As the largest private source of funding for the Festival d’Aix, donors play an essential role in our success. Their commitment represents a virtuous state of mind rooted in the values that are our core mission.
Indeed, thanks to this philanthropic spirit, you contribute directly to the realization of our ambitions:
The Festival’s raison d’être is, of course, to unite great artists and offer exceptional productions and performances every year. But it is also to further its policy of ambitious commissions and relentlessly search for innovative, participatory and multidisciplinary forms. Renowned throughout the world, the Festival d’Aix embodies and nurtures the absolute art that is opera.
For over 20 years, the Académie du Festival, with its innovative and unique projects, works towards the training and professional integration of young artists who will be making the opera of tomorrow and be the spokespersons for contemporary issues.
We are convinced that opera can and must be accessible to everyone, that it can speak to all audiences, all cultures, and all backgrounds. Your donation helps fund educational initiatives and artistic practices all year round within the SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, as well as musical projects and intercultural training throughout the Mediterranean Basin.
Festival goers in 2019: 63,000 spectators
Occupancy rates in 2019: 92% for operas
2019 Festival's budget: € 22M
Sponsorship / partnership's and patrons' funding: € 4.5M, almost 21% of the total budget
65% of the sponsorship proceed from national and regional companies and 35% from patrons