Sponsor or Donate!

Dear Businesses, Makers & Artists,

Re:  Sponsorship Opportunity / Request for Donations

Circle & Square: Manitoba Festival of Craft is an annual festival celebrating Manitoba craft and handmade.  Developed by a collective of local craftspeople, the Circle & Square team is in the midst of planning for our first festival, to take place in June 2012. As members of the craft community, individually and collectively we share a vision to expand and cultivate craft in Manitoba by celebrating it’s diversity, increasing awareness, and learning from each other.

We are contacting you both to introduce Circle & Square, and to ask for your help and involvement.  As valuable contributors to the handmade community in Manitoba, we would welcome your involvement in our festival and would like to offer the opportunity for you to sponsor our event.

  • For a donation of $500, we will: promote your organization on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, and our blog); advertise on all festival advertising and promotional material; advertise and recognize during all Circle & Square events in 2012 (fundraiser in March 2012 and festival in June 2012).
  • For a donation of $300, we will: promote your organization on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, and our blog); advertise on all festival advertising and promotional material; advertise and recognize during the Circle & Square fundraiser in March 2012.
  • For a donation of $100, we will: promote your organization on social media websites (Facebook, Twitter, and our blog).
  • For a donation between $50 and $100, you can fund a specific aspect of the event such as marketing, promotional material or artist honorarium and will receive recognition during the event you helped fund.

You can also support our festival by offering a donation for our fundraiser, taking place on March 16, 2012.  We are throwing this fundraising party in an effort to create an inclusive festival that values the contributions of all involved.  A donation of shop merchandise (such as craft and handmade related books), a gift certificate or an item of your choosing for our raffle would be greatly appreciated.  All funds raised during the evening will go directly to festival programming.

Donations can be dropped off at Villekulla (formerly The Stitchery) at 962 Westminster Avenue, Wednesday through Saturday between 12 and 6pm, or you can contact us to arrange a pick up.  If you would be interested in sponsoring our festival or making a donation, please contact us at circleandsquare.mb@gmail.com or 284-6242.

Sincerely,

Shosana Funk & Jennifer Smith

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