Since our very first festival in 1983, the Orkney Folk Festival has relied heavily upon the generous support of businesses, public funding bodies and individuals via our Patronage programme. Box Office sales only go part of the way in making the festival financially viable, and we owe an enormous debt of thanks to everyone who has supported the festival over the years.
The last few years have been particularly challenging, for everyone. With fixed overheads and no live festival during the pandemic, and now with costs escalating around us, we have leant even heavier upon such generous support – and have been heartened by how quickly and heavily our community, both locally and nationally, rallied to ensure the festival’s long-term future.
In 2022 we welcomed a number of new sponsors and supporters, as well as individual patrons, in addition to our sponsors of long-standing. Increased grants from public sector funding at a local and national level has also been very gratefully received and welcomed.
In order to acknowledge the contributions from our ever-increasing number of corporate sponsors, we have created a three tier system to better indicate the level of contribution. However great the amount, to all of the organisations below – we genuinely couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you.
For information on becoming a corporate supporter of the Orkney Folk Festival, please email us.