A goal of the Regina Music Festival is to find stable financing to ensure the ongoing success of the festival. The Regina Music Festival costs $80,000 a year to operate. At present funding is provided by entry fees that cover approximately 35% of the costs to run the festival. Each year we seek the balance from individual and corporate donations, advertising revenue, donations at the door during the festival and other fundraisers. We are currently seeking ongoing sponsorship to ensure the future of our festival.
Discipline Sponsorships are used specifically to cover the administrative costs of that portion of the festival. On average, an adjudicator costs $675 a day, which includes professional fees, travel, hotel and meals. The Regina Music Festival hires approximately 10 adjudicators to adjudicate the music disciplines of Voice, Musical Theatre, Piano, Brass and Woodwinds, Strings, and Choir. Some adjudicators such as the choral adjudicator may be hired to work 2 days but others such as the Piano or String adjudicators work at the festival for a whole week.