Commissions - A MAJOR LIFT!
Our inaugural A Major Lift was fully subscribed in 2019. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, ‘A Major Lift’ raised $32,250 of which $2,000 has been put aside to kick start A Major Lift 2020.
A Major Lift is a new donor circle to raise money each year to commission Australian composers to write music that will premiere at the Canberra International Music Festival.
Becoming A Major Lifter gives you the opportunity to contribute to the creation of new music and then experience a world premiere performance. And afterwards, you, and your fellow Major Lifters, will feel the joy of clinking champagne glasses with a newly-premiered composer, knowing that their music came to life because of your support.
You can find more information on A Major Lift here (download pdf).
Our inaugural A Major Lift campaign in 2019 received a Creative Partnerships Plus1 ‘matched funds’ grant of $25,000. The Creative Partnership grant will fund the implementation of a customer relationships management system by the end of 2020.
Diverse Voices. The Festival is proud to commission diverse voices in composition including indigenous and female composers, both of whom are under-represented in contemporary art music. We also support and nurture the talents of the next generation of Australian artists, providing exciting opportunities for young composers to create new works. Further information about our commissioning policy can be found here.
The Festival has a long and proud history in commissioning new music so you can feel confident that your donation will be invested wisely. You can find out more about our history of commissioning here.
Our 'thank you' to donors. Donations to A Major Lift 2020 will be acknowledged in our 2020 Festival program. You, and fellow Major Lifters, will be invited to a special ‘Meet the Composer’ donor event. This will be a chance to meet the minds behind the music.
our 2019 major lifters
Rachel McCallum & Gavin Morrison
Lilian & Govert Mellink
Kate Morgan & Richard McHugh
Prof Ingrid Moses AO & Dr John Moses
Anna & Bob Prosser
Margaret & John Saboisky
Brenda & Mark Simkin
Elsina Wainright and James Hooke
Allison Will & Jonathan Woodger
Margot Woods & Arn Sprogis
Robyn & Penleigh Boyd
Jennie & Barry Cameron
Frances & James Carter
Bev Clarke & Graham Chalker
Catherine Hawkins & David Windsor
Rosemary & Peter Ingle
Margaret & Peter Janssens
Maria Kwiatkowska & David Hawkins
Gabrielle Lewis & Damien O'Donovan