"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
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.
**UPDATE 18 Dec, 2019: We have received a large number of volunteer applications for the 2020 Festival and all positions have now been filled. You are welcome to complete the application form below to be placed on our waitlist. We will then contact you if any positions become available.**
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
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
**Currently only waitlist available for 2020 Festival**
New to Sydney Festival volunteering?
If you would like to volunteer with us in 2020, please apply via the button below.
If you registered before but haven’t yet volunteered with us, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We are here for you. If you have any questions please get in touch with our volunteer coordinators on 0488 007 673 or email@example.com.
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