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Alternatively, please call +44 (0)131 473 2065.
How your donation will be used
Each and every donation, no matter how large or small, is most gratefully received, helping to provide us with the funds needed to invite the world’s most talented artists to Edinburgh and ensure the Festival remains a world-class event each year. In 2013 your donations played a vital role in bringing over 2,200 artists from 36 nations to the stages of our beautiful city. Donations from our Friends and Patrons enabled us to present The Wooster Group’s sold out run of Hamlet. Our Benefactors continued to support the series of morning concerts at The Queen’s Hall, with many also opting to support particular evening performances at the Usher Hall, the Festival Theatre and the Playhouse.
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Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue for every pound that a UK tax payer gives us, at no extra cost to you. Simply choose yes next to the gift aid declaration when making your donation or download the Gift Aid declaration form, sign and return to us.
Other ways to make a difference
Play an integral role with the Festival by choosing to donate at the highest levels, either as a Festival Benefactor or a member of The Director’s Circle. Your support can go directly towards our core programming costs or a particular area of the Festival programme.
The donations of our Benefactors make a significant impact on the work of the Festival. Depending on their particular area of interest, Benefactors can choose to dedicate their support towards a particular performance or strand of work at the Festival that they are most passionate about. Alternatively we welcome donations towards our general programming costs, enabling us to direct support towards those projects most in need of funds. These donors enjoy unrivalled access to performances and special events.
We ask Benefactors for a minimum donation of £5,000. If you too have a passion for the arts and would like to make a generous and profound difference to the Festival, please contact Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal chat.
The Director’s Circle
The Director’s Circle is a group of individuals who each year chooses to make a donation towards a performance, or series of performances, which particularly encapsulates the spirit and theme of that Festival. Thanks to the generosity of the Director’s Circle members, 2013 audiences were 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 quite literally surrounded The Hub audience from all directions, exploring the new sound worlds that cutting edge technology has opened up to piano music. These concerts were a true celebration of creativity in composition, technology and the process of performance all relevant to Festival 2013’s theme.
If you would like to find out more please contact Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or email@example.com.