Become a “Mécène” of the French Institute

Since 1992, the French Institute has brought together all French Language and culture lovers in Estonia. We are one of 900 members of the French Institutes and Alliances network worldwide. Why not join us in our mission to diffuse French culture even further, and help develop partnership with Estonian artists and creators ?

We offer a number of different sponsorship levels to meet your needs and priorities. Discover further down how your company will benefit from a partnership with a renowned institution like the French Institute.

About the French Institute network : facts and figures

  • 130 000 yearly attendees to our events
  • 12 000 students and alumni
  • 500 French-speaking professionals in Estonia
  • 40 journalists in our contact list
  • 300 media reviews each year (newspapers, magazines, radio, TV…)
  • 4000 unique visitors per month on our website www.ife.ee
  • 7000 subscribers to our newsletter
  • 4800 followers of our Facebook page with a high level of commitment
  • 600 subscribers to our online media library
  • 1000 twitter followers, with 10 000 tweets a month
  • 700 instagram followers
  • 10 Youtube playlists

Sponsorship Benefits at a glance

The French Institute relies on its members – both individuals and benefit plan sponsors – for the financial resources that support the wide range of cultural activities it sets up.

Here is what we offer in return for your generous donation:

  • Association with the prestigious brand “France”Visibility : inclusion in our publications, in media and advertising campaigns, with logo print outs (flyers, posters, programs…), Logo with hyperlink to corporate page online (website, social networks, newsletter…). Logo on our online “Wall of Fame”.
  • Visibility at events organized by us or in partnership with us (PÖFF, HeadRead, Francophonie festival, Accord festival, etc)
  • Benefit from content marketing initiatives to promote your company and its activities
  • Offer advantages to your staff, clients and partners : receive exclusive invitations to special events organized by or in partnership with the French Institute, gifts, free-access to our Online Library Culturethèque, discounts on our French classes in our Language Learning Center…

By associating yourself with the the French Institute’s communication, your clients and partners will be aware of your sponsorship activities. You will position your company as a first-rate brand, both locally and internationally.

Sponsorship levels

There are various levels of sponsorship, to suit different businesses and budgets. You can decide to sponsor a specific event, a particular area of our activities (music, cinema, architecture, performing arts, literature, translation, debates…) or you can leave it to us to allocate funds on ambitious programs. Let us talk about it together.Here is a list of our future projects: re-opening of the Youth media Library, opening of a language learning center antenna in ülemiste for professionals, developing our digital offer…

How to procede ?

Individuals: there is no minimum contribution. Your name will appear on our online “Wall of Fame”, as a “benefactor of the French Institute in Estonia”, whatever the amount of your participation.Corporate Sponsors: by becoming our Mécène, your company will benefit from many advantages. You can also decide to become an official partner of the French Institute, We can discuss requirements together.Foundations: if you feel we share missions and values do not hesitate to contact us. We will discuss how we can help you meet your objectives.Each partner is unique and as such has its specific agenda. There are many ways to support the French Institute. Discover which option meets your needs most! You may also contribute from abroad (your donation can be tax-deducted).

Feel free to contact us : Ulla Kihva in charge of cultural projects : ulla.kihva(at)ife.ee
Dora Catheline, assistant to the director of the French Institute : dora(at)ife.ee

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