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Festival Philanthropy

From modest beginnings, Sydney Festival has become a critically acclaimed and respected international arts festival. Generations of Sydneysiders know that each January they will be inspired, enlivened and entertained by some of the world's leadings artists and performers alongside the most respected home grown talent. The Festival has become synonymous with energy, style, spectacle, sophistication, diversity and accessibility - values that reflect the confidence and vitality of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Today, Sydney Festival attracts a total audience of approximately 1 million each year making it the nation’s most popular cultural event and giving the city a focus for international attention.

Over the past four years the Festival has been building a Philanthropic program. It offers our supporters the opportunity to get closer to the Festival and its artists and the enables us to present productions that otherwise would be out of reach. The program offers various levels of support with a variety of benefits including priority booking, VIP access and exclusive event invitations.

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Become a Festival Lover
$1,000 tax deductible donation

Festival Lovers play their role in supporting Sydney Festival's unique transformation of the city each summer.

Festival Lovers receive benefits including:

- Festival Launch: Invitations to the Official Launch of Sydney Festival 2016.
- Festival Tickets: Access to a pre-sale period and a personalised ticketing service.
- Acknowledgements: Sydney Festival Brochure, Website and Event Programs.
- Love Letter emails: An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Festival from the Festival Director
- Festival Lovers will also receive invitations to selected special events.
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Become an Associate Producer
Corporate: $5,000+gst
Individual:$5,000 donation, of which $4,500 is tax deductible

Associate Producers are aligned with one or two Sydney Festival highlight productions that require additional financial support in order to be realized. In 2015 the Associate Producers supported Long Grass a new dance work by Indigenous choreographer Vicki van Hout and also a new Australian theatre work, Masquerade by Australian actress and playwright Kate Mulvany.

Associate Producers receive benefits including:

- Insights into the creative process with updates on progress and invitations to special events related to the relevant productions.
- Program Briefing: Invitations to a cocktail party where Festival Director Lieven Bertels will outline highlights of the upcoming Festival.
- Festival Launch: Invitations to the Official Launch of Sydney Festival 2016.
- Festival Tickets: Access to a pre-sale period and a personalized ticketing service.
- Acknowledgements: Sydney Festival Brochure, Website and Event Programs.
- Love Letter emails: An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Festival from the Festival Director

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Become a Festival Hero
Corporate: $10,000+gst
Individual: $10,000 donation, of which $9,000 is tax deductible

Our Festival Heroes are a group of committed Sydney siders who believe in supporting the Festival's international programing, nurturing home-grown Australian artists and contributing to the continuation of the extensive free and discounted ticketing programs.

Festival Heroes receive benefits including:

-Insights into the creative process and invitations to special events involving Festival artists.
- Directors' Dinner: Invitations to a Sydney Festival Preview Dinner with members of the Directors' Circle and Festival artists.
- Festival Launch: Invitations to the Official Launch of Sydney Festival 2016.
- Festival Tickets: Access to a pre-sale period and a personalised ticketing service.
- Acknowledgements: Sydney Festival Brochure, Website and Event Programs.
- Love Letter emails: An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Festival from the Festival Director

The Directors' Circle
The Directors' Circle is comprised of people interested in gaining the sort of personal insight that only comes with a very close relationship. Philanthropy from individuals or foundations is encouraged and will be directed to a wide range of programs including artistic and audience development. In addition to the ticket and invitation benefits detailed in the Festival Hero package our Director Circle members are offered exclusive interactions with Festival artists and the Festival Director.

For further information please contact Philanthropy Manager, Marita Supplee on (+61) 2 8248 6510 or by email: marita.supplee@sydneyfestival.org.au

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Sydney Festival is a deductible gift recipient. Sydney Festival believes that the portion of donations stipulated as tax-deductible, will be tax-deductible but makes no warranty in this regard. It is the responsibility of the donor to take its own tax advice. Donations are non-refundable. If you would like to support the Festival as a Lover, a Hero or an Associate Producer, download, complete and return this form:

By post: Sydney Festival, Level 5, 10 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
By fax: (+61) 2 8248 6599
By email: marita.supplee@sydneyfestival.org.au

Alternatively, call Marita Supplee on (+61) 2 8248 6510 for further information.


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