The GSA has a number of opportunities for commercial sponsorship, the main events being the Degree Show held in June each year and the Department of Textiles Fashion Show and Promenade.
Support for our on-going contemporary exhibitions programme which attracts over 20,000 visitors a year can be discussed with the Exhibitions department. Please visit www.gsa.ac.uk/exhibitions.
The School has been delighted to work with a range of sponsors to deliver a range of events and projects across the GSA and in the community.
Our biggest annual event is the GSA Degree Show each June. The Headline Sponsor of the 2015 Show was McClure Naismith and the City Night sponsor was Resonance Capital. The Master of Fine Art Degree Show is sponsored by citizenM and the Graduate Degree Show is supported by Cass Art. More information is available at the Degree Show website.
Sponsors of previous Shows include Skypark , SPIE, Riverside Inverclyde, Elphinstone, Tennent's and DLA Piper and the School is always interested in building relationships with new organisations in the future.
The 2015 Undergraduate Fashion Show was supported by Dr Martens and Fat Buddha with supporting sponsors including Tunnocks, Linton Direct, Mandors among many others.
In 2009 we celebrated the Centenary of the completion of the Mackintosh Building supported by Anderson Strathearn which allowed us to host a number of celebratory throughout the year. This included the Centenary Exhibition in collaboration with Delloite, and the Living Archive website with Dog Digital. Please visit our dedicated Centenary Website for details and more information.
A number of benefits are available to sponsors of The Glasgow School of Art for any project that requires support. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sarah Smith, Development Officer on +44(0) 141 566 1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The School is also interested in working with companies in the area of corporate social responsibility where the sponsor can support the GSA's widening participation strategy.
Throughout 2010, Riverside Inverclyde worked with The Glasgow School of Art to offer a year of philosophy and art classes to school children as part of the Thinking & Creating in Inverclyde Schools project. This was an innovative project encouraging children in Primary 7 to develop their creative skills and ability to discuss complex ideas. It was launched by Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning and has been nominated for a 2011 Arts & Business Community Award with support from the local schools and Inverclyde Council.
Morisons Solicitors (previously Maxwell MacLaurin) have been sponsoring our Portfolio Coaching in the Community project since 2008 working with individuals around the West of Scotland to create and build their portfolios for application to further and higher education. Access to GSA expertise and skills coaching is invaluable in increasing chances of a successful application. This project received a Commendation from Arts & Business Scotland in the 2009 New or Returning Sponsor category, and was shortlisted in the Times Higher Education 2010 Widening Participation Initiative of the Year category.
Each sponsorship programme is unique and developed in discussion with sponsors to ensure their corporate and marketing objectives are met.
GIFT IN KIND
50-metre rolls of bubble wrap? Metres of polyethylene foam? Packaging tape? Just some of the gifts in kind received by the GSA in the past year. These items, from Macfarlane Packaging, helped to wrap the Mackintosh Building to prevent any potential damage from students as they installed their degree show work.
Gifts in kind play a vital role in cutting the GSA's expenses and enrich our students' educational experience. A wide variety of gifts-in-kind in recent years have included:
- Web design from Dog Digital, since 2002
- Cowhides for an Textiles projects from Bridge of Weir Leather Company since 2009
- Flowers for Degree Show since 2008
- Lighting for the Mackintosh Gallery from Litelab Corp New York, 2006
- Flooring from Forbo Nairn, 2005
To discuss how you can become involved please contact Sarah Smith, Development Officer on +44(0) 141 566 1447 or email@example.com