Donations from our supporters play a significant role in the financial health of the Festival, enabling us to bring the world’s finest performers in opera, music, theatre and dance to Scotland each summer.
As a charity we aim to cover our costs each summer, approximately 50% of the Festival’s total income is generated through sponsorship, donations and earned income including ticket sales, with 50% coming from public sector grants. We therefore look to the generosity of our supporters to ensure the Festival remains a world class event each year, and continues to attract the widest possible audiences by offering heavily subsized ticket prices.
As a curated Festival, we cover all the costs of presenting the performances in Edinburgh. Substantial costs are covering artists’ fees, paying for flights and accommodation and the costs of hiring venues. Additionally, there are many ‘behind-the-scenes’ costs that you might not have considered from lighting gels to projector hire, batteries to laundry powder, or for example a humble but essential part of the technical department’s kit - gaffer tape. Among the many uses of gaffer tape is securing the thousands of metres of cable used to, quite literally, light up each Festival. In 2012, we used an impressive 500 rolls, it certainly does add up! These are just some of the costs that the Festival has to cover. We hope that you will help us light up Festival 2013 by making a donation today.
Contributions of all sizes, no matter how small or large, make a real difference in helping to provide us with much needed funds. We simply could not present a programme of this calibre each year without the generosity of our supporters.
2013 Director’s Circle
The Director’s Circle is a group of individuals who identify with the ideals of the Festival, and each year support a particular performance, or series of performances, which encapsulate the spirit of the Festival. Thanks to the generosity of the Director’s Circle members, audiences will be treated to two concerts of the music of Stockhausen, Messiaen and Kurtág performed by pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard and electronics composer Marco Stroppa. Stroppa’s music will quite literally surround The Hub audience from all directions, exploring the new sound worlds that cutting edge technology has opened up to piano music. These concerts will truly be a celebration of creativity in composition, technology and the process of performance which lies at the heart of Festival 2013’s theme.
If you are interested in making a donation to a project that is at the heart of this year’s Festival, then please consider joining as a member of the Director’s Circle. Please contact Zuleika Brett, Individual Giving Manager or phone 0131 473 2064 for more details.
Become a Benefactor
Our Benefactors are individuals whose contributions make a significant impact on the Festival. With gifts in excess of £5,000 Benefactors can choose to support the core programming, or dedicate their gift to an area that they are most passionate about. Click here for more information on becoming a Benefactor.
In addition to making a donation, you can also show your support by joining our membership programme the Festival Friends and Patrons. We are extremely grateful to those that have the foresight to leave a gift to the Festival in their will. Thank you to all of our supporters, each and every contribution makes a difference.
Gift Aid - help us make your gift go further at no extra cost to you. Simply download the Gift Aid declaration form, sign and return to us.