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Philanthropy

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE

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Sydney Festival CEO Christopher Tooher, Peter Freedman AM, and Festival Director Wesley Enoch / credit Patrick Boland


"I'm supporting the country that gave me everything and the city that I love" – Peter Freedman AM, Owner and Founder of RODE Microphones

Sydney Festival’s philanthropic program offers you the opportunity to join a growing number of like-minded private donors who play a key role in the Festival’s success and make a direct contribution to our artistic productions.

For further information, please contact Head of Philanthropy, Marita Supplee, on 02 8248 6510 or marita.supplee[at]sydneyfestival.org.au.

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.


WITH SINCERE THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
Sydney Festival wishes to thank the following individuals, foundations and organisations for their generous philanthropic gifts over the last 12 months:

PRINCIPAL PHILANTHROPIC PARTNER
Peter Freedman AM 

MAJOR DONORS 
Hooper Shaw Foundation
Anthony and Suzanne Maple-Brown
Martin-Weber Family
Neilson Foundation
Roslyn Packer AC
Scully Fund
Turnbull Foundation

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE 
Anonymous
Antoinette Albert
John Barrer
Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron
Tom Hayward and Fiona Martin-Weber
Penelope Seidler AM

FESTIVAL HEROES 
Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert
Altaire Productions & Publications
Larissa Behrendt and Michael Lavarch AO
Elizabeth Laverty
Dr Kathryn Lovric and Dr Roger Allan
David Mathlin and Camilla Drover
Julianne Maxwell
Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS 
The Arcadia Syndicate
Carol Crawford
Roslyn and Alex Hunyor
Adam and Vicki Liberman
Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM
Robyn Martin-Weber
John and Jo Millyard
Villa & Villa P/L
Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey
Ray Wilson OAM

FESTIVAL PATRON
John and Helen Barclay
Dianne and Terry Finnegan
James Kirby and Claire Wivell Plater
Lisa Jackson Pulver
Lyndall and Trevor McNally
Mary Read
Ezekiel Solomon AM 

FESTIVAL LOVERS 
Paddy Carney
David and Anne Craig
Barry Fitzgibbon
Linda Herd
Lizanne and Julian Knights AO
Kiong Lee
Cheryl Lo
Fiona Long
Amanda Love
Ann McFarlane
Mary Read
Jillian Segal
Christopher Tooher  

OUR THANKS TO THE SUPPORTERS OF RONA Unlocked

Antoinette Albert, Prof. L Behrendt and M. Lavarch AO, Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron, Carol and Andrew Crawford, Julie and Gavin Dennis, Camilla Drover, Tom Hayward and Fiona Martin-Weber, Robyn Martin-Weber, Linda Herd, Chris and Rhae Shaw, David Kirk MBE and Brigit Kirk, Julian and Lizanne Knights, Elizabeth Laverty, Anthony and Sharon Lee, Dr Kathryn Lovric and Dr Roger Allan, Suzanne and Anthony Maple-Brown, Julianne Maxwell, Jerry and Ali Meades, John and Sandra Pope, Mary Read, Penelope Seidler AM, Michelle and Jonathan Shein, Mark Stapleton and Leanne Hillman, Victoria Taylor, Monika Tu and Jad Khattar, Maria and Eduardo Villa.

Make a Donation

OUR CHALLENGE

Sydney Festival is a non-profit organisation – we receive some core funding from the NSW Government and the City of Sydney for which we are extremely grateful, but this represents only about a third of the total funding.

HELP US to continue to present an arts and entertainment program each January that celebrates summer across Sydney, enriching the lives of the city’s residents and visitors. Make a tax-deductible donation to Sydney Festival via GiveNow.




Would you like the opportunity to join a group of like-minded private donors who support our vision and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits? Consider joining our philanthropic program.


If your workplace uses the Good2Give giving platform, you can set up regular giving to Sydney Festival here.

If you have any questions about donating to Sydney Festival, please contact Alyssan Russell on 02 8248 6510 or philanthropy@sydneyfestival.org.au

Volunteer

GET INVOLVED BY JOINING OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM


From the 8–26 January 2020 Sydney will come alive with the world’s most wonderful summer festival. As one of Australia’s favourite annual cultural events, Sydney Festival presents the biggest and best of the world’s performing and visual arts, all coming together in an avalanche of artistic activity.

Sydney Festival would not be possible without our army of dedicated and generous volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to experience Sydney Festival and be part of Australia's largest annual arts event as well as part of the team that makes it all happen.

What do Sydney Festival volunteers do?

We will have various volunteer roles in many different venues; however, an essential part of all roles is that you will represent Sydney Festival and provide information and directions to visitors to ensure everyone has a memorable experience.

Specific requirements for volunteers are:

  • Interest in art & culture 
  • Good communicator 
  • Minimum age of 16
  • Complete a minimum of 4 shifts during the festival period 8-26 January 2020
  • Undergo volunteer training and learn information required to perform your role


HOW TO APPLY

New to Sydney Festival volunteering?

If you would like to volunteer with us in 2020, please apply via the button below.

Previously volunteered with us? 

Please register your interest HERE.

If you registered before but haven’t yet volunteered with us, please email us at volunteer@sydneyfestival.org.au




2020 VOLUNTEER PROGRAM TIMELINE

October to December
Applications Open.

November to December
Interviews and more information available to applicants:
Interviews will be held with all selected new applicants in November / December.

December
General training information including videos and volunteer handbook will be sent to all accepted volunteers.

Registration for shifts available:
Each volunteer shift is 3-4 hours long. Shifts will be available for different roles across various venues for mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Once you have been accepted as a Sydney Festival volunteer, you will get access to register for your shifts in the online system in December. 

Volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 4 shifts during the festival.

January
Role specific training:
All volunteers are required to attend role specific training. These training sessions will be scheduled between 3-7 January. 

Festival:
Volunteer shifts between 8-26 January.
Some additional shifts may be available in December and early January.

QUESTIONS?

We are here for you. If you have any questions please get in touch with our volunteer coordinators on 0488 007 673 or volunteer@sydneyfestival.org.au. 

Need to update information in your volunteer profile? Login HERE

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