Stellar Projects – Nightfall

Sponsor Name: Lyndsey Stephenson

Location: North Yorkshire

Sector: Arts

Budget: 50k - 100k

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Stellar Projects are seeking sponsorship to support their annual light festival “Nightfall”.


Stellar Projects – Nightfall: In an increasingly dark world, colour and light are essential to making us feel joy and happiness and are vital to giving us a sense of togetherness and belonging.

At Stellar Projects, we bring colour and light to people’s lives!

Based in Stockton in the heart of the Tees Valley, we create memorable experiences using art and culture, transforming familiar places with light and colour to provide moments of connection, inspiration and joy.

Our annual flagship light festival Nightfall creates shared experiences for people of all ages, delighting and inspiring communities across 4 days in Stewart Park, Middlesborough every December, showcasing the work of local, national and international artists, hosting live performances, and engaging residents in creative workshops.

Nightfall reaches an annual live audience of 20,000+ people, with 38% of audiences coming from Middlesborough, and 91% of these state improved wellbeing as a result of participation, with a 5* visitor satisfaction rating. We also have an online reach of over 5,000, engage more than 100 schools and community groups each year, have multiple partnerships across the region, and significant press coverage, as well as generating over £533,000 GVA for the local economy each year.


Target Audience

38% of our audiences come from Middlesborough, with the rest coming from the wider Tees Valley region and beyond. Audiences are typically families and young professionals!

Key Dates and Timings

Sponsorship opportunities vary, from a one-week sponsorship in December 2023 to year-round partnerships with an even bigger reach, and even more benefits for your business.

Specific Opportunity Details

In December 2023, we are expanding Nightfall - turning Stewart Park in Middlesborough into a 5 day illuminated adventure for more than 28,000 visitors with our new theme – PLAY AMONG THE STARS! As the only large-scale light festival in the Tees Valley & one of the largest events of its kind in the North East, sponsoring Nightfall is a fantastic opportunity for your business!

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available, including a Principal Partner, Corporate Partners, and a Corporate Club. Each level offers a range of different benefits, with the potential to reach more than 28,000 people in person and 5,000 people online across one year.

Features and Benefits

Depending on the package you choose, you could have access to a range of benefits, including:
- The chance to stand out from competitors and show your commitment to the region by aligning your brand to a renowned cultural festival that inspires and delights more than 28,000 people.
- The chance to sponsor our centre-stage artwork across the 5-day festival, putting your company’s name against a remarkable and renowned piece of art, seen by thousands of audience members.
- Your company logo on our website, alongside details about your support for Nightfall on our social media channels, and in our printed brochures.
- The use of our logo to showcase on your website and social media channels.
- Invitations and tickets for your clients, employees and stakeholders.
- The chance to exhibit your business at the event with your own space.
- Access to creative workshops for your staff, and volunteering opportunities for your team to get involved in.
- Framed certificate to showcase your level of commitment and an annual report to showcase the impact of your support.

Other Partners

Sponsorship is a new area for us, and as such we are seeking to build relationships with those who are keen to gain access to remarkable marketing opportunities, achieve their Corporate Social Responsibility goals, and make a huge difference to communities in Middlesborough and beyond.


Packages range from £1,000 to £10,000

Other Info

Get in touch with us today to find out more about our different offers.