Support / Sponsors
Research has shown that people who attend one kind of arts event are likely to attend another kind, and this is what propelled five local arts festivals to form a collaborative group several years ago. The Hillside Festival, Guelph Dance, the Guelph Film Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival, and the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival realized that the benefit of a presenting/promotional partnership was that it would strengthen each of the five organizations’ capacity by building audiences and by sharing resources. It would also promote cultural and artistic activities for all ages and abilities, and would help build a healthy and vibrant arts community in Guelph. The Fab 5 project stimulates economic growth through our partnership with Guelph Tourism and the Downtown Guelph Business Association, and increases community engagement by providing a model that promotes artistic collaboration and co-presentation.