Seek Sponsors

Sources for Cash Donations & Sponsors

Barn quilts are catching the eyes of corporate sponsors. Agribusiness, banks, insurance companies, paint companies and hardware stores are obvious corporate sponsors. Negotiate an exchange of cash or materials for brand promotion. Many trails invite the barn hosts and local businesses along the trail route to ‘Pay to Play’.

Local Sponsors (Example from Native Women’s Trail of Tears)

  • Barn Quilt Hosts – barn owners, property owners donated $250/block
  • Businesses owners on the trail route paid $800/block to host
  • Municipalities, Band Councils (e.g. Arts/Culture,Economic Development Committees, or Public Works Departments) $150/block

Potential Venues:
Garages, barns for storage and block preparation prior to painting.
Community centres, schools for painting.  Need washrooms, heat, comfort for volunteers.

Potential Funding:

Province of Ontario:

Government of Canada:

  • Canadian Heritage  Building communities through Arts & Culture 

Private Sector:

First Nations:

  • Casino Rama Economic Development Fund
  • Language & Culture Committees
  • Land Claim Trusts
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