Thank you to all our Sponsors & Funders for their support

Devizes Town Council continue to support us with a three-year funding plan, we also benefit from volunteer time from their staff and the use of their buildings during our events.

Devizes Area Board supported us with a Capital Grant enabling us to solve our long standing storage problem as well as supporting our events programme.

Arts Council England have given DOCA ongoing support over recent years and are responsible for funding half our expenditure.

We are proud to be sponsored by Wadworth Brewery and Grist Environmental, and are partners with Visit Wiltshire

arts-council-logo dev-council Wadworth Brewery Grist Visit Wiltshire logo 2017

A special thank you to…

Ida and Dave at Jackson Mcconnell for designing and hosting our website and their continued patience!

Kennet Sign & Display for their help with our endless banner amendments.

Sam Bryant from Bryant Media for his amazing graphic design and bespoke contributions to this website.

Kennet & Avon Brewery for partnering with us on the Festival of Winter Ales and sourcing the fantastic ales and ciders for the event

Roses Ironmongers for their continued support during all our events.

Devizes Books, The Vaults, Scholars Devizes, The British Lion, and Wadworth Visitors Centre for letting us sell tickets and distribute forms through the year

Tom at Black Sheep Motos for providing road support at a number of our events

Confetti Magic and Times Square for sponsoring the Confetti Battle

Upstairs at Jacks for letting us launch confetti out of their window during the Confetti Battle

Devizes CAMRA and their enthusiastic team for providing the bars at Picnic in the Park and on the Green

Devizes Fire Protection for providing fire extinguishers during the festival

One Off Services for PAT testing

Idverde for helping collect 100’s of lanterns from around Devizes in preparation for the Lantern Parade

St. John’s Church for letting us invade them for use as a base for the Lantern Parade

Our Carnival award Sponsors:

Avon TrophiesBrogan’s Cafe • Coral Cove • J.S Weeks & Co • Macqueen Vets • Nixon and Shaw Optometrists
Rowdey Cow Farm Cafe & Ice Cream Parlour • Sprout Cafe • Tea Inc.The Wyvern Club

Could you sponsor us?

Donate here

DOCA is an experienced outdoor arts development organisation based in the heart of Wiltshire. We work with some of the UK’s and Europe’s leading artists and companies to deliver an outstanding programme of arts and participatory events for people of all ages.

Our annual programme costs approximately £200,000 each year, and almost half of that we have to raise through sponsorship, in kind contributions, and fundraising events. Costs rise year on year but our capacity to fundraise does not match these rises.

We offer opportunities for companies to support our work, and offer attractive PR opportunities at all our events. In 2017 we reached approximately 22,500 people during the Street Festival fortnight, and they spent an estimated £145,000 in local businesses, based on visitors surveys. We have attractive advertising rates for businesses available in all of our marketing and can devise inventive marketing opportunities to suit your target audience.

Contact us for a more detailed conversation, or see below for potential ideas of what you might be able to sponsor.

Advertise with us

Advertise with us

Our events see thousands of people coming to Devizes, and each year we offer local businesses the opportunity to advertise their businesses and raise their profile. We can print made to measure banners which will be displayed in prime spots at our events, and we offer advertising space in all our programmes. We can guarantee ... Read more
Newspaper wrap

Newspaper wrap

A newspaper wrap is a great way to reach local households and usually includes our entire programme and gets kept by households for the duration of the fortnight giving plenty of space to our lead sponsors to ensure maximum visibility. We would create the design of the wrap to match the festival marketing created by ... Read more
Festival Maker T-shirts

Festival Maker T-shirts

Every year we work with new volunteers, or Festival Makers.  They are enthusiastic members of our community of all ages and abilities. Some have special needs, some have special skills, some seem like super heroes and work for hours to make our events happen. They are a great team and have formed a strong network, ... Read more
Event support

Event support

Each year we have smaller sponsorship opportunities for aspects of our events – these can range from buying new Carnival cups, having glasses engraved for the Winter Ales Festival, or buying souvenir T-shirts for the runners at the Colour Rush. In 2017 we hosted our 1st Colour Rush- 120 runners entered, and this year we ... Read more
Large Lantern

Large Lantern

Each year we undertake to create new large lanterns for the Lantern Parade. The lantern making is a huge effort and involves local volunteers and lead artists. They have a massive wow factor and are loved by the visitors to the parade. It takes about 20 days to make a large lantern, and costs approximately ... Read more
Artist commission

Artist commission

DOCA works closely with artists, and would love to hear from companies looking to support new work or artists. This year we are working with Ramshacklicious who have received Arts Council Funding to create a new show – ‘The Band at the end of the World’, along with the show they would like to work ... Read more
Sponsor a pitch

Sponsor a pitch

Could you be a pitch sponsor?  You could add your branding to our main music stage which has pride of place on both days or sponsor a smaller pitch. Your banners will ensure audiences see your brand clearly.  They will be captured in hundreds of photographs which are shared on social media. The pitch can be ... Read more
Sponsored staging

Sponsored staging

DOCA hires marquees each year at considerable cost, which we use to stage bands at our major events.  We use marquees and stages at a number of our events, including the International Street Arts Festival and Picnic in the Park. If we owned a marquee we would also have the chance to loan or hire ... Read more

Let us know if you have any other ideas

We are constantly looking for companies that want to support us – whether this is is one of our suggestions above, or with your own idea, we would love to hear from you. Get in contact with us and we can discuss any other ideas you have!