Corporate Sponsorship

Something which is of such huge importance to the Bantry area, and indeed to music in Ireland and overseas, gives a unique opportunity to the company to provide evidence of its commitment to be a good corporate citizen as well as being a responsible business operation in its home region.” - Conoco Phillips, Festival Sponsor

Sponsorship is a powerful way to reinforce your corporate image, allowing you to promote your company’s name, products and services to a wider, targeted audience.
Highly visible and cost-effective sponsorship of West Cork Music gives you the opportunity to develop an association between your company and world class classical music events, foster goodwill with customers and employees and strengthen your involvement with the cultural life of your community.


West Cork Chamber Music Festival in the Media

  • The Festival is seen as synonymous with quality at the highest level with an appeal to the A, B and C1 demographic groups
  • The West Cork Chamber Music Festival generates substantial media interest and the value of its editorial print media coverage in 2008 exceeded €125,000
  • The Festival is advertised in the local, national and international media. A significant advertising budget will be allocated across a range of media
  • RTĒ lyric fm returns to Bantry every year, for live broadcasts and recording concerts for transmission throughout the year
  • Concerts are broadcast live via the European Broadcasting Union to as many as sixteen countries throughout Europe
  • The Festival produces and distributes around 13,000 promotional brochures, posters, banners and programmes
  • A growing number of European and American journalists visit the Festival each year. This generates further international press coverage

What the Press says about the West Cork Chamber Music Festival

“Bantry House – the veritable home of chamber music in Ireland”
- Karen Dervan, Sunday Tribune

“When bows hit strings Bantry House was transported to a place where music meets the soul and transcends all earthly concerns.”
- Aline Nassif, The Strad

“Francis Humphrys has again succeeded in attracting performers of outstanding ability to Bantry. Their presence drew an international audience to hear a feast of music, some of which they would never hear outside such a forum and which was performed at a level of brilliance and intensity that almost makes the head spin.”
- Declan Townsend, Irish Examiner

Investment in Youth

  • The chamber music masterclasses for our best young performers make up a crucial investment in the future of chamber music in this country. The classes not only expose the students to top class teachers and performers but they also give them an opportunity to network at the highest level
  • Established Irish performers like Finghin Collins, Catherine Leonard, Elizabeth Cooney, Brian O’Kane, Ioana Petcu and the Callino and Carducci Quartets have all been given international exposure and invaluable chamber music experience as a result of masterclasses and performances at Bantry

How your company can become involved

Details of our two levels of Sponsorship Benefits Package are below. If you prefer to have a package tailored to your company’s needs, don’t hesitate to contact us.
 

Sponsorship Benefits Package - €1,000 Level:

  • Full-page advertisement & acknowledgement in the Chamber Music Festival Programme (1000 are sold during the Festival)
  • Priority booking for the Chamber Music Festival for up to 6 people.
  • Acknowledgement in the Chamber Music Festival Brochure (10,000 brochures are distributed locally, nationally and internationally)
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Acknowledgement on the display board in the foyer of Bantry House during the Chamber Music Festival
  • Invitation to Corporate Sponsors, Friends and Patrons Receptions at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival
  • Complimentary Festival pack which includes: Chamber Music Festival Programme, Friends’ discount vouchers for use in Bantry-based businesses during Festival week and other Festival souvenirs.
  • Personalised Membership Card

 

Sponsorship Benefits Package - €15,000 Level:

  • Title sponsorship of one of the concert strands (i.e., Coffee Concerts, Stars in the Afternoon).  Example:  The [company name] Coffee Concerts
  • Full-page advertisement in the Chamber Music Festival Programme
  • Two pairs of complimentary tickets to each of the sponsored Concerts
  • Invitation to Corporate Sponsors, Friends and Patrons Receptions at the Chamber Music Festival
  • Priority booking for the Chamber Music Festival
  • Logo placement in the Chamber Music Festival brochure (10,000 brochures are distributed locally, nationally and internationally)
  • Logo placement and acknowledgement in the Chamber Music Festival Programme (1000 are sold during the Festival)
  • Exclusive branding at venue hosting the sponsored Concerts
  • Publicity through the media coverage generated by the Festival
  • Specific mention of sponsor in on-air promos for the sponsored  concerts on RTĒ lyric fm
  • Publicity through Festival advertising features