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Description/contact info.
Expires
AFA/PL001
1883 MAGAZINE
"1883 Magazine celebrates all that is new and exciting in the world of fashion, music, film and the arts. We show you who and what is new and who to watch out for in the future! Born in West London in 2010, 1883 is an independently produced lifestyle biannual and online platform that showcases and promotes the most innovative new talent around. What began as a small fashion publication centred in-and-around London, has now evolved into an internationally distributed magazine that not only looks at fashion, but also delves into the worlds of music, film and the arts. This is the magazine where future talents reveal their thoughts, challenges and industry secrets. This is the magazine which captures the household names of tomorrow. 1883 Magazine's aim is to showcase and promote the most innovative new talent around. We provide the reader a rare opportunity to learn the reality behind the fantasy of inspiring images. Our philosophy is to portray this new talent in a professional way that can compete on an equal level with established talent showcased in other major fashion publications. 1883 does this via the use of top class imagery and editorials that are both stylishly laid out and printed on high quality, heavy weight gloss paper. 1883 Digital is a constant source of information on the hottest new talent in fashion, music, film and the arts. Our online site also encompasses 1883 TV, which streamlines interviews and creative videos for rapid consumption and 1883 Blog, which provides information in a more visual format. 1883 Digital holds regular competitions to engage the reader. 1883 has a small yet determined team, who work together persistently to promote and grow the brand. We are on the lookout for sponsors and collaborative partners who can identify with 1883's philosophy and would like to be associated with the brand". Contact: Alicia Tomlinson, Editor in Chief. Address: 6 Auriol Road, West Kensington, London W14 0SR. Tel.: 0044 77 80 99 55 09. E-mail:
alicia.tomlinson@1883magazine.com.
link to website

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Ongoing
    AFA/PL002    
BIG CREATIVE ACADEMY
In September 2014, the Big Creative Academy, a groundbreaking school for 16 to 19 year olds, was launched to promote excellence in creativity, music and media. "Our intention is to deliver an academy that 're-imagines education' for the twenty-first century; one that will be regarded by young people, parents and employers as one of the leading providers in London". Located in East London, the academy provides an exciting new opportunity for some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country, while attracting students from across the capital, eager to access a curriculum dedicated to education and vocational training in digital media, music technology, event management, performing arts and fashion design. Funded by the government as part of the Free School policy, the Big Creative Academy is be free to attend and will be inspected by OFSTED, under the Common Inspection Framework. The academy will have capacity for 400 learners, with ambitious plans to expand over the next five years to reflect the changes and economic priorities for the sector. It will support the development of exciting industry projects and work with live briefs to prepare students for careers in their chosen sector. An established network of senior executives from high profile companies such as ITN, Universal Music, Barcroft Media, MTV and Industry in the Streets will also serve as ambassadors. Robin Elias, Managing Editor, ITV News, said: "The academy has introduced us to a previously untapped pool of enthusiastic and skilled talent. We've met a group of young people with a passion for media, coupled with technical know-how. They are focused, multi-skilled and totally at ease with the landscape of modern media. At ITN we want to open our doors and give opportunity to talent like this. The academy helped make that possible". The Big Creative Academy will champion well-being as a core part of the curriculum and embed enterprise at the heart of the organisation to help launch hundreds of successful businesses and careers. The move is part of an overarching plan to contribute to London's vibrant cultural scene as well as contribute to the economic growth of a sector that accounts for one in five jobs in London and is worth £81 billion. With the backing of the industry, sponsorship and the educational expertise of the team, the Big Creative Academy will cultivate an inspirational learning environment to produce motivated, work-ready young people, ready to progress directly into apprenticeships, HE, employment and enterprise in London's creative and cultural economy. Contact: Mr Utkal Joshi. Address: Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park A, Blackhorse Lane, London SE17 5SD. Tel.: 020 8498 3320. E-mail:
bcaaccounts@bigcreative.education.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AFA/PL003
BOYS BY GIRLS
Launched in 2011, Boys by Girls is a collaborative project showcasing how female artists view and capture the male, presented in beautiful images both online and in print. Boys by Girls celebrates the beauty of the male through exclusive photographic editorials, features, model profiles and model stories, and is aimed at anyone passionate about the male, menswear, models, photography and male beauty. Ever since its establishment, Boys by Girls not only showcases beautiful images by well-established female photographers, but also features work of young photographers, stylists and fashion writers, offering female talents opportunities to be noticed in the fashion world. It is the first publication to focus on the male exclusively in the perspective of the female. "Our content explores fashion and photography in a more intimate form, also revealing models' characters and personalities - an aspect which is often lost in the fashion photography. With our unique perspective and concept, Boys by Girls has already gained a wide audience online and bookazine and newsstand issues are distributed globally by Pineapple Media Ltd and hit retailers such as Selfridges and Harrods in London, etc. Each issue has its own theme and central story which is then explored through editorials, portraiture, fashion, interviews and articles involving the boys, their interests, experiences, life and loves. The fourth issue, A Place Called Youth, explores the magic of youth, innocence and the mysterious transition between a boy and a man. Since its start the project has steadily been expanding on a daily basis and is now looking for sponsors and advertising partners to help continue to build the brand". Contact: Cecilie Harris, Editor-In-Chief. E-mail:
cecilie@boysbygirls.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AFA/PL004
DRESS2IMPRESS EVENTS LTD
Full details of current sponsorship opportunities are available on request. Contact: Rabih Malaki. Address: 79D Leverton Street, London NW5 2NX. Tel.: 07866333334. E-mail:
rabihmalaki@dress2impressevents.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AFA/PL005
TOP MODEL OF COLOUR
The organisers of Top Model of Colour are looking for companies that wish to sponsor/support this year's event by providing either cash sponsorship, prizes or services for the competition. Last year's show was by far the biggest and best competition to date, with over 3,500 candidates, heats around the country and a gala finale at Chelsea Football Club's Stamford Bridge stadium in London. This year is the fourth year of the competition and is expected to be the biggest yet. The show is ongoing for nine months and consists of applications, live regional heats in July/August and the grand finale in November. So a sponsor receives continuous publicity from all client groups, models, family members and businesses. The competition is open to male and female models of African, Caribbean, Asian, Oriental, Hispanic and bi- and multi-racial ethnicity. Sponsors have the option of either sponsoring with cash and receiving higher prominence on the media information distributed or sponsoring prizes in kind and being a secondary or associate sponsor/supporter. Detailed current opportunities are listed below. This is the premium talent contest for models of ethnic minority descent and fills an important gap in the talent search market for people of colour. Many of the finest models working in the country today got their first break through the competition and everyone who has taken part confirms that the experience was really useful in getting day-to-day modelling jobs. "We welcome any other ideas or suggestions that you may have and we can tailor a package specifically for you and we look forward to hearing from you. To discuss the sponsorship packages and/or to receive a sponsorship pack or to become a sponsor of thre next Top Model of Colour, please contact us". Contact: Sponsorship Department. Address: Top Model of Colour, Moorgate House, 4-8 Dysart Street, London EC2A 2BX Tel.: +44(0)845 388 7249. E-mail: info@topmodelofcolour.com.
link to website

Current opportunities (please call to confirm details shown below)

Cash sponsorship

Donate competition prizes (examples)
    flight tickets
    magazine cover shoots and/or articles
    makeovers
    fashion accessories
    gifts
    services
    dresses, shoes, etc.
    jewellery
    anything else that might be attractive to the winners or contestants

Provision of services for the competition (examples)
    event planner - to work closely with TMC to put the entire event together
    photographer - to be the official photographer as well as to do the female photoshoot
    fashion designers - to provide clothes for the male or female contestants for the finale and/or fashion shoot, press day (casual, swim or evening wear)
    hall/set designers
    any other service that might be beneficial to the competition

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Ongoing
 

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Description/contact info.
Expires
AFA/001 DERBY GRADUATE FASHION SHOW
Every year the students at Derby University showcase their collections before Graduate Fashion Week in London. The students are looking for sponsorship for the show, which takes place in May. This is a fantasic opportunity for a company, as the show is covered by all major press in Derby. The organisers are also offering an advertisement in the programme that is handed out to over four hundred people, with additional opportunities on tickets, posters and banners, etc. within the venue. E-mail:
derbyfashionshow@hotmail.co.uk.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AFA/002 I-LIMITED
Fashion house Johanna Ho is seeking sponsorship. Johanna turned her dream into reality when she founded I-Limited in February 1998 and set up her own label soon after graduating from London's Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design with both BA Honours and Masters Degree in Fashion Design in 1997. Her first ready-to-wear collection was bought by both Barney's and Language in New York. After many more successful seasons, the "Johanna Ho" collection has been doing extremely well, say the organisation, with steadily increasing sales and stockists now in Tokyo, London, Boston and New York. Contact: Jocelyn Ho, Marketing Executive. Tel.: 020 7584 0642. Fax: 020 7584 9741. E-mail: jocelyn@johannaho.com.
link to website

 

Ongoing
AFA/003 UNTOLD DESIGN CIC
Untold Design CIC is a not for profit Community Interest Company which provides affordable showcasing opportunities for new and emerging designers to introduce themselves to press, media and buyers within the fashion industry. It also creates opportunities for designers and creatives to subsist themselves in the early stages of their careers at consumer events where they are able to meet with potential customers, build an awareness of their brand and sell to clients. The ethos of Untold is to work as a collective through which a cyclical programme of support and assistance is made available, with the aim of building a long-lasting legacy for new designers and creatives. The organisation relies solely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers and visionaries to take the vision forward; however, there is so much more that they have planned to really broaden their reach and their usefulness to designers and creatives, and they now seek outside sponsorship and support that will enable them to take the organisation to the next level. Currently, Untold produces fashion shows and exhibitions during London Fashion Week, including the Fashion Diversity event produced in partnership with Mahogany Model Management and Museum of London. They have also produced shows at such venues as the Clink Prison Museum, The Foundling Museum and the Kensington Rooms and have an ongoing partnership with the London Design Festival. Untold also works with Clothes Show London and debuts at The Glam Show at Earls Court this October. "All of these opportunities have been created through the organisation since it began in 2007. Over the next year we are seeking to establish a base from which designers can have a retail presence which will also double up as a flexible workspace and training venue for new and aspiring designers. We are seeking to forge long term working relationships with our supporters and sponsors and this can be in varying forms, including services in kind and monetary donations". Contact: Maame Baryeh, Founding Director. Address: 1 Charmouth House, Dorset Road, London SW8 1EU. E-mail: info@un-told.co.uk
link to website

 

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