Arts Sponsorship Request Form
Manchester Airports Group is committed to investing in the arts, enriching
the arts and culture in the regions in which it operates. We believe that a
thriving theatre and arts scene help support inbound tourism and inward
Since the arts sponsorship programme began, more than £8 million has been
allocated to arts sponsorship projects. Our approach has been to support a
range of schemes - from high profile organisations to smaller community
initiatives - and to promote art forms to those who would not normally have
access to them.
Guidelines for sponsorship applications
When drawing up your proposal for arts sponsorship funding, please bear in
mind the following guidelines, which have been created to help focus your
Your proposal should be relevant to at least one of the areas served by our
airports, including the North West of England, Yorkshire, North Wales,
Humberside, Bournemouth and the East Midlands.
In line with our policy of contributing to our local communities, arts
organisations based in / touring in our operational areas generally (though not
always) have priority over other applicants.
We will also consider applications from arts organisations based elsewhere
in the UK for projects; touring the areas served by our airports.
We particularly welcome applications from projects or organisations that
encourage community-wide access to the arts or have outreach programmes. We
also encourage projects with an international flavour.
We do not sponsor individuals, capital projects, or projects in the
education or health services.
Deadline for applications
All applications must be received by 31 December to be considered for
sponsorship in the following year.
All applications must now be submitted online using this form. This is to
ensure consistency, when applications for sponsorship are assessed. Should you
wish to send in additional information in support of your application you are
welcome to do so, however please be advised that the application form will be
the main information which we will review. Applicants who received funding in
previous years are encouraged to provide a brief evaluation report. Where
relevant, additional information may be submitted to email@example.com.
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