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 are always looking for sponsors and you can donate directly here.
We would like to apologise to those who have already contacted us to support the Festival this year and have not yet heard from us. Due to staff absence we have been unable to process a number of applications, however this is now being resolved and we aim to have all applications processed by the end of February, which is well in advance of the publication of the programme. If you have not heard from us by then please contact us. Your supporter benefits will be unaffected.
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%
There is no other event, certainly in Scotland, that blurs the boundaries between community arts and the professional world as relentlessly as Orkney's St Magnus Festival.”
St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN
T: +44 (0)1856 871445
St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.