Sponsoring the arts in Cambridgeshire – benefits to company and community

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition is run solely by volunteers who work closely with Swavesey Village College to help bring great local art to the community.

The exhibition has been growing in popularity since it started life as a small event at Cottenham Village College over 29 years ago.  To cope with this growth we are in need of sponsorship for 2020/21 to purchase new exhibition boards and hanging equipment.

Sponsorship will enable us to continue offering an inspiring and exciting art exhibition for all ages and walks of life. 

Our Beneficiaries

700 Visitors to the 2019 exhibition weekend.

100 Artists enter art work each year. One of our core values is to promote the arts in a totally inclusive way and as such there is no selection process, though the quality of work is always high. 

Swavesey Village College Students (11 to 16 years) help with the set up and running of the event, learn about building and curating an art exhibition and work towards their Arts Award. 


What people say

Brilliant platform for artists that have and don’t have experience exhibiting their work. Always a well organized event with lots of local talent to see". Hannah Veja 2017,
Thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition this weekend. Really inspiring and hope to show there next year". David Nunnery, 2017

Our Reach

  • 2000 Brochures, flyers and posters printed and distributed around the region
  • 1,250 pupils and 250 staff at the College
  • Online presence through social media and website
  • Visitors attend from all over Cambridgeshire, Norwich and beyond East Anglia- all receive a brochure
  • Mailing list of 400+ artists

Art Across the Community

Would you like to be associated with our art across the community ethos? From sponsorship in the brochure, logo display at the exhibition to inclusion in all PR and advertising, we are open to suggestions for those who wish to support the exhibition.  Sponsors and friends are invited to the Preview Reception where they can meet the artists and preview the artwork on offer.