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The core investment that the Edinburgh International Festival receives from the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland plays a critical role in ensuring our stability and success.

Crucial support from other public sector bodies, charitable funds, the corporate sector, international partners and agencies, trusts and foundations and our individual benefactors, patrons and friends is also vitally important in enabling us to maintain the Festival's scale and quality. We are grateful to all these organisations and individuals, who make the Festival possible.


Edinburgh City Council  Creative Scotland 

Project Grants

Scottish Government


Event Scotland logo


Principal Supporters

Dunard Fund
Léan Scully EIF Fund

Festival Partners

Official Catering Partner

appetite Direct logo


Automotive Partner

Arnold Clark logo


Production Sponsor

Arup logo


Broadcast Partner

BBC Radio 3 logo

Production Sponsor

Baillie Gifford

Festival Partner

Document Solutions 

Capital Document Solutions

City Dressing Partner

DPI Print logo

Venue Partner
EICC logo

Hotel Partner

The Glasshouse logo

Official Retail Partner


Hotel Partner

Macdonal Holyrood Hotel


Hosting & Network 
Services Partner

Pulsant logo

Production Sponsor

Quilter Cheviot logo

Festival Partner

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo logo

Festival Partner

Russian Standard Vodka logo

Hotel Partner

Sheraton logo

Festival Partner

Steinway & Sons logo

Production Sponsor

Turcan Connell logo

University Partner

The University of Edinburgh

Fireworks Concert 

Virgin Money

Hotel Partner

Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian logo

Media Partners

Auditorium Magazine logo  


BBC Music Magazine logo  


Classic FM  


Sinfini Music logo 

Principal Donors
American Friends of the Edinburgh International Festival
The Director’s Circle
Edinburgh International Festival Benefactors
Edinburgh International Festival Commissioning Fund
Edinburgh International Festival Education Fund
Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund
Edinburgh International Festival Friends and Patrons
Edinburgh International Festival Opera Development Fund

Corporate Associates

A.G. Barr p.l.c.
Alba Water
Champagne Tattinger
Cullen Property 
Dimensions (Scotland) Ltd
Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Edinburgh
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP
Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd
Omni Centre Edinburgh
Pickering's Gin
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The Rutland Hotel and Apartments
Scottish Beverage Services
Springbank Distillers Ltd
Villa Maria

International Partners and

Australian High Commission to the United Kingdom
Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian High Commission to the United Kingdom
Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec 
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Edinburgh
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Edinburgh 
Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh
Consulate of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
Culture Ireland
The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United Kingdom 
Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom
The Embassy of the United States of America, London
The Government of Flanders
Institut français d’Ecosse
The Italian Cultural Institute, Edinburgh
The Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China
Norwegian Consulate General Edinburgh
Québec Government Office, London
The Romanian Cultural Institute
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
Swiss Cultural Fund UK
Taipei Representative Office in the UK, Edinburgh Office
The United States Consulate General, Edinburgh

Trusts and Foundations

The Bacher Trust
The Binks Trust
The John S Cohen Foundation
The Ernest Cook Trust
Cruden Foundation Limited
The Peter Diamand Trust
The Evelyn Drysdale Charitable Trust
Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust
The Inches Carr Trust
Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
Miss H I McMorran Charitable Trust
The Morton Charitable Trust
The Negaunee Foundation
The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust
Risk Charitable Fund
The Russell Trust
The Stevenston Charitable Trust
The Sym Charitable Trust


Benefactors and Patrons
Thank you to the following individuals for their support of Festival 2015.

Director's Fund

James and Morag Anderson
Sir Ewan and Lady Brown
Anne McFarlane

Geoff and Mary Ball
Sir Gerald and Lady Elliot
Jo and Alison Elliot
Joscelyn Fox
Gavin and Kate Gemmell
Frank Hitchman
Niall and Carol Lothian
Donald and Louise MacDonald
Anne McFarlane
David McLellan
Roger Miller
Mairi Rankin
Michael Shipley and Philip Rudge
Keith and Andrea Skeoch
Jim and Isobel Stretton
Andrew and Becky Swanston
John-Paul and Joanna Temperley
Susie Thomson
Claire and Mark Urquhart
Mr Hedley G Wright
Zachs-Adam Family

Platinum Reserve

J Attias
Richard Burns
Bridget and John Macaskill
Keith M Miller CBE
Aileen and Stephen Nesbitt
Charles Smith

Platinum Supporter

Roger and Angela Allen
William and Elizabeth Berry
Neil and Karin Bowman
Katie Bradford
Carola Bronte-Stewart
Chris Carter and Stuart Donachie
The Rt Hon Lord Clarke
Lord and Lady Coulsfield
Tom and Alison Cunningham
John Dale
Sue and Andy Doig
Mr and Mrs Ted W Frison
Gillian Gaines
Celia F Goodhew
Raymond and Anita Green
George Gwilt
David and Judith Halkerston
Kenneth Harrold
Shields and Carol Henderson
André and Rosalie Hoffmann
J Douglas Home
Dr Jean Horton
Sir Brian and Lady Ivory
Alan M Johnston
Fred and Ann Johnston
Paul and Christine Jones
Mr and Mrs Roddy Jones
Prof Ludmilla Jordanova
David and Brenda Lamb
Tari and Brian Lang
Norman and Christine Lessels
Alan Macfarlane
Chris and Gill Masters
Duncan and Una McGhie
Francis Menotti
David A Millar
Sir Ronald and Lady Miller
David Milne and Liz Sharpe
Patricia and Alex Neish
Nick and Julie Parker
Tanya and David Parker
Lady Potter AC
Donald and Brenda Rennie
Janine Rensch
Sir Duncan Rice and Lady Rice
Andrew and Carolyn Richmond
George Ritchie
John D Ritchie
Ross Roberts
Fiona and Ian Russell
Dr and Mrs George Sypert
Robin and Sheila Wight
Mark and Ulrike Wilson
Ruth Woodburn
Neil and Philippa Woodcock
Mrs Irené M Young

Mr Douglas Wight

In Memoriam
Elayne Mills