2021 Festival Sponsors & Supporters

Our Corporate Sponsors
The key purpose of sponsorship is to support us in our charitable objectives of promoting the arts by enabling us to bring high quality performers to Rye at modest ticket prices and invest in assisting the appreciation and education of the arts.

Concepts of Rye, Ethel Loves Me, The Gallivant, Garden Gems, Heringtons Solicitors, J M Interiors, Manning Duffie Architects, Mermaid Inn, NFU Mutual, Old Borough Arms, Phillips & Stubbs, Puckhaber Decorative Antiques, Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, Rye Art Gallery, Rye Conservation Society, RX Architects, Clive Sawyer Gallery, The Green House, W Tollett Builders, W Gallery East Street, Webbe’s Fish Café and Wilson, Wilson & Hancock.

Our Private Sponsors
We very much welcome the contribution of our private sponsors as a vital element of our funding, especially when supplemented by our ability to claim Gift Aid within the established rules. Our wide range of events also benefits the individual venues that we use through the fees that we pay them. 

Stephen Ashley-King, Adrian & Lisa Binks, Kenneth & Margaret Bird, David Brilliant, Lord & Lady Clarke, Graham Dunning QC, Steve Edge & Jane Fogg, Madeleine Eve, Stuart & Linda Harland, Mark Harris, Andrew Hitchings, Sarah Hodson, Jonathan Jempson, Sandra Lanigan, Seana Lanigan, Sir Paul McCartney CH, Prof. Burton Rosner, Alexander Stiller, Nigel & Heather Wilkinson and our anonymous sponsors.

The benefits of sponsorship include complimentary premium seats for you and your guests at the event or events of your choice, listing on the Sponsors’ page in our brochure and on our website and an opportunity to meet performers (subject to their agreement). The minimum amount to share in these benefits is £250 – there is no maximum.


Rye Arts Festival offers thanks for their help and support to:

Rye Arts Festival offers thanks for their help and support to: the Rector and PCC of St. Mary’s Church, Rye; the Minister of the Methodist Church, Rye; the Rector and PCC of St Thomas’ Church, Winchelsea; Kino Digital, Rye; Rye Bookshop; Rye Community Centre; Rye Creative Centre; Rye Harbour Nature Reserve; Rye Heritage Centre; Rye Museum Association; Rye Town Council; St Mary’s Centre, Rye; The Mermaid Inn; Andrew Harrison, Harrison & Sons, piano tuners; Adams of Rye; Care Signs Ltd; Chatswood Associates; Grammar School Records; Rye Community Transport and all those who generously play host to the artistes.