Our Funding

Funding sources

Individual Giving

Our goal is to change the way people think about live art music.  But we can’t do it alone.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those wonderful people who responded to our 2018 Festival Appeal. We are enormously gratified by the level of support from those of you who share our vision for the Festival.

Our 2018 Appeal raised $106,566.50, exceeding our target of $95,000. The additional funds raised will assist in addressing the shortfall in revenue received from some other sources this year.

Revenue from individual donations contributes directly to the quality of our artistic programming and the calibre of international and Australian musicians we are able to bring to the Festival.

A list of donors who contributed to our 2018 Festival Appeal can be found here.

Our donors contribute up to 20 per cent of the funds required to present the Festival each year. We are enormously proud of the level of support we receive from our festival community.

Our 2017 Annual Report to Donors can be found here (1.7MB PDF download).

2019 Festival Appeal

Twenty five years ago, members of the Canberra community who shared a love of music began presenting concerts in private homes and embassies. From these small beginnings, the Festival has grown to become a 10-day event with a national reputation for its commitment to excellence and innovation.

We think 25 years is worth celebrating. If you simply wouldn’t miss the Festival each year or this is your first time, we would like to invite you to join with us to make 2019 our “Best Festival Ever”.

Click on an image below to find out how you can support our 2019 Festival.