2019 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
Dunn Architects
Ethel Loves Me
The Gallivant
Garden Gems
Heringtons Solicitors
JM Interiors
Just Ten Gallery
The Kowitz Family Foundation
Madison’s Fashions
Manning Duffie Architects
Marsha by the Sea
Old Borough Arms
Old Dairy Brewery
Opera in Style
Plaristo Gallery
Puckhaber Decorative Antiques
RC Joinery
Rother Environmental Group
Rye Conservation Society
RX Architects
Save & Invest
Shepherd Hut Studios
Skinners of Rye
Tuscan Kitchen
Union Steak House
Webbe’s Fish Café

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. 

RM & SJ Arblaster
Stephen Ashley-King
Adrian & Lisa Binks
David Brilliant
Lord & Lady Clarke
Steve Edge & Jane Fagg
Madeleine Eve
Paul & Caroline Fincham
Stuart & Linda Harland
Mark & Susannah Harris
Paul & Mary Higgins
Andrew Hitchings
John & Sarah Hodson
Jonathan Jempson
Sir Paul McCartney CH
Prof. Burton Rosner
Michael St Clair George
Alexander Stiller
Nigel & Heather Wilkinson
and four 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, complimentary drink on arrival (at events with a bar), complimentary Concert Programmes (classical music events only), an invitation to the Sponsors’ Party 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:
The Rector and PCC of St. Mary’s Church, Rye; the Minister and Clifford Foster of the Methodist Church, Rye; the Rector and PCC of St Thomas’s Church, Winchelsea; Kino Digital, Rye; Rye Art Gallery; Rye Bookshop; Rye College; Rye Community Centre; Rye Harbour Nature Reserve; Rye Harbour Sailing Club; Rye Heritage Centre; Rye Museum Association; Rye Town Council; St Mary’s Centre, Rye; Lamb House (National Trust); Martello Developments; The Mermaid Inn; Phillips & Stubbs: Webbe’s Fish Café; Winchelsea Cellar Owners; GMP Accountants; Jaques Samuel for the Fazioli Piano; Andrew Harrison, Harrison & Sons, piano tuners; Morfeys Removals, piano installation; Adams of Rye; Care Signs Ltd; Fletcher’s House Restaurant; Grammar School Records; Arthur Reynolds; Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust; Rye Community Transport; Sweet Williams Florists …and all those who generously play host to the artistes.