The current situation
The COVID-19 pandemic has been extremely challenging for the whole arts and culture sector, with many live events cancelled over the past 12 months, and others only able to go ahead with reduced audiences.
In addition, many of the grant-giving organisations on which we usually rely have diverted funds to crisis support or have suspended their funds completely. Whilst we are delighted to have received some support from Arts Council England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through the Culture Recovery Fund, as well as a small number of other generous funders, the situation remains challenging.
Here at BREMF, we have used these extraordinary circumstances as an opportunity to explore new ways to reach audiences across the globe. By producing an online festival this year, we are opening BREMF to the whole earth. Please support us in any way you can, and wherever you live by joining our Friends Scheme, sponsoring a particular project or by making a donation.
Become a Festival Friend
Become a member of the BREMF international family as a Festival Friend and keep BREMF alive. One of the benefits of an increased focus on digital events is the ability for us to share BREMF@home films with audiences around the globe.
There are a number of different levels at which you can support us, starting from just £35. Most funders will not support our core running costs, so this type of flexible support is vital.
Range of Friend benefits
We welcome our Friends with a range of benefits from priority ticket booking, to receptions at events and priority viewing of BREMF@home event trailers. We are very grateful to everyone who supports us, at whatever level.
See the full range of levels and benefits.
- Bronze Friend (formerly Friend) from £35 upwards
- Silver Friend (formerly Supporter) from £85 upwards
- Gold Friend (formerly Contributor) from £150 upwards
- Platinum Friend (formerly Premium Contributor) from £250 upwards
- Guardian Angel (formerly Artistic Director’s Circle) from £500 upwards
BREMF Sponsorship Scheme
Make a donation for a specific activity through our BREMF Sponsorship Scheme.
Our Festival Sponsorship Scheme runs alongside our Friends membership scheme, and allows you to support the areas that interest you most. With no live events possible this year our focus has had to change, but the three main areas for sponsorship remain.
support the production of specific online programmes: artists’ fees, filming and recording, animation, photography etc.
support the production of high-quality online materials for use in the classroom, which will be designed in partnership with our artists and schools.
Young Artist Sponsor:
support our BREMF Live! alumni to develop much-needed digital skills and experience. Our online support will include mentoring and seminars to enable young artists to adapt to the post-COVID world.
We would like to thank all those who have generously supported the festival over the years. Without your help, Brighton Early Music Festival could not continue to bring top quality artists to Brighton. Thank you!
We also remember Vivienne Carter, Alex Bruce and Tom Clemens whose legacy donations continue to enable the work of the festival and who are fondly remembered by all of us at BREMF.
Find out how you can fund the future of Early Music by remembering BREMF with a gift in your Will.