Business Partnerships

What is Submerge Festival?

Submerge is a Bristol based digital arts and music festival which celebrates digital creativity, complimenting Bristol’s innovative tech economy and world-renowned arts scene.

The leading digital festival in the Southwest, Submerge encourages people across Bristol to explore digital arts, technology and culture.


Submerge core audiences are culturally engaged adults aged 18 – 35. They are social, ambitious and drawn to our immersive arts and music events because they are high quality, unique and off the beaten track.

Often tech-savvy digital natives, they use online platforms to discover social and artistic experiences to share with friends and via social media.


Submerge Festival is guided by an advisory board of business and arts professionals, and supported by influential partners. These include:

Arts Council England, Watershed, Pervasive Media Studio, University of the West of England, University of Bristol, Bristol Old Vic, Colston Hall, MAYK, Crack Magazine. Bristol 247, Theatre Bristol and Plaster PR.

Sponsor Opportunities

Submerge Festival receives 50% of it’s funding from Arts Council England, and otherwise relies on ticket income and sponsorship to deliver diverse digital arts, music and creativity events for all.

We’re seeking a lead sponsor for each of our high profile headline audiovisual and music events, plus smaller event specific and general sponsors for the festival.

Why Sponsor Us?

Submerge holds a unique position in the city as an entity that encourages collaboration between the digital economy, arts and culture, the City Council, Arts Council England and the Universities.

Sponsoring us will enable you to connect to new networks with key organisations, digital artists, academics and tech industry professionals in the Southwest and raise your profile across the city and beyond, accessing new talent and new clients.


We offer a range of sponsor packages, each with unique business benefits. From major companies to smaller local businesses, we can tailor our sponsor packages to meet your partnership objectives.

Please email [email protected] to receive our sponsor guide.