Thanking our sponsors!
To all the Imibala supporters we hope your 2019 started off on a good note! We at Imibala would like to share another feature showing a token of appreciation to the people that have made Imibala Arts Festival a big success,none other than our main sponsors! Getting that sponsor who believes in your vision, aligns with your vision and are willing to invest in it to make the vision possible is not an easy feat for any Non-profit organisation. We at Imibala festival on the other hand, have been very fortunate to find the right sponsors/partners who believed in our vision and invested in the brand!
Meet our sponsors!
The Imibala team would like to acknowledge all our incredible sponsors that have come on board in support of the initiative. Our sponsors believe in the value Imibala adds to the Creative economy of Nelson Mandela Bay and its social impact. Without our sponsors we would not have delivered an initiative that has impacted the lives of the youth of Nelson Mandela Bay.
Our main sponsors include the following brand names:
Bay fm – Our media sponsor
Perfect Circle Design – Our Website designers
Red Location Art Gallery
Chumile Travel & Tours
Embajada de España en Pretoria
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
The Herald Media House – Article publications Showground Liquors for the give-aways
We interview our sponsors!
Our sponsors have shared their insights and comments on their vision on how they got involved in the Imibala initiative. We feature the thoughts and insights from three of our main sponsors, Here are few words Standard Bank, Red location museum and Perfect circle.
1. Why did perfect circle come on board as a sponsor for the Imibala Festival?
“I think our biggest motivation is helping local start-up businesses and initiatives get going. It’s the only true way to grow the economy, create jobs and merge cultures” Damian Giulietti, CEO, Perfect Circle
The perfect circle website design team with CEO of Imibala
2. Why did Standard Bank partner with the Imibala festival?
At Standard Bank we believe in the Arts and what it does for young people thus the decision to support young and upcoming talent.” I. Strydom, Area manager Standard Bank, EC
The Standard bank team enjoying themselves at the Imibala launch 2018
3. What was your experience like being involved in the imibala festival as a sponsor?
“We attended the launch of the festival where a number of young talented artists performed; it was an amazing evening and we were truly proud to be a part of a group of sponsors providing a platform where their talent is showcased. I. Strydom Area manager Standard Bank, EC
4. Why is it important to back arts initiative such as Imibala?
“I think its critical, as mandated by the Revised White Paper on Arts Culture and Heritage, that local government support artist-driven initiatives like the Imibala Festival as they are the key to driving the value-chain that can stimulate the creative economy for the benefit of all artists involved in such initiatives. “Chief curator, Red location Art gallery,U. Baduza
5. What was your experience like being involved in the Imibala Festival as a sponsor?
“It certainly heartwarming to see the dedication and professionalism of the Imibala Team in ensuring that the Festival went off without a hitch and can only hope that the Festival grows from strength to strength.”Chief curator of the Red location Art gallery, U. Baduza
Dj Mariana representing our media sponsor,Bay fm
There you have it colours Imibala peeps! Imibala is an initiative that aims to develop and grow the Arts in Nelson Mandela Bay. Without our loyal supporters, artists and sponsors, we are not able to do what we are doing, making a difference in the creative economy and youth development in Nelson mandela Bay. We hope to continue strengthening these ties with the Imibala community going into the future. Stay tuned next week for a feature on the rest of our sponsors!
To those of you who missed out big time on last year’s Imibala festival happenings, do yourself a favour and check out this highlights video to catch you up!
If you would like to get involved, either as a partner, sponsor or performer drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you!
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Peace and light
The Imibala team