Did you know that it costs $160 per person to put on our festival? As a registered Federal Charity, we welcome the financial and in-kind support of individuals, entrepreneurs and businesses who wish to enrich the cultural life of Northumberland County.
Since 2007, as a year round non profit arts organization and Registered Charity we’ve asked donors to support our vision. Our Artists in the Schools program brings music to young people, our Community Concert program grows Arts audiences in our region, our Songwriters Showcase discovers local talent, our Village Sessions learning series creates opportunities for small group learning, and our annual Labour Day weekend Festival is known right across the country. We are a community organization that celebrates and encourages learning, grows leaders, brings joyful experiences to volunteers, and engages towns and hamlets in Northumberland and beyond.
Each year we ask for your help to make this possible. Our donor fundraising goal is about 15% of our annual budget. The rest is raised by us, through ticket sales, grants and other means.
We appreciate your support to help our programs continue.
How do we spend our budget?
Toward the festival: for performers; maintaining our chattels, for site services (water, potties, electricity); feeding our army of festival volunteers; plus funding our outreach programs, and paying staff.
Our year round activities engage over 300 volunteers, now a vibrant and skilled group. Each year we offer a tremendous learning opportunity for youth, create partnerships with local organizations that increase knowledge, and support many local suppliers and businesses.
The Shelter Valley Folk Festival's charitable objects are as follows:
- To create and produce a performing arts festival, giving opportunities for our community to understand and appreciate performance, and for artists to develop their craft through participation in the festival
- To bring the arts into our community by providing art performances in public places, senior citizens homes, churches, community centres and schools
- To bring enjoyable, educational art-focused workshops into our community
We hope you’ll consider a donation toward our efforts.
Contributions of goods and services are welcome and appreciated. Each In-Kind donation is recognized by the levels to the right, according to the value of the good/s provided, or service provided (a tax receipt for services is issued following Revenue Canada guidelines which requires an invoice and payment exchange). If you wish to discuss donations of In-Kind goods, please contact us.