High quality, memorable performances and Orkney itself are only part of what makes the St Magnus International Festival a unique event. The Festival has won widespread international acclaim for innovative commissioning of new work and championing of community arts and arts education. With the personal support of arts lovers like you, it presents an artistic programme the equal of many major city-based festivals across the world.
We can offer exciting packages for sponsors, including free tickets and advertising at venues, in our publications and online. Contact Charlotte Rendall for more details
You can make a real difference by joining the St Magnus International Festival's membership programme or by making one-off or regular gifts towards the work of the Festival.
Supporters range from individuals to families to businesses and each contribution goes directly towards making things happen. Our funders and sponsors make the Festival possible.
About £100,000 comes from ticket sales. Generous ongoing support from Creative Scotland Orkney Islands Council and a range of other trusts and sponsors allows the Festival to continue but this money needs to be raised each year. The Festival costs more to run than similar events on Mainland UK because of the costs of travel to Orkney and the extra time that artists need to take to travel here. To compensate, we ask them to take part in lots of events and we have an unrivalled contribution by volunteers to keep costs down.
The Festival operates as a Scottish Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee.
Artists and Commission fees 31%
Venues, Staging & Production 17%
Student Bursaries 1%
Staff, Premises & Admin 24%
Orkney's own St Magnus Festival Chorus and Mayfield Singers (both impeccably drilled) in a big, bold, enthusiastic account of Walton's Belshazzar's Feast.”