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Widely regarded as one of the greatest arts festivals in the world, the Edinburgh International Festival transforms one of the world's most beautiful cities every August, presenting three exhilarating weeks of the finest classical music, theatre, opera, dance and visual art from around the globe.

We couldn’t do it without the incredible support of Trusts and Foundations, whose generous contributions play a vital role in making this unique event possible. From supporting a particular artist, art form or production to funding our innovative and inspiring year-round education and engagement programme these hugely important supporters enable us to stage a festival which is the envy of the world.

For details on how your trust or foundation can make a difference, please contact Sadie McKinlay, Head of Sponsorship and Development on +44 (0)131 473 2062 or email

The Morton Charitable Trust supports the Festival Photographer position each year. The role is an exciting opportunity for an up-and-coming photographer to develop his or her craft and contact book while capturing the dynamic, lively character of the Edinburgh International Festival in a reportage style over three weeks.

Previous winners of this position include photographers Beth Chalmers, Mihaela Bodlovic, Alex Aitchison, Clark James, Stuart Armitt, Sally Jubb, Eoin Carey and Claudine Quinn.

The Morton Charitable Trust is delighted to create exciting new ways for audiences to engage with the Edinburgh International Festival by supporting its innovative and inspirational photography project.

Trustees of The Morton Charitable Trust