Not for profit, but for love of the arts – The Regina Music Festival Association is a registered charitable, volunteer organization, and as such may offer the usual income tax benefits to its financial supporters. Volunteers work at the Festival as secretaries to the adjudicator and as door personnel. The Executive is also made up of volunteers who willingly give of their “spare time” outside of their regular employment to organize this festival of the arts.
The Regina Music Festival Association depends heavily on the donations of various organizations with Regina, and on the generosity of people like you to maintain its unbroken record of annual Festivals. The Festival costs approximately $60,000/year to put on. This includes the costs associated with advertising, hiring adjudicators, renting space for the competitions, renting instruments and equipment for performances, printing programs, purchasing entry forms, leasing of office space and all office supply costs. We receive only about 35% of this total from entry fees paid by participants. Entry fees are kept as low as possible to ensure the Festival is accessible to all young people. The balance of the budget comes from admission fees, program sales, advertising, grants and donations. Because grants have tended to diminish for arts organizations, donations have assumed a greater importance. The Festival Association is open to all interested parties and is not affiliated with any service club, corporation or any government agency. If you wish to become a member of the RMFA, you only need to advise us of your interest. We would be most grateful for your assistance. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in helping the Regina Music Festival, whether through funding or the generous donation of your time, please contact us!