Galway International Arts Festival has announced details of its 2019 Friends Campaign, which invites businesses and individuals to "get on board and play a part in creating something extraordinary" during the festival, which runs from July 15 to 28.
Last year represented GIAF’s most successful festival to date with audiences of 252,000 and an economic impact of €40.8 million. State funding provides for 22 per cent of the cost of the festival, with the remainder coming from box office, sponsorship, and the support of Festival Friends.
The festival points out that support from friends contributes to "the ability to present a world-class festival"; the commissioning of new projects, and the development of educational and volunteer programmes. Friends also receive complimentary tickets, priority booking, access to the best seats, and exclusive invitations.
“The festival is very grateful to our existing friends for the part they play in growing the festival year on year," said GIAF Friends manager Aisling O’Sullivan. "I’m excited to meet more of Galway’s arts and culture enthuiasts as we prepare for another record-breaking Festival this summer.”