Corporate Sponsorship / Membership Package

The work of Escape and The Old Slaughterhouse has a wide choice of sponsorship opportunities, from gallery exhibitions to specialist archive projects, education, community programmes, festivals and events.

The unique benefits of supporting us, is that by doing so you are supporting other local charities, heritage work, school and youth work.

How you can benefit from being a sponsor

We can offer a range of benefits to sponsors. These will be tailor-made to suit your requirements, but may include:

  • Commissioned Art Installations
  • Discounted hire of facilities and equipment – The Slaughterhouse is a perfect venue for entertaining your clients and staff.
  • Invitations to private views and previews, at both The Slaughterhouse, and at our sister venues for example The Courtyard Gallery.
  • Corporate Team Building Events; we offer a bespoke programme of tailor-made workshops with our in house specialists, Want a knife sharpening course, a beer tasting afternoon or a willow weaving course, just let us know!!
  • Reduced Rate Odyssey Bus Hire for all you special Events and Festivals.
  • Full accreditation on promotional materials, website and social media sites.
  • Discounted and exclusive ‘Arts Hire’ service from Escape Arts, and the Courtyard Gallery.
  • Unique programme of corporate volunteering opportunities – just let us know what you want to do, or let us provide you with a tailor-made programme for your staff and organisations volunteering needs.

The Lost Garden of Avon

Alternatively you can sponsor a specific creative project.  ‘The Lost Garden of Avon’ is an exciting landscape arts, garden and heritage transformation project in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.

It is the yard in which the Old Slaughterhouse sits, which hides 'The Lost Garden of Avon'.  Now a concrete yard and service area, its former glory is all but forgotten. A Victorian 1851 Health map offers insight into Stratford's past and also gives  a fascinating start point for researching the town’s changing landscape. Boots in Bridge Street was formerly the Mayor's residence, which the garden backed onto.  It was a place of tranquil beauty with ornate features, walkways and a large ornamental pond with fountain. It is almost unimaginable that these elaborate 19th century landscaping features have seemingly been erased by concrete, in the name of 20th century progress. The sole survivor of the garden now is an old pear tree behind neighbouring Hotter’s shoe shop, which in 2015 was home to a family of sparrow hawks. Inspired by this research Escape Arts are working with professional artists and community groups to regenerate this historic space through innovative landscaping, planting, enriched by artist-led commissions.

Involvement and commitment is completely flexible with sponsorship support bands at different levels from £10 supporting the acquisition of plants to £3000 supporting a heritage based project apprenticeship.  For further details: Lost Garden Sponsorship


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