WE’D LIKE YOU
TO BE INVOLVED.

We now invite corporates to get involved, support two fantastic local charities and achieve your CSR objectives by promoting your business with this high profile, PR-friendly event.

To celebrate the opening of the new Curragh and to help raise funds for the vital work of two fantastic charities local to Kildare, Irish Injured Jockeys & Sensational Kids, we are inviting you to join us in creating a unique public arts initiative. Under stARTers orders is a collection of 20 lifesize resin horse sculptures that will be painted by some of Ireland’s top artists and celebrities and then put on public display to form a Public Art Exhibition in a variety of locations in and around Kildare in 2019 before being auctioned off at the time of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh in order to raise valuable funds for these two local charities.

This is an opportunity for you to work with The Curragh, Irish Injured Jockeys & Sensational Kids, show that you take corporate social responsibility seriously, and also enjoy a unique platform to associate your business with.

We are now inviting sponsorship partners to become involved in this fantastic project.

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to download the Sponsorship Information Pack for this project.

THE HORSE SCULPTURES

The horse is constructed from a polyresin fibreglass material; it is primed and ready to decorate. When finished, it will be mounted on a custom-made plinth which will carry a plaque that gives the reader information about the sponsoring company and other information relating to the trail and charities.

Once the project is over, all sculptures will be adopted or sold and can then be displayed in offices, homes or other suitable locations.

HOW YOUR BRAND WILL BENEFIT

Under stARTers orders will bring businesses, the creative community, local and international media and the public together over the course of this fantastic project.

20 horse sculptures will be painted and displayed to create a trail for people to follow in the largest public arts event ever to happen in and around Kildare.

There are a number of different ways that your business can become involved at different levels of commitment, so that whatever your budget, you can support this fantastic event.

BE A SPONSOR OF THIS FANTASTIC EVENT

There are a number of ways you can become involved at different levels of commitment, to suit all budgets. So, whether you’re a local business looking to raise your profile and attract new customers, or an international company looking for CSR, engagement, media or other opportunities, we’ve a tailored package for you.

Sponsorship Packages:

LEAD SPONSOR
OF THE EVENT

€25k

In return for your investment of €25,000, we will be able to reciprocate in a number of ways including, but not limited to:

  • Lead Naming Credit on all advertising and promotional materials and in all social media communications for the under stARTers orders sculpture project for the duration of the event.
  • Your name and logo to appear on EACH AND EVERY one of the naming plaques which will be attached to the presentation plinths.
  • Your name and logo will feature along with your message and Company Information / ad in our printed route map.
  • Your name and logo will be prominently displayed alongside and in conjunction with the official charity partner names and logos.
  • Opportunity to choose and ultimately take ownership of a unique piece of art from the designs submitted by our talented artists.
  • Opportunity to commission a specific design for your horse, if you so wish.
  • Highlighting your Corporate Social Responsibility credentials to our artists, followers, sponsors, residents and tourists to Kildare and around Ireland.
  • Highlighting the link between you, The Curragh Racecourse and our two charity partners.
  • Sharing information, photographs and updates about your involvement in the project with our high profile artists, fine art purchasers, sponsors, tourists, local and outlying residents around the country, via our numerous Social Media channels, website and printed materials.
  • Strong visual presence (banners and signage) at our official launches (artists and general public) and press photo-calls.
  • Recognition of involvement and input in press releases and other publicity.
  • VIP tickets and speaking opportunities at all under stARTers orders events.
  • Full A4 page colour advert in our exclusive Commemorative Auction Catalogue.

INDIVIDUAL HORSE ADOPTION

Commission your own design €15k / Adopt an artist / sculpture €10k

  • Upfront purchase of a sculpture of your choice, brand exposure throughout the project and ownership of a piece of art after the project is finished.
  • The opportunity to commission a specific design for your horse, if you so wish.
  • Your company logo and descriptor on your sculpture plaque.
  • Your name and logo will feature along with your message and Company Information in our printed route map.
  • Marketing and brand exposure highlighting your Corporate Social Responsibility credentials to our artists, followers, sponsors, residents and tourists to Kildare and around Ireland.
  • VIP tickets to all Under StARTers Orders events.
  • Full A4 page colour advert in our exclusive Commemorative Auction Catalogue.

HORSE SPONSOR

€2k

  • Your company logo and descriptor on a sculpture plaque of a horse of your choice.
  • Your name and logo will feature along with your message and Company Information in our printed route map.
  • Marketing and brand exposure highlighting your Corporate Social Responsibilitiy credentials to our artists, followers, sponsors, residents and tourists to Kildare and around Ireland.
  • VIP tickets to all under stARTers orders events.
  • Quarter page colour advert in our exclusive Commemorative Auction Catalogue.

HOST LOCATION

€2k

  • The opportunity to host one of the sculptures for the duration of the trail, ideal for hotels, restaurants, retailers, pubs and other premises looking to increase footfall and attract tourists / other visitors.
  • Your name and logo will feature along with your message and Company Information in our printed route map.
  • Footfall from thousands of trail followers as they visit sculptures on the trail route.
  • Marketing and brand exposure highlighting your Corporate Social Responsibility credentials to our artists, followers, sponsors, residents and tourists to Kildare and around Ireland.
  • VIP tickets to all under stARTers orders events.
  • Quarter page colour advert in our exclusive Commemorative Auction Catalogue.

CORPORATE DONATION

€250-€1k

  • Marketing and brand exposure highlighting your Corporate Social Responsibility credentials to our artists, followers, sponsors, residents and tourists to Kildare and around Ireland.
  • Tickets to all under stARTers orders events.
  • Your brand included on the website on the trail map and in our Commemorative Auction Catalogue.

To find out how to purchase one of these fantastic pieces of art please contact one of the team below:

Dave Southern

under stARTers orders,
E-mail: dave@stARTersorders.ie
Mobile: +353 87 672 7911

Evan Arkwright

The Curragh Racecourse Ltd,
E-mail: eark@curragh.ie
Mobile: +353 45 441205

Michael Higgins

Irish Injured Jockeys,
E-mail: mhiggins@irishinjuredjockeys.com
Mobile: +353 45 533011

Karen Leigh

Sensational Kids CLG,
E-mail: fundraising@sensationalkids.ie
Mobile: +353 45 520900
Media Queries:

Carey-Ann Lordan

Red PR,
E-mail: clordan@redpr.ie
Phone: +353 52 6184343
Mobile: +353 87 9270730