We are a registered charity. We rely on a combination of statutory funding from Arts Council England, grants from trusts and foundations, income from private and earned sources, and donations from individuals.
We are the cultural voice of the River Thames. We promote events with a river link, whether they are sporting and well-being activities, environmental initiatives, heritage and education programmes. We also promote the river as a vital natural ecology and a great place to visit, live and work. We want the river to play a central role in the life and culture of London.
Our heritage and education programmes are mostly free, they are open to all, and are directed at London’s most deprived boroughs. Our annual festival, Totally Thames provides a high-profile platform for artists, environmentalists, rowing clubs, riparian community ventures and other river stakeholders to showcase their work.
Each year we need to raise £350,000 to develop our work – your donation will help us to succeed.
The impact of Covid-19 is being felt across all of our income streams, so we need your support now, more than ever. We recognise that this is a challenging time for many. However, if you can consider making a donation, it will be hugely appreciated.
Become an official Totally Thames sponsors!
- Branding opportunities.
- Access to our diverse audience.
- Supporting your local community.
- Association with a leading London festival.
Sponsorship can be tailored to suit your business, and our team will help develop the perfect package to meet your needs. You can sponsor the festival as a whole, or an individual event.
For more information contact Adrian Evans
Adrian founded the Thames Festival in 1997 and has been its director ever since. He enjoys being fully immersed in the foibles, characters and peculiarities of the River Thames. His background was in producing music and cutting-edge theatre in unusual locations, after that he went on to produce Archaos, the enfants terribles of the circus world, and from there to producing open air festivals on London’s South Bank. He was Pageant Master of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
There are several areas of our work which currently attract funding support.
- Arts and culture
- Artist and new work development
Are you passionate about the Thames? Do you enjoy arts and cultural events, and interacting with the public? Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are an essential part of our team and help us bring the river to life during Totally Thames. You will be ambassadors at our events, providing information to audiences, assisting with the smooth running of events, and gathering audience feedback, while gaining new skills and experience, learning more about our river community.
For more information contact Annabel Taylor-Munt
Annabel completed her Degree in Design at Goldsmiths University of London, before going on to receive various grants to write and produce moving image work. Taking a keen interest in community-focused projects and local history she joined the Thames Festival Team as an intern in the heritage department before becoming the Totally Thames Programme Manager.