A bequest is a wonderful way of sharing your love of music and ensuring that others can enjoy the Canberra International Music Festival into the future. Your gift will make a significant contribution to the Festival and help us to continue providing audiences with exceptional musical experiences.

Leaving a gift the Festival in your will is called a bequest and it can take many different forms including:

  • A specific amount of money
  • A specific portion of your estate
  • Assets such as property, shares or works of art
  • The residual assets of an estate – what is left after other gifts and estate costs have been met.

For legal advice, please refer to the Public Trustee in your State or Territory.

The purpose of your bequest

Our team can work closely with you to help you decide what activity or project you could support as part of your bequest. You might want to create a prize for artists, create a new program or commission new works - there is space for you to be creative in your support. We recommend that a non-specific bequest be made to the Fund, providing the Festival with the flexibility to respond to priorities that may night have been identified at the time the bequest instructions were written.

Wording of bequests

As circumstances vary between individuals it is important that you consult with your professional advisors for advice on wording of the bequest.

How will my gift be managed?

Your gift will be managed by the Pro Musica Board and used according to your wishes.

For more information on bequests, please contact Gavin Findlay, our General Manager, by emailing or call the Festival office on 02 6230 5880. Please note, all our office staff are part-time and may not be immediately available to take your call. Please leave a detailed message or send an email and we will happily call you back