Philanthropy

Help make the magic happen!

By making a tax-deductible donation to Perth Festival you can help create world-class art, support Western Australia’s next generation of artists and enjoy an unforgettable experience at the heart of Perth Festival.  

Through our Giving Areas you have the opportunity align your interests with the impact you wish to make and at the level you wish to support.  

Every gift, no matter the amount, will help create magical artistic moments and enrich the lives of our audiences.

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Pay It Forward

Share your love of the arts with those who might otherwise not have access by making a donation to Pay It Forward.  

Your gift, matched dollar for dollar, by Community Partner Chevron, will go towards tickets and accessibility services for community groups and individuals.  

Donate $20 and a total of $40 will help enable others to enjoy the wonder of performance.

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Festival Circle

Gifts to the Festival Circle fund help provide artistic excellence across all the Festival’s annual activities. From our deeply embedded tradition of free large-scale opening events, to world-class performances, Visual Arts experiences and our Festival Connect remit of creative learning, community engagement and development of WA arts sector.  

Support at all levels is invited with engagement opportunities starting from the Supporter level of $100. You can also select to support Festival Circle generally or designate to an area you feel most passionate about. 

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Medici

Our Medici donors join together to bring an ambitious Festival performance to the stage each year. Performances made possible by Medici include Philip Glass’s Complete Piano Etudes, The Magic Flute and Tao of Glass. 

In 2022 Medici will support the sumptuous spectacle Mary Stuart starring international artist Kate Walsh and home-grown hero Caroline Brazier. Play a role in bringing this performance to life with a minimum donation of $1,400 and celebrate your support across the Festival alongside fellow art loving Medici members.  

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Commissioning Fund

The Commissioning Fund supports the development of new Festival works over the tenure of Artistic Director, Iain Grandage. Donations to this fund enable us to develop and present Festival works that give voice to the people, artists and stories of this place.

Commissioning fund donations start from $500.

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Chair's Circle

Our Chair’s Circle is a committed network of Donors who, along with our Chairman, support the Festival’s long-term strategy of growing the WA arts sector. Commitments are made for a minimum of three years at $20,000 per annum.

In acknowledgement of this generous and strategic commitment Chair’s Circle members enjoy dedicated events with Perth Festival leadership and artists. To find out more about Chair’s Circle we invite you to contact Andree McIntryre, Philanthropy Consultant.

Image of a the girl puppet from the 2015 Perth Festival event 'The Giants', amongst palm trees and crowds, puppeteers on either shoulder.

Bequests

Bequests are a simple and versatile way to support the Festival long into the future. By providing for the Festival through a gift in your Will, you can have a long-lasting impact on the future of Perth Festival. For a confidential conversation we invite you to contact Penny Dolling, Philanthropy Manger on (08) 6488 5518.

Got a question about donating?

We've got the answers! Check out our FAQs below or contact Philanthropy Manager Penny Dolling on 08 6488 5518

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Gifts over $2 are fully tax-deductible. We will provide you with a tax receipt for your records.

How will my gift be acknowledged?

Donors contributing $500 or more per annum will be acknowledged on the Festival website and in printed publications. If anonymity is your preference, this will be fully respected.

Can I make a gift and remain anonymous - or create a memorial acknowledgement?

If you would prefer to remain anonymous or honour a loved one's memory with a gift, please let our Philanthropy team know via philanthropy[at]perthfestival.com.au

I would like to make a donation but am not quite sure which Fund I should direct it to?

Please drop us a line at philanthropy[at]perthfestival.com.au and a member of our Philanthropy Team will call you to discuss your options, depending on what you feel most passionate about.

What if I can't make a gift right now?

Have you considered leaving a bequest to the Festival? If so please drop us a line at philanthropy[at]perthfestival.com.au and a member of our Philanthropy Team will call you to discuss your options. Bequests and Gifts in Wills play a crucial role in securing the future of the Festival and all enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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