Sponsorship at the SHMF
With over 100 world-class concerts a year, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (SHMF) is one of the largest international cultural events in existence. The independent sponsorship department of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival mbH has been solely responsible for attracting, connecting and caring for corporate partners since 1996.
Sponsors are extraordinarily important for the SHMF. In addition to the sale of tickets and support from the state of Schleswig-Holstein, more than one third of the Festival’s annual budget is made possible by donations, grants and sponsors.
Everyone is welcome to give what they can. Whether you’re interested in being a main sponsor or wish to support a local initiative, every bit helps to enable the state-wide concerts and projects.
The sponsorship department sees itself as the representative of sponsoring organizations‘ interests. We stand for the professional execution of two-way services and for the achievement of all goals for all parties.
The arrangement we have with each of our over 100 partners is as individual as the sponsoring organization itself. We do not offer standard packages, but reach a unique sponsorship agreement with each partner individually.
We distinguish between four main models of partnership:
The main sponsors are the most important partners of the festival. They are able to use the entire Festival, with its various program points and publications, as their platform.
Concert/Presenting Sponsors, and Product Partners
Through their targeted support, they help make specific concerts and projects possible. These events become the exclusive platforms for a range of possible individual measures for our sponsors.
Corporate Initiative, SHMF Lounge
Corporate Initiative members become involved through their yearly financial support of the Festival in general, enabling core aspects of the artistic program to continue.
Local Cultural Initiative
Through the combined efforts of small and medium-sized local organizations, local cultural initiatives make long-term planning and concerts possible, right where you are.