Sample donation form.

Sample donation form.

You Make Us Better

Your modest investment in us makes a big difference. The support we receive helps us bring in and fairly compensate artists and performers, produce the events that we imagine, work with local businesses and institutions and reach out to youth and communities.  Donations from the members of our community help to sustain and grow our organization.  You can donate via Createscape and Canada Helps. Please specify "Open Ears" in your donation and you will receive a tax receipt.

click HERE to donate (specify "Open Ears")

BTE13: Strings Attached - Kitchener Civic Square : photo by Phil Bast

BTE13: Strings Attached - Kitchener Civic Square : photo by Phil Bast


We are always on the lookout for people who believe in the creative vision of Open Ears. We rely on our volunteers to keep the air vibrating with amazing things. If you want to help out with events during the festival or throughout the year with organizational tasks or board work, let us know! Please contact us at to join our very appreciative community.

Our Government and Foundation Partners

Festival Sponsors

Silver sponsor


Bronze sponsor


Our Corporate and Community Partners


For the first time, we are introducing levels of annual support


$5,000+ Founders' Circle



$2,500+ Champion



$1,000+ Visionary

James Harley

Kimberly Barber



$500+ Leading Edge

Mark Connolly

Mohan Thomas

Marianne Leach


$250+ Contemporary



 $100+ New Century

Chad and Rachel Knapp

Christopher Mayell

Richard and Amanda Burrows

Julie Hastings

Anne Brydon



$20+ Festival Friend

David Caldarelli