We're a not-for-profit charitable organisation that is deeply embedded in our local community while reaching out to the furthest corners of the globe.
Every donation makes a difference and directly supports our mission to enrich life through art in WA.
How you can support us
Only around 20% of our annual operating costs are covered by ticket sales, so our philanthropic partnerships have become a vital income stream for us to continue to deliver world-class artistic experiences for our community. Donors who give $500 and above per annum are gratefully acknowledged on our website and in printed publications, unless anonymity is requested. They also receive regular Festival updates and get invited to exclusive Festival events where they can meet amazing artists and mingle with like-minded arts lovers! We invite you to partner with us on this exciting journey and join the Festival Family! Every donation counts and is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support.
Our Philanthropy program continues to grow and there are many different ways you can get involved. Our Donors form a wonderful community of like-minded art lovers and get to enjoy unique opportunities to enrich their Festival experience.
Below are some of the ways you can support the Festival in accordance with what you feel most passionate about. All donations above $2 are tax-deductible. Thank you!
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.
Festival Circle The Festival Circle as our annual giving program provides ongoing support to artistic excellence across all we do. Donations to this fund are a direct investment in enabling us to bring excellence to our community and provide local artists with the opportunity to work alongside the world’s greatest thinkers, performers and creatives.
Medici Our Medici donors make an annual donation towards enabling a specific, ambitious Festival performance each year.
Commissioning Fund Our Commissioning Fund supports the development of new Festival works over the four-year 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.
Creative Learning & Engagement Our new Creative Learning & Engagement Fund brings meaningful artistic experiences to young people and our local community in ensuring that meaningful artistic experiences are accessible for everyone.
General Donations General Donations (under $500) underpin the Festival’s ongoing operations and sustainability. Every donation makes a difference.
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. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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.