Limelight Banner Signs 


Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of Volcano
Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of Sesere
Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of Nobody
Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of Newland
Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of HanselGretal
Image of student performing in Step into the Limelight production of Africa

Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, the Education Directorate produces Step into the Limelight, the ACT’s largest youth creative and performing arts showcase event, Step into the Limelight involves over 2000 students from the ACT’s 83 public schools. The Gala Showcaseis held in the AIS Arena allowing greater student involvement and larger audience capacity. This event is unique to the ACT; no other state has an arts showcase event which covers the five art forms of dance, drama, media, music and visual art. The production has been recognised by ACT Children's Week and the Canberra Area Theatre Awards for the integral role it plays in linking schools with professional arts organisations and providing vocational pathways in the arts for ACT students.

Step into the Limelight uses sponsorship funding to create high quality arts programs for students. These programs utilise the skills of locally and nationally renowned artists to extend students beyond what they can achieve in the classroom. Depending on the nature of the partnership and the number of students involved, these programs cost between $2000 and $6000 to run.

The Step into the Limelight program brings together the ACT community. As a sponsor your business will gain valuable access and exposure to Canberra families and provide support for ACT public education and the creative arts in our local community.

All enquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities should be directed to the Production Manager, Step into the Limelight, ACT Education Directorate on 6142 0480 or email limelight@ed.act.edu.au.

Sponsorship Packages

Principal Sponsor

For sponsorship to the value of $10 000 +, Principal Sponsors will receive:

  • Prominent branding for the event on promotional material:
    1. Logo and acknowledgement on front cover of souvenir program
    2. Full page coloured ad in souvenir program
    3. Full splash screen of logo and supporting statement during Gala Showcase
    4. Prominent logo and supporting statement on Step into the Limelight website with a link to your company’s website
    5. Onsite display of company’s banner or flag at entrance to events
  • Invitation to the launch of Step into the Limelight events hosted by the Minister for Education and the Director-General of Education
  • Complementary tickets in VIP seating to the Gala Showcase
  • Appreciation plaque

Major Sponsor

For sponsorship to the value of $5 000+, Major Sponsors will receive:

  • Prominent branding for the event on promotional material:
    1. Logo and acknowledgement in souvenir program
    2. Half page coloured ad in souvenir program
    3. Splash screen of logo and supporting statement during Gala Showcase
    4. Logo and supporting statement on Step into the Limelight website with a link to your company’s website
    5. Onsite display of company’s banner or flag at entrance to events
  • Invitation to the launch of Step into the Limelight events hosted by the Minister for Education and the Director-General of Education
  • Complementary tickets in VIP seating to the Gala Showcase
  • Appreciation plaque

Supporting Sponsor

For financial or in-kind sponsorship to the value of $1 000 +, Supporting Sponsors will receive:

  • Branding for the event on promotional material:
    1. Logo and acknowledgement in souvenir program
    2. Banner ad in souvenir program
    3. Inclusion of logo in a sponsors’ splash screen during Gala Showcase
    4. Logo and supporting statement on Step into the Limelight website with a link to your company’s website
  • Invitation to the launch of Step into the Limelight events hosted by the Minister for Education and the Director-General of Education
  • Complementary tickets in VIP seating to the Gala Showcase
  • Appreciation plaque