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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 2015 your donations will play a vital role in bringing over 2,300 artists from 39 nations to the stages of our beautiful city. Donations from our Friends and Patrons are enabling us to present the Festival debut of Volksbühne Berlin with Herbert Fritsch’s sumptuous, satirical staging of Murmel Murmel. Our Benefactors are continuing to support our 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, the Edinburgh Playhouse and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Others are supporting our Creative Learning programme.
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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 email@example.com for an informal chat.
The Director’s Circle
The Director’s Circle is a group of individuals who each year make a donation towards a special project which is particularly personal to the Festival Director, usually including new or less familiar work which it might otherwise not be possible to programme. In 2015 Fergus Linehan has selected the Edinburgh debut of German director Herbert Fritsch and the Volksbühne Berlin with the ‘unstagable’ Murmel Murmel as the production which The Director’s Circle will support.
‘Murmel Murmel is a real Festival show – original, unclassifiable and unforgettable. It combines theatre, dance, visual art and composition while introducing us to a major new voice in European theatre, director Herbert Fritsch. The moment I saw it I knew that this was a work I wanted to share with the Edinburgh audience. I hope that you will consider assisting the Festival in bringing this work to Edinburgh by making a donation and becoming a member of the Director’s Circle.’ Fergus Linehan, Festival Director
If you would like to find out more please contact Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator on +44 (0)131 473 2064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.