Sponsorship Package

Festival Weekend Dates and Locations:

  • Festival Weekend August 2021
  • cSpace King Edward
 
 

Create Kids Fest is an interactive, multidisciplinary festival for kids and their families that provides audiences chances to experience fine arts, explore the process of creation and participate in special moments that will be cherished for years to come. Create includes children in planning, organization and execution of the festival making it the only festival produced for kids, with kids.

Vision

Enabling art experiences for kids, with kids!

 

 

Create Kids Arts Society’s Goals
  • To create, develop and implement arts festivals for kids and families in Calgary. (AKA Create Kids Fest!)
  • To ensure that the festivals and programs put on by Create allow children to experience the arts in a comfortable environment.
  • Strive to provide art experiences that are accessible for all children in Calgary.
  • To provide educational experiences for younger generations to learn about event production and art creation to develop a life-long appreciation of the arts.
  • Develop opportunities for intergenerational community building, cultural awareness and emotional intelligence through art experiences.
Create Kids Fest 2020

In 2020, we held an online festival through Facebook Live, with over four thousand views! Over the course of one day on June 13, 2020, we had six performers, organized a youth showcase, and had a young artist read bedtime stories. Participants were able to paint a unicorn with Anna, dance with Puddle of Mud Productions and sing along with JUNO-nominated artist Beppie!

Create Kids Fest 2021

Create Kids Fest 2020 taught us that flexibility is key when planning a festival during a pandemic. We are following all health and safety guidelines in preparation for our 2021 festival with the hope that it can be in-person. However, we have a plan based on last year’s success to move it fully or partially online if needed.

The festival will take place at cSpace Kind Edward and will feature 100% Calgary-based artists to support the arts in our city. With a mix of theatre, music, dance and literary arts, preschool and elementary aged kids are sure to leave with a smile on their face.

Create Kids Arts Society

Create Kids Arts Society is a non-profit founded in 2019 and is comprised of passionate volunteers from Calgary’s arts and business communities.

Our focus is to connect Calgary’s families, businesses and arts organizations to foster a culture that values arts and its role in our society. We are currently seeking partnerships to help us achieve our goals in the form of financial support so we can engage with as many children as possible regardless of their socio-economic status.

Dear Calgary Community Member,

The past year has been hard on us all and I believe that the children of Calgary need art now more than ever. I have seen the powerful effect that art and music can have on a individual child and their connection to their family and community throughout my career as a performer and music educator.

In 2019, I saw a gap in our cultural fabric that could only be filled by a Children’s Festival. Create Kids Fest was born! The inaugural festival presented over 20 artists and art organizations, at two venues to the Calgary community. Family and fuss-friendly, accessible and multi-generational; the initial success of the festival sparked the creation of a non-profit society governed by a volunteer Board to expand our impact on Calgary’s families.

Our 2020 festival looked a lot different. After a successful launch party at in person at cSpace King Edward, COVID-19 forced us to cancel our live festival and replace it with an online event. It helped us reach even more kids and families to bring a stronger sense of community during a time when connection was limited.

As we move forward, Create is dedicated to providing meaningful experiences for kids though good times, pandemics and anything else the world brings our way. Please support our organization as we work to build emotional intelligence in children and acquire the skills they need to become our future citizens. Together, we can give families the opportunity to make memories and develop a stronger connection within our community.

Sincerely,

Mandy Morris

Founder & Artistic Director

Create Kids Arts Society

Sponsorship Levels

Lights!

Presenting Sponsor

$5000+

As the Presenting Sponsor, you light up our stage! Every time we say Create Kids Fest 2021, we will also say your name. You and your company will be integral to connecting Calgary families with a meaningful art experience. In return, we will provide you with the following benefits.

Your corporate logo and/or name will be featured on:

  • 2000 Create Kids Fest flyers delivered to families in Calgary.
  • The main page of the Create Kids Fest website with a link to your company’s website from April-September 2021.
  • At least 5 social media posts promoting Create Kids Fest 2021 including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter including three boosted post and one ad that will run for a month.
  • A 20-30 second video ad shared on social media featuring an original script and jingle written by a member of the Youth Advisory Committee Member and approved by you!
  • A full-page company advertisement in the Festival program (digital and printed)
  • On all Create Kids Fest colouring sheets
  • In three Create Kids Fest 2021 Newsletters
  • Event art installation with sponsorship level at event designed by the Youth Advisory Committee.

To show our appreciation, you will receive 5% of the available tickets with the best seats in the house. Final number will be determined by gathering restrictions one week prior to Create Kids Fest 2021.

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Venue Sponsor

$3000+

One of the great things that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the creation of an online space and the community that exists when we cannot be in the same room. Create Kids Fest 2021 will take place outside at cSpace King Edward but selected shows will be broadcast online to help us reach a larger audience. As our Venue Sponsor, you will be providing the space that the artists share with Calgary kids and their families both online and in person. In return, we will provide you with the following benefits.

Your corporate logo and/or name will be featured on:

  • 2000 Create Kids Fest flyers delivered to families in Calgary.
  • The Create Kids Fest website with a link to your company’s website from April-September 2021.
  • At least 3 social media posts promoting Create Kids Fest 2021 including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter including two boosted posts.
  • A 10-15 second video ad shared on social media featuring an original script or jingle written by a member of the Youth Advisory Committee Member and approved by you!
  • A half page company advertisement in the Festival program (digital and printed)
  • On all Create Kids Fest colouring sheets
  • In 2 Create Kids Fest 2021 Newsletters
  • Event art installation with sponsorship level at event designed by the Youth Advisory Committee.

To show our appreciation, you will receive 3% of the available tickets with the best seats in the house. Final number will be determined by gathering restrictions one week prior to Create Kids Fest 2021.

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Artist Sponsors (Four available)

$2000+

The most important part of connecting children with art is showing them that artists are integral members of our society. Every artist in Create Kids Fest 2020 calls Calgary home so your sponsorship money will stay in Calgary and contribute to the cultural make up of our city. In return, we will provide you the following benefits.

Your corporate logo and/or name will be featured on:

  • 2000 Create Kids Fest flyers delivered to families in Calgary.
  • The Create Kids Fest website with a link to your company’s website from April-September 2021.
  • At least 1 social media post promoting Create Kids Fest 2021 including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter including one boosted post.
  • A 5-10 second video ad shared on social media featuring an original script or jingle written by a member of the Youth Advisory Committee Member and approved by you!
  • A quarter page company advertisement in the Festival program (digital and printed)
  • On your artists Create Kids Fest colouring sheets. We pair up sponsors with artists whose fans most closely align with your target audience.
  • In 1 Create Kids Fest 2021 Newsletters
  • Event art installation with sponsorship level at event designed by the Youth Advisory Committee.

To show our appreciation, you will receive 2% of the available tickets with the best seats in the house. Final number will be determined by gathering restrictions one week prior to Create Kids Fest 2021.

THANK YOU

We look forward to including you &/or your organization as a sponsor of Create Kids Fest!

Additional ways to support the Festival:

Treasure Hunt Sponsorship – $1000+

This year’s festival will take over cSpace with stops at the Alexandra Writers Centre, Quest Theatre, Alberta Craft Gallery and The Alliance Française of Calgary. Every attendee at Create Kids Fest will receive a treasure map to each location. Let your company shine as the sponsor on this adventure. Your logo will be prominently displayed on this map.

Monetary Sponsorship of any amount is greatly appreciated

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Mandy Morris

Artistic Director

403-837-3782

mandy@createkids.ca

www.createkids.ca