Samurai String Squad

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Charitable Registration Number: 89727 4437 RR0001

Please give what you can, so that everyone has a chance to live the music in our great nation’s capital city.

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Annual Donations

For more than two decades, audiences have enjoyed chamber music concerts of the highest calibre, presented by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society.

Our members help us to present Ottawa Chamberfest and our fall/winter Concert Series, commission new music, and enrich the lives of children and families with our arts education and outreach programs.

But ticket sales and other earned revenue cover only 34% of our cost to produce chamber music concerts throughout the year. We receive an additional 58% from sponsorship, government, and foundation grants. That leaves an 8% gap that our loyal members help us to bridge. They sustain our programming and ensure that our ticket prices remain accessibly within market value.

2% Fundraising Events
3% Foundation Grants
6% Donations
7% Other Revenue
24% Government Funding
27% Ticket Revenue
31% Corporate Sponsorship

Your Support Makes Things Happen!

We work hard to ensure that administrative costs are kept as low as possible. Only 18% of our total spending is on administrative salaries, rent, equipment, and other office expenses. Your donation has a direct impact on the artistic excellence we present all year long.

5% Cost of Goods Sold
6% Artist Travel and Accommodation
7% Marketing
7% Production
18% Administration
57% Artist Fees