Supporters of the Festival

Without our supporters the festival couldn’t possibly happen and our utmost gratitude goes those who believe in the aims and mission of the festival.


Arts Council England

The national development agency for the arts in England, providing funding for a range of arts activities.

The Arts Council through their Grants for the Arts programme have been the chief funder of the festival and have enabled the festival to be accessible for a diverse range of audience members

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University of Sheffield

A world top 100 university and number 1 in the Russel Group for student experience. The university has backed the festival for two years running.

The festival is a champion of the university’s #WeAreInternational campaign.


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Refugee Week

Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary


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Evans Cornish Foundation

Striving for equality and justice for all by supporting the most marginalised and promoting human rights





Supports and develops arts by, about and with refugees and migrants from marginalised communities



The Sheffield Town Trust

The Sheffield Town Trust was established in 1297 and is one of the oldest charities in England. The Trust has a disposable income of about £450,000 per year which is distributed ‘for charitable and public purposes’ for the benefit of Sheffield and its inhabitants.