Trusts and Foundations

Trusts and Foundations and Cultural Partners provide much needed grants.

Trusts and Foundations

We are very grateful to all the Trusts and Foundations that support our aims to encourage participation in the arts and the opportunity for everyone to experience and enjoy the International Festival. Find out the many ways in which your Trust or Foundation can help us below.

Learning & Engagement

Alongside our artistic programme we also deliver unique learning and engagement opportunities, both year-round and for International Festival specific projects. These projects encourage participation in the arts by young people, resulting in positive social and educational impacts on individuals, schools and communities.

Three school teenagers looking at technical equipment and smiling
© Gaelle Beri

Widening Access

We aim to widen access to the International Festival through specific ticketing initiatives such as the Young Musicians Passport; Accessible Performances for audiences with specific requirements such as BSL, captioned and Audio-Described performances; and programming and marketing initiatives to reach new and under-represented audiences.

Couple on stage with a guide dog, walking around the set with background projections and grass on the floor
© Gaelle Beri


Following the success of our groundbreaking three-year residency with Castlebrae High School, the Edinburgh International Festival embarked on a new three-year residency in 2018 with Leith Academy, designed to enrich the life of the school. Read more about the Leith Academy residency here.

To find our more about how your Charitable Trust and Foundation can support the Edinburgh International Festival, please contact Katherine Shaw on +44 (0) 131 473 2070 or

Three Leith Academy students in blue t-shirts holding boards and life-sized photo frames
© Ryan Buchanan