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    For over 35 years LIFT has platformed an astonishing diversity of work that engages with the big ideas of our times in eye-opening, witty and entertaining ways. LIFT is young at heart and curious of mind: we exist to challenge, provoke and invigorate, and most importantly to be bold, to experiment and to learn. We are ambitious and we want to do more.

    Your support is vital in making our work happen. As an individual or business there are many ways you can show your support to LIFT.

    Every penny makes a difference. If you’d like to make a one off donation of any amount you can give your gift to us here and we’ll shower you with thanks.


    Original work is the beating heart of LIFT, enabling international and local artists to explore new ideas and realise their ambitions, making LIFT open, unique, authentic and able to respond to the themes and questions of the day.

    Our Commissioning Circle is key to this ambition and is made up of people who share our imagination and our desire to look at things differently. We’d be thrilled to welcome you to join us in throwing open a window to the world through performance.


    £120+ per year | £10 per month

    • An invitation to our Festival opening party
    • Monthly updates from the LIFT team
    • Priority booking for LIFT shows and events
    • An exclusive preview of the LIFT 2018 programme
    • Recognition on LIFT’s website


    £1000+ per year | £84+ per month

    • All the benefits of a Commissioner, and additionally:
    • Invites to post-show drinks at premieres of new commissions during the Festival
    • Invitations to meet artists and attend rehearsals or sharings of commissions
    • Invitations to other LIFT events and parties
    • Behind the scenes news from the LIFT Team and Artistic Director
    • Personal booking for LIFT shows and events

    Young Commissioner+

    £300+ per year | £25+ per month

    If you’re a young supporter with big ambition we’ll give you all the benefits of a Commissioner + until you turn 35.

    All levels are eligible for support through the Gift Aid scheme. For monthly and quarterly instalments please contact francis@liftfestival.com or call 020 7968 6800.

    The annual donation amounts above are minimum suggestions; if you feel able to contribute more please do consider the increased impact you can make on LIFT’s commissioning potential. Gifts can be payable monthly, quarterly or annually.

    Benefit values do not exceed £25 and therefore your full donation will be eligible for Gift Aid. For further information or to purchase benefits seperately please contact Francis Christeller francis@liftfestival.com or call 020 7968 6800.


    Partnering with LIFT is a unique opportunity to make a mark on London and to attract the attention of thousands of people, every day, right across the capital – giving your company countless chances to let your brand light up the city.

    We don’t circulate ready-made packages, we tailor very individual relationships with companies to ensure that we can deliver what you really want.

    To talk about creating a sponsorship opportunity or partnership that breaks the mould and allows something amazing to happen for you and us, get in touch with us on 020 7968 6800 or e-mail francis@liftfestival.com.

    We’re open to discuss any ideas you may have.





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    Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust, Baskin Family Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch), Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Foyle Foundation, Golden Bottle Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Noël Coward Foundation, The Sackler Trust




    Mark Ball, Katie Bradford, Bernard Donoghue, Martin Harrison, Craig Hassall, David Kaskel & Christopher Teano, Jason King & Kevin Isaacs, David Philip, Helen Shute, Alan Strong, Aileen Walker.


    Jonathan May, Phoebe Reith, Tiru Thiruvilangam.


    John Atherton, Jo Burns & James McDonald, Lucy Curtis, Dame Amelia Fawcett DBE, Rose Fenton, Lily Harriss, Lew Hodges, Richard Huntington, Judith Knight, Simon London, Rosamund McCarthy and Sir Stuart Etherington, Mitra Memarzia, Ishani O’Connor, Donna Thomson, Kate Ward.

    LIFT America
    Sharon Karmazin, Marianne Mills, Kate Lear, Luigi Caiola, David Binder, Dugan Moore, Lois Whitman, Al Berger, Auerbach Foundation, Jayne Sherman, B Square + 4 Productions, Jason Pizer and Rachel Weinstein, Harriet Leve, Lloyd Fruge and Michael Shulman & Sara Slifka.

    Thank you to our anonymous donors and all the wonderful people we’re not able to list here by name, who have given their time and encouragement to help us achieve all that LIFT does.