Our inaugural 2021 festival will arrive at a time of post-pandemic recovery. As Melbourne’s major festival, RISING will play a fundamental role in reconnecting neighbours, Australian cities and international communities after a period of separation, loss and economic hardship. Art binds us through collective wonder; it proposes solutions for how we rebuild.

An association with RISING presents an opportunity that can’t be found anywhere else. You’ll play an integral role in rebuilding what was broken, help create unifying new cultural works and reintroduce Australian audiences to the joys of shared experience. We can’t do this without your help.


Join a special group of people whose passion, loyalty and commitment to the arts help us create extraordinary experiences that energise our city, help fulfill its artistic potential and introduce broad audiences to bold new work.

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Each partnership is tailored to suit your business’s needs. You’ll receive a personalised suite of benefits across print, screen and online advertising; in addition to branding on marketing materials, onsite activation, premium hospitality events and tickets.

Interested in partnering with RISING? Reach out to Johanna.