Low cost advertising and sponsorship opportunities now available

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Theatre(Brighton &) Hove Grown is a performing arts festival of new writing, exclusively for local talent. In 2016 & 2017 we welcomed nearly 2,000 audience members.

The city’s finest writers and performers will be showcasing their talents during a ten-day festival across a number of venues in Brighton & Hove. The Sweet Dukebox, the Rialto Theatre, Sweet @ The Welly and the new Maydays Studio will open their doors to put local creative talent on display in performances of theatre, comedy, spoken word, film and cabaret.

ComedyCommencing five weeks before England’s biggest arts festival, Brighton Fringe, (Brighton &) Hove Grown gives writers and performers the opportunity to enhance their reputation within an environment designed solely to celebrate the vast amount of talent living and working locally. This is the third year of the festival, and in the last two years we welcomed nearly 2,000 audience members to more than 60 shows.

Though geographically-focussed, we are aiming to catch the attention of the national press, raising the profile of the pool of talent and their supporters within our city.

Sponsor packages

Spoken WordWe’re looking for a Headline Sponsor and a Print Sponsor to support the festival in its second year.

Each sponsorship package helps us let people know about (Brighton &) Hove Grown within both the city boundary and in wider Sussex.

We can offer coverage in a minimum of 5,000 brochures distributed across Sussex and on a website that attracted almost 8,000 hits in February and March 2016 & 2017, as well as other benefits specific to your business needs.

Kids & YouthBenefits to your business

  • Reach thousands of local people with an interest in the performing arts
  • Reach hundreds of performers and writers
  • Raise the profile of your business by supporting a grassroots festival
  • Your company name broadcast regularly in press coverage and media interviews
  • Increase visibility of your business in the regional press
  • Increase custom with vouchers or special offers
  • Feel the warm glow of supporting the development of local artists

Our vision

We believe that the pleasure of creating art should not be limited to those with the deepest pockets.

We created (Brighton &) Hove Grown to give all performing artists living locally an opportunity to develop their skills as both performers and producers. We have created an affordable and accessible festival with a long-term value that extends well beyond our initial three-year commitment. We want to build long-term relationships that will enable the festival and its participants not only to grow, but to flourish.

Headline Sponsor

Hove Grown 2017 Brochure CoverIf you become our Headline Sponsor you will benefit from your company logo on the front cover of the brochure and in the header of the website, and your company will have its own page both in the brochure and on the website.

By becoming our Headline Sponsor you will enable our marketing team to reach more people, and thus increase opportunitie for our artists.

  • Logo on front of 5,000 brochures distributed around Sussex
  • Logo in website header
  • Logo on venue banners
  • Company page on website
  • Full page advert in brochure
  • Regular mentions on social media
  • Guest of honour at gala launch event

Headline sponsorship costs just £350!

Print Sponsor

Once a headline sponsor has been found, securing a Print Sponsor will enable us to print an additional 5,000 brochures to be printed and distributed around Sussex. This means that you will now be featured in 10,000 brochures across the whole county!

  • Logo on cover of up to 10,000 brochures
  • Full page advert in brochure
  • Logo in website footer
  • Paragraph on supporters page of website
  • Invitation to gala launch event

Our Print Sponsor package costs just £250!

Brochure advertising

You can download an advertising rate card by clicking here, or view it below.

All brochure advertising includes a link on the sponsor page of the website.




Back page advert

Logo and link in footer and on sponsor page


Full page advert (inside front/back cover)

Logo and link on sponsor page


Full page advert (inside)

Logo and link on sponsor page


Half page advert (horizontal, inside)

Logo and link on sponsor page


N/A – website only

Logo and link on sponsor page


Website headline

Front page – 900 x 100 px banner, plus headline placement on sponsor page.



Get in touch

So, you’ve picked your package, decided to advertise in the brochure, or want to start the conversation about how we can work together moving forward? Maybe you want to discuss a bespoke sponsorship package?

Give Guy a call on the number below or drop us an email by Wednesday 14th February 2018. Final image proofs will be needed by Friday 16th February 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.

Guy Wah at ZLS Creative: 07890 063830 / guy@zlscreative.org.uk