Sponsorship AppealAfrica Day Festival
AFRICA DAY FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP APPEAL
SPIRIT OF AFRICA CULTURAL ASSOCIATION HOSTING AFRICA DAY FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP APPEAL:
The Townsville Africa Day Festival is a vibrant festival that has been running for 6 years , each year the festival grows in popularity and in content. With artists coming from interstate to perform and interest from overseas acts. We are looking for sponsors who share our vision and passion for cultural diversity and world music. Africa has so much music to share with the the world and we would like to see more of it here in Townsville.
- The event is called Africa day festival. It is held annually towards the end of May, usually the last Saturday of May. It is one of the big cultural festivals in Townsville, together with the Indian and Greek festivals. Our group Spirit of Africa in Townsville has been hosting this festival for the past 6 years.
- Brief summary of what takes place at the event This is a cultural community event, where the African community in Townsville take the opportunity to showcase their culture. This is in the form of traditional and contemporary dances, storytelling, food and dress. We also encourage the wider community to participate and do performances with an African theme. Schools like Kirwan High and Pimlico High have also been participating in our festival, showing there is no better way to encourage community awareness and tolerance than encouraging our children to appreciate other cultures. The event usually runs from 12 to 9pm
- Who have been our sponsors? The sponsorship we have had has been from Townsville City Council, Queensland government through their cultural community grants. We have also had small donations of $1000 from Mike Carney Toyota, Mercedes Townsville and individuals. A significant amount of the money comes from our own pockets. 4. What sponsorship we are looking for We are looking for a major sponsor of our festival, with a significant financial injection. We would also welcome any cash donations you would be willing to offer be it $300, $500 or $1000. This would go a long way to help with our overheads. We know we can put on a very good show; we have been managing to host successful festivals over the years where the Mayor and Federal/Local MPs have been guests