanding Bluegrass, Old-time, and Americana music in the UK. By carefully allocating the funds collected each year, the organizers strive to create an exceptional experience for attendees. Crossover Festival books talented artists from both the UK and the US and has a lengthy roster of global artists who have expressed interest in performing, However, the rising costs associated with organising such an event make it clear that relying solely on current ticket sales will not suffice. Crossover ideally needs a lot more ticket buyers and/or additional sponsorship. While the team has been successful in securing some Arts Council Funding in the past, this source of financial support is never guaranteed and involves considerable time and effort spent on complex application procedures. Nevertheless, despite unsuccessful Arts Funding applications, they managed to run the festival in 2022 thanks to the support of the community who purchased tickets early, instilling confidence in the organisers.
Looking ahead, the organisers are aware of the necessity to explore various forms of sponsorship to ensure the continued growth and financial stability of Crossover Festival in the years to come. By seeking sponsorship opportunities, they aim to expand the festival's scale and secure its future success
SO, HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Crossover Festival is reaching out to individuals, small businesses, and large
companies who share our passion for music, arts and community engagement.
By becoming a sponsor of Crossover festival you will play a crucial role in supporting
talent, and creating an extraordinary experience for music enthusiasts from all walks
of life. Whether you are an individual who loves the magical experience of live music, or
a small business seeking to connect with a passionate audience or even a larger company
looking to support Arts and Culture, we have sponsorship opportunities to meet your goals and budget. Together we can make a significant impact and create lasting memories for our festival attendees, with the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the growth and sustainability of this lovely family-friendly festival
HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I DONATE?
Feel free to contribute any amount of money that you are comfortable with. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a meaningful difference. Below are descriptions to help you choose the appropriate level of donation that suits your capacity and desired level of support.
This is open to anyone who simply wishes to contribute and show their support, without any specific conditions or expectations.
Donate any amount from £1 to £99
This is an opportunity to show your support in a more visible way and be recognized as a contributor to the festival. Your name will be featured in our festival program and displayed on our website
A minimum of £100
By becoming a sponsor, your business will have the opportunity to showcase its ad and logo in the festival program and on the website. Additionally, you can opt to advertise through Crossover's livestream video adverts, further increasing your brand's visibility and reach during the festival.
A minimum of £300
You can make your donation by using the form at the bottom of the page or by using the paypal button link below . Thank you, we appreciate your support.
This is open to individuals or businesses, who may be interested in putting their name to something more specific, such as paying for/contributing to; an artist's flight, a band's performance, livestream video, dance displays, workshops, open mic or showcase etc.
As a valued sponsor, your generous contribution will be acknowledged as a 'business sponsor', receiving all the benefits associated with that level of support. In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to name specific areas of the festival after your business. Furthermore, your business banners will be prominently displayed throughout the festival site, maximizing your brand exposure. We understand that each sponsor has unique preferences and requirements, so we will work closely with you to create a customized sponsorship package that aligns with your specific needs.
A minimum of £500, but please message us directly to discuss this level of sponsorship.
WHAT IS THE MONEY USED FOR?
Any donations that do not fall under the category of 'main sponsorship' will be pooled together to cover various expenses, ranging from significant costs such as international flights for artists, all the way down to smaller items like batteries!
The following list provides you with an overview of some areas where sponsorship funds are needed. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and serves as a starting point for understanding the various aspects of the festival that require financial support.
- Marquee, Stage, Lighting & P.A Hire (These costs have risen tremendously in recent years and use the majority of our overall budget)
- Venue Hire
- Flight & Travel Costs for International Artists (especially larger bands)
- Accommodation for International Artists
- Payment to all performers, with special consideration given to international artists who have gained significant recognition.
- Work permits for international artists.
- Instrumental & Vocal Workshops
- Workshop & Concert for Children
- Dance Displays & Workshops
- Livestreaming of entire festival
- Equipment Hire
We sincerely appreciate your generous donation and support. We kindly ask you to help us spread the word and tell potential sponsors who may be interested in contributing. Your efforts in sharing our message will greatly aid us in reaching out to businesses that share our passion for the festival. Thank you once again for your invaluable support.