Corporate Support

Our corporate support programme offers companies, schools and other organisations to develop a unique association with Charleston and all of its activities, including the Charleston Festival, Small Wonder and a variety of events and high profile exhibitions. Charleston offers excellent benefits, including VIP hospitality, front row seats at festivals and free house tours.

Run by a small and dedicated team, Charleston is able to provide excellent brand awareness for its corporate supporters that sets it apart from other arts organisations. We work with local, national and international companies and schools as valued partners to deliver a wide range of impressive benefits, all at a bespoke level.

Charleston offers several levels of corporate support from becoming an Associate Partner, which offers year-round benefits, to sponsoring an event at the Charleston Festival or joining our patron’s circle, The Omega Group. Likewise, we also offer employees the chance to work at Charleston as part of corporate social responsibility programmes.

For further information, please contact Susie Tempest, Head of Development on 01323 815 161 or email:

Associate Partners are eligible for some of the following benefits:

  • Corporate entertaining from June to September takes place in the Charleston ‘Appleshed’ or in our quintessential artists’ garden. Take advantage of Charleston’s unique and beautiful rural setting in the South Downs (only 14 miles from Brighton) with the added diversion of tours of the house for all guests by specialist guides.
  • Employee engagement with the visual and literary arts through free entry to Charleston and the opportunity to attend creative workshops and lunchtime talks at your offices.
  • Exclusive tickets for clients or employees for events, including the renowned Charleston Festival in May and also Small Wonder, the UK’s only short story festival, in September.
  • Prominent acknowledgement of your association with Charleston on our print material and website.
  • Opportunity to sponsor an exhibition in the changing programme of shows that we put on in the Gallery at Charleston.

Charleston Festival Sponsorship

Companies can also sponsor an event at the Charleston Festival, which is one of the UK’s most successful independent festivals, which hosts almost 7,000 visitors each May and receives widespread coverage in the local and national press.

Sponsorship offers a range of benefits, including:

  • Crediting in the Charleston Festival programme and on all marketing material.
  • Crediting on the Charleston website, receiving an average 150,000 hits per month.
  • Prominent onsite branding at Charleston on the day of your event.
  • Live URL to your company website from the Charleston website
  • 20 complimentary tickets to your sponsored event with front row seating and VIP parking
  • The opportunity to entertain up to 20 guests in a private space at Charleston either prior to or after your event
  • Acknowledgement by the introductory speaker at your chosen Festival event

We would be delighted to talk further about how we can tailor a package of benefits for you around the Charleston Festival.

For further information about corporate support at Charleston, please contact Susie Tempest, Head of Development on 01323 815161 or email

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