The ICF is a not for profit Limited Company run by North Wales potters, South Wales Potters and Aberystwyth University. Each of the shareholders appoints two directors to organise the festival on their behalf, each of whom provide their services on a voluntary basis. Over the last few festivals the running costs have increased significantly, placing a great burden on the Festival budget and potentially threatening its continued existence. Additional sponsorship helps us to continue to run the Festival, as well as develop opportunities for everyone to experience ceramics beyond the festival weekend. The ICF is an internationally renowned biennial ceramics event, We are the premier European Ceramic Festival, it is the only Festival to showcase the World’s leading ceramists, kiln Firings and Lecturers in one place together at the same time.
We are actively seeking your financial support in securing the future of this event. All donations no matter how small will make a great difference in securing this event for future generations.
All donations will be acknowledged on our website unless privacy is requested.
Paid as one sum on date you specify.
Paid to honour the memory of someone you love.
Gifts made by Will to provide general operating costs.
Gifts made to set up specific events normally provided at the Festival.
Corporate Sponsorship Our corporate sponsors provide financial assistance, equipment and materials; work in kind and general help and advice, without which this festival might not be possible. There are many ways to support the festival; we are especially keen to develop other opportunities outside the Festival event such as developing more residencies for emerging makers. If you would like to sponsor the festival please
Demonstrate your company’s commitment to the Art of Ceramics. We can help you to:
• Build your own Ceramic collection.
• Introduce you to some of the UKs leading potters.
• Give advice on commissioning Ceramic Art Work.
• Hold workshops for your employees: Making and firing.
• Arrange lectures on ceramics.
• Introduce you and your employees to UK Ceramic collections.
• Place your Company Logo with a link to your company on our website
Packages for sponsorship and Corporate donations can be tailored to your specific needs.
£50 sponsors a Festival Assistant for a day
£250 will sponsor a school activity
£300 will cover the cost of a lecture
£400 will sponsor a Student Demonstrator
£500 will sponsor an Emerging Maker
£1000 will sponsor a UK demonstrator
£1000 will sponsor the Cup Sale
£2000 will sponsor an alternative kiln build
£2000 will sponsor an International demonstrator
£3000 will sponsor the Family Tent
£4000 will sponsor the New Technologies area
£5000 will sponsor the demonstrator’s exhibition
Volunteer your services
Do you have skills or expertise in an area that that would benefit the Festival? Please get in touch.
Friends of the Festival
If you would be interested in supporting, setting up or coordinating a Friends of the ICF group, please get in touch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAIN FESTIVAL SPONSOR
We are also very grateful to receive continual support and sponsorship for the festival from: