The 3D Festival marking the opening of the V&A in Dundee in September has received a £250,000 funding boost.
The two-day event on September 14 and 15 will feature a concert in Slessor Gardens plus a host of free events.
Up to 20,000 people from Dundee, Scotland and around the world are expected to attend the free festival, which will take place in Slessor Gardens at the centre of the Dundee waterfront.
A range of businesses have contributed to the sponsorship deal.
Award-winning wealth managers Brewin Dolphin, which has an office in Dundee, is one of the firms backing V&A Dundee’s 3D Festival.
Ian MacDonald, head of Brewin Dolphin’s Dundee office, said: “As proud supporters of V&A Dundee, Brewin Dolphin is delighted to be involved with the opening 3D Festival, which will be a spectacular and colourful event.
“The opening of the museum is a momentous occasion for Dundee and Scotland, and chimes with Brewin Dolphin’s desire to create a lasting legacy for future generations.”
DC Thomson and Co Ltd is also supporting the two-day festival.
The Northwood Charitable Trust, the Thomson family’s private charitable trust, and DC Thomson have both gifted significant funds for the development of the V&A.
DC Thomson chairman Andrew Thomson, said: “We’re delighted to support V&A Dundee and, in particular, look forward to the exciting opening of this international centre of design.
“We’re proud to be supporting our community in the form of this world-class attraction. It’s a positive time for the city and we’re very pleased to be playing our part.”
Further support has been pledged by NCR.
The business, which employs 500 people in its Dundee Research and Development Centre of Excellence, designed and built its first ATM in the city more than 40 years ago.
Adam Crighton, vice president of hardware engineering, said: “NCR has been part of the Dundee community since 1946, and continues to have a strong presence in the city today through the design and innovation advancements taking place in our Discovery R&D campus.
“Working with the V&A Dundee team and supporting the launch event gives NCR a great opportunity to be part of the exciting changes taking place across the city.”
Arts & Business Scotland, which promotes collaboration between Scotland’s business community and the arts and heritage sectors to deliver new cultural projects, is providing match funding for NCR’s sponsorship of the 3D Festival via its Culture and Business Fund Scotland.
Chief executive David Watt said: “Marking the launch of V&A Dundee this September, the 3D Festival will be a fantastic showcase for everything Dundee has to offer in this very special year for young people in Dundee and throughout Scotland.
“Bringing together three prominent local businesses to help make it happen, it’s also a perfect example of the substantial mutual benefits business and the cultural sector can achieve by working collaboratively together.”
V&A Dundee’s 3D Festival is a key event in Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, a year-long programme of events and activities.