Support Us through our Sponsorship Scheme

 

Backwater Artists Group is one of the longest established artists-led initiatives in Cork City. We feel passionate about supporting artists and contributing to the cultural landscape of the city through studio provision and through our Artistic, Outreach and our Bursary & Post Graduate programmes. We provide our artists with excellent working conditions, exhibitions opportunities, access to training and development opportunities and access to support and networking opportunities.

Every year we support emerging artists through our Bursary and Post Graduate programme. These awards provide recent graduates from Crawford College of Art & Design with access to free studio spaces (1 x 6 months, 2 x 9 months), a solo exhibition and mentoring opportunities. This helps them in the transition from student to professionally practicing artist. Over 100 artists have benefitted from these awards, since we started awarding them in the early 90’s. Your support will make sure that we can continue to provide these awards.

Your support will also go towards supporting our 30 year Anniversary Celebratory Exhibition & Events Programme. Backwater Artists Group currently does not receive funding for any of our Artistic and Outreach programmes. All too often the artist does not get paid to produce and exhibit their work. The costs incurred in putting an exhibition together can be enormous and include transport costs, materials, a printed publications, travel, accommodation, production costs, costs for supporting events such as artists talks. At Backwater Artists Group, we support the payment of artists exhibition and production fees. Your support will ensure that every artist exhibiting in our 30 year Anniversary Celebratory Exhibition & Events programme will get paid for their exhibition and production costs.

By supporting us you will be supporting your local arts community and you will be helping us to continue to support artists both emerging and established.

All donations are greatly appreciated! Since we are a charity donations are tax deductible!

Ways in which we would welcome your support

We welcome support from restaurants, bars and hotels who donate wine and/or food for our exhibitions and events and hotel rooms for our visiting artists and curators. We also welcome support in the form of art materials for workshops etc. We will include your logo on all printed material (relating to the event), on our website and through our social media channels.

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Become a Friend, Patron, Champion Business Supporter OR Exclusive Exhibition Sponsor of Backwater Artists Group. (Please see different options below and visit our website to become a sponsor, www.backwaterartists.ie/support-us.

Share your expertise

We are looking for people with the follow skills to join our board or become an advisor: Fundraising, Networking, Accountancy, Legal, Business, Strategic Planning. Please contact admin@backwaterartists.ie if you think you have skills which would benefit the organisation and you would like to get involved.

Supporter Options

Friend €50, Patron €100, Champion €250, Exclusive Exhibition Sponsor €1,000

Supporter Rewards

Friend €50

  • Your name on our sponsorship page on our website
  • Invitations to exhibition openings & artists talks
  • Automatic subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
  • Invite to annual summer BBQ

Patron €100

  • Your name on our sponsorship page on our website
  • Invitations to exhibition openings & artists talks
  • Automatic subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
  • Invite to annual summer BBQ
  • 5% discount on all artwork for sale in our Studio 12 exhibition/project space

Champion Business Supporter €250

  • Your name and logo on our sponsorship page on our website
  • Thank you for your business across our social media channels
  • Invitations to exhibition openings & artists talks
  • Automatic subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
  • Invite to annual summer BBQ
  • 10% discount on all artwork for sale in our Studio 12 exhibition/project space
  • Invitation to sneak-peak evening and first dibs on all artwork in our annual Winter Salon event

Exclusive Exhibition Sponsor €1,000

  • Your name and logo on our sponsorship page on our website
  • Thank you for your business across our social media channels
  • Your logo displayed on all printed material for the exhibition
  • Automatic subscription to our monthly e-newsletter
  • Invite to annual summer BBQ
  • 10% discount on all artwork for sale in our Studio 12 exhibition/project space
  • Invitation to sneak-peak evening and first dibs on all artwork in our annual Winter Salon event
  • Invite to exclusive tours of our artists’ studios with opportunities to meet the artists
  • A free framed limited addition print for your business

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