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LOCAL BUSINESS PROGRAM

As a major cultural event supported by Visit Victoria and Creative Victoria, RISING aims to invigorate the city during winter and support the City of Melbourne’s night-time economy with unique and engaging programming.

The Local Business Program aims to help business leverage a flux of visitation in the CBD this winter throughout the festival period, 01—16 June.

We're inviting small businesses that make up the fabric of the city to participate and be part of RISING, Melbourne’s newest major cultural festival.

Retail, restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, entertainment venues, tourist attractions, cultural institutions, hotels and accommodation providers, within the CBD are all invited to participate.

Simply fill in the form, and select the most suitable level of involvement for your business. In exchange, local businesses will be supplied with a digital asset kit. The most creative and impactful RISING offer or shopfront display goes into the draw to win $1,000 cash and a $250 RISING voucher.

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GET INVOLVED AND WIN

  • If you are a local business in the CBD, select the appropriate tier and complete a quick online registration form.
  • If you have a shopfront and a unique offering, select Tier 1 and RISING will list your offer on our website and deliver a decal and LED strip lighting for display during the festival.
  • If you're unable to provide a unique offering but have a shopfront you're keen to give a RISING theme or illuminate blue, select Tier 2 and we'll send you a free digital asset kit to help you promote your involvement.
  • In addition to benefitting from the increase evening foot traffic from tens-of-thousands of festival-goers, local business partners will be promoted across RISING Channels.
  • The most creative and impactful offer or shopfront has the chance to win $1,000 cash and a $250 RISING voucher.

TIER 1 : BUSINESS TO HOST A UNIQUE RISING OFFER

REQUIREMENTS

Local businesses must:

  • Host or offer a RISING experience or activation that's exclusive to and available during RISING 01—16 June 2024 (think: RISING-themed drink or meal specials, and art-inspired offerings)
  • Trade during festival hours (evening)
  • Be located within RISING’s festival footprint (see map)
  • Have a shopfront or façade which can be themed or illuminated in RISING’s blue throughout the festival period

BENEFITS

Business will recieve:

  • A free, high-quality circular window decal (500mm-diameter in size) to be adhered and displayed temporarily in your shopfront window or space during RISING
  • A free LED light strip for hire to illuminate your shopfront blue during RISING
  • A free official RISING digital toolkit with exclusive content and guidelines for use on your own channels to promote your involvement in RISING to drive new audiences to your business
  • A listing on the RISING website supporter's page and promotion through RISING’s marketing channels, subject to RISING's discretion
  • The chance to win a $1000 cash prize
  • The chance to win a $250 voucher for RISING merchandise

TIER 2 : BUSINESS TO LIGHT UP BLUE

REQUIREMENTS

Businesses must:

  • Be located within the City of Melbourne
  • Be operating business-as-usual (no offers required)
  • Illuminate their shopfront or facade blue throughout the festival period

BENEFITS

Businesses receive:

  • A free official RISING digital toolkit with exclusive content
  • A listing on the RISING website's supporters page, and promotion through RISING’s marketing channels, subject to RISING's discretion
  • A chance to win a $1000 cash prize
  • A chance to win a $250 voucher for RISING merchandise

Terms and conditions apply.

Registrations close 28 May.

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