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Is your business looking for that perfect cultural match?


As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019 team are looking for local businesses to create some new cultural relationships across the district.

With so many fantastic events being created for the Year of Culture in 2019, the team behind the year- long celebration of culture are setting up a ‘cultural matchmaking service’ to link businesses with cultural partners.

Over 150 separate events are already being planned for the Year of Culture with more anticipated.  Each event offers a unique opportunity for a business to align itself with a particular community or event and to raise its profile and build brand awareness.

Horsham District Council is a major sponsor of the Year of Culture and Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens has already declared itself a headline sponsor, but businesses are also being invited to become part of this opportunity by letting the Year of Culture team know if they’re interested in sponsoring one or more of the featured events. The team will then work with the business to match them to a cultural event.

There are three matchmaking levels, all of which offer different levels of promotion and benefits, details of which are on the website, with packages starting at £500.

These particular sponsorship packages will only be available to businesses contacting the team during the month of February 2018.

Horsham District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture Cllr Jonathan Chowen said:

“I would encourage as many businesses as possible to come forward and become involved in this one off opportunity to highlight their company’s presence in the local community and wider.

“Events provide a great platform to showcase your brand, launch new initiatives and provide networking opportunities to forge future business relationships and we believe the quality events we have lined up could provide the perfect match for your business”.

For more information on how the cultural partnerships can work for your business, visit www.hdculture2019.co.uk and click on the ‘sponsorship’ tab.

Comments? Questions? Contact us via yearofculture2019@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215060/ 01403 21516. Follow us on social media @HDculture2019 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Fore media queries please email press@horsham.gov.uk or call 01403 215571.