Keen to share your experiences, knowledge and expertise with others? Want to grow your reputation as a go-to expert in your field? Need to disseminate news, information or good practice with the wider sector? An editorial partnership with Arts Professional can give you the exposure, profile and positioning you need.

What is an Editorial Partnership?

We work in partnership with a wide range of organisations to share their experiences, expertise and business skills across the widest audience possible: Arts Professional's readers.  Editorial partnership gives arts organisations and businesses an unrivalled opportunity to promote and publicise their knowledge and business to arts sector leaders, decision-makers and influencers - in their own words. We work together to publish content that's written by our editorial partners over a 12 month period, allowing partners' messages, values and thought leadership to shine through, and sharing valuable insights to all working in the cultural sector. 

Exclusive Partnership Benefits

We offer our editorial partners a range of exclusive benefits to ensure high visibility:

  • We publish up to 10 of your articles over a 12-month period, to reinforce your work and your brand over a sustained period.
  • Articles are branded with your corporate identity, to support brand recognition across our readership.
  • We publish your content as part of our regular editorial content. We also create a microsite of your content within our site. 
  • All partnership articles in our archive and the microsite are open to all readers.
  • Our editorial team work closely with you to identify themes that will generate the most interest among our readers, and help you to style your contributions to attract and hold readers’ attention.
  • We offer a 20% discount on banner advertising, event listings, and solus emails. (No discounts are given for recruitment advertising.)
  • Your logo - and our partnership - will be published on our home page.
  • You'll be our first call when our news team is looking for experts to comment on relevant news stories.

Why be a Partner?

You can share learning and findings more widely (from research or otherwise), and position your organisation as thought leader experts in your field: both will help you build and maintain profile across the cultural sector. Partnership with Arts Professional can get you noticed by those who use and value your products, services or advice. 

Our partners are all experts in their own fields and have important things to say to our readership. Some of them are suppliers to the cultural sector involved in functions such as finance, marketing or ticketing, while others have a more arts-specific remit. Over the years, they have included organisations and businesses involved in a wide range of activities, including:

ArtFund_: 'Getting to know your audiences'

Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy: ‘Fundraising for the future’

Baker Richards: ‘Achieving commercial potential’

Creative & Cultural Skills: 'Towards a new workforce'

Kevin Osborne: 'Racial equity'

people make it work: 'Supporting the cultural sector to change and develop'

The Audience Agency: ‘Understanding audiences’

Ticketsolve: 'Achieving success with data'

Our partners say they have found their partnerships with us to be an extremely cost effective way of developing positive brand recognition, and most ask to renew their partnerships for at least a second year.

Options and Prices

Our editorial partnerships are very flexible, so you can choose the option that suits you best over a 12-month period.

A partnership costs a minimum of £400 a month for a 12-month period. This buys £6,000 of exposure at our rate card prices, discounted by 20%.

For example, a partner may choose to:

  • Write 6 x articles (6 x £645) = £3,870
  • Book an 4-week web banner  = £450
  • Send two solus emails (2 x £1250) = £2,500
  • Book a 4-week premium event listing = £275

Total £7,095 less 20% = £5,676 or £473 per month

We strongly recommend that, for maximum effectiveness, an editorial partnership should extend for a 12-month period, but if price is the main barrier for you, we can under some circumstances work with partners for shorter periods of time.

For more details of editorial partnerships, prices and eligibility, email or call Kim on 01223 200200.