Sponsor Us

 

Spring Fling is marketed as a unique opportunity for the public to visit artists and makers in their studios, see how they work and buy or commission artwork. With this year's Spring Fling just passed, we are still collecting the data, so the following relates to last year - our most successful year to date!

In 2017 there were 43,134 studio visits equating to 14,378 unique visitors with sales across all studios over the weekend totalling £213,565­­. The event contributed over £1.7 million to the local economy in 2017, making it the most successful year to date. Spring Fling team is committed to operating an effective press and marketing campaign to attract visitors to the region for the Spring Fling weekend and to raise awareness of the event amongst local residents – 60 % of our visitors come from the rest of the UK and beyond.

Information on our Spring Fling 2019 event will be available soon.

 

2018 Marketing Campaign

18,000 Brochures

Printed in February 2018 and distributed to ‘Friends of Spring Fling’, to postage paid requests through the website and through tourist information centres, libraries, museums, galleries, recommended venues and accommodation providers.

18,000 Flyers

Distributed to relevant outlets across Scotland, the North of England and further afield in the UK and appropriate arts mailings outside the region.

Press & Media

Locally and nationally – in 2017 we had press coverage in places such as The Times, Reporting Scotland, BBC Good Morning Scotland, The Scotsman, The Herald, ITV News, and The Scotland on Sunday and Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine.

Online

Web profile for each Spring Fling Artist

Social Media

Marketing campaign using primarily Facebook, Instagram & Twitter (@spring_fling) This is regularly linked up with the Spring Fling website and individual artists websites, artist social network profiles. 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Prize Draw

Cash prizes for the visitors prize draw where they can win a voucher to spend in studios and in-kind offers of dining/sleeping experiences – 700 visitors enter each year so this is a great way to get involved. The 2018 sponsor is Cavens Country House, last year Annandale Distillery.

 

Public Art

More information on the 2019 Public Art project coming soon!

In 2016 we had Spring Fling Rural Mural – a large scale project that saw 3 murals painted across the region and 3 out with in Glasgow, Newcastle and Berlin. This achieved great international coverage!

Bus Tours

We run a number of local bus tours taking visitors around the various studio routes and the Rural Murals - we are looking for local route sponsors, or for a regional sponsor.

 

National / International

We have a variety of upcoming national and international projects that you could be involved in! Previous projects include exhibitions, public art, residencies and youth work. More information will be coming soon!

 

Youth Development

We run a number of youth projects, mentoring, heritage craft training, school design competitions, work in schools and are looking for a youth sponsor.

 

Print/Brochure/Map

Our brochure and map and collectable and are our most powerful marketing tool -  we are now looking for a print sponsor to sponsor the Spring Fling 2018 brochure! This is an incredible opportunity to support the arts across the whole of D&G

 

Local Events & Exhibitions

For 2017 we ran an exhibition at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester and celebrated our 15 year anniversary at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries – we are interested in speaking to local sponsors

 

 

The Benefits to Sponsors: We are open to discussing these on an individual basis to enable us to create a bespoke package with interested sponsors. To discuss get in touch with Joanna Macaulay, Events & Exhibitions Manager – joanna@weareupland.com

2018 Brochure