We’re grateful to have received support from the Town of Guilford and a large number of Shoreline businesses, charitable organizations, community groups and arts organizations. The town, the school system and churches have graciously allowed us to use their facilities. Businesses have welcomed music, theater and dance into their spaces, contributed money, made in-kind donations and donated items for a fundraising auction. Foundations and individual donors have contributed funds without which we couldn’t operate and put on the festival.
We got our start with seed money from the Guilford Foundation based on their faith in the festival and their belief in its value to the town. Click here to see what other businesses, foundations and individuals made the 2017 festival possible.
The Guilford Foundation has returned as a significant funder in 2019, as have Guilford Savings Bank and Shore Publishing/Zip06.com. New sponsors so far this year include Whitfield & Water Shoppes. We’ll be announcing more 2019 sponsors in the coming months. Please be one of them!
To make a donation or grant to the festival, contact William Boughton, festival chairman and head of fundraising, or Donita Aruny, festival secretary and grants administrator. To become a sponsor, visit our Donate page and download our 2019 sponsorship form and benefits sheet. To sponsor a specific act or a venue, donate products or in-kind services, or buy space in our printed and online programs, contact Peter Hawes, festival vice chairman and head of programming.