Giving Program

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#Our donors help Brisbane Festival soar.

They help us to deliver performances of scale and ambition from both local and international artists, and to keep those performances accessible for all. They help us dream.

Brisbane Festival dissolves barriers. The local and the global sit side-by-side. Through free events and low ticket prices, we reach out to audiences who might not normally have the opportunity to experience great arts. Through enabling new works that might not otherwise happen, we make it possible for artists to create right at the very edge of their imagination.

The special human connection that the arts offer is now more important than ever. It fosters empathy. It helps us build bridges between cultures and to bring us together regardless of where we sit in our wondrously diverse society.

Thank you to our donors for helping us deliver great arts experiences for all.

I believe so emphatically in the value of the arts. It allows the artistic direction to be much bolder, to put on great shows which would otherwise be unaffordable.

Philip Bacon AO, Board Deputy Chair and Giving Committee Member

I really feel I am fulfilling a lot of my goals philanthropically by supporting the arts and seeing Brisbane evolve as a city.

Virginia Bishop, Donor

To see a show get commissioned, come to life, and then see it performed live and see the enjoyment it brings so many people in the community, you can’t help but want to do more and more every year.

Courtney Talbot, Giving Committee Deputy Chair

2022 In-Review

2022 In-Review

Brisbane Festival celebrates another record-breaking year in 2022. In addition to the support of the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Festival reported a record year for philanthropic income, raising more than $1.5 million from donors, including the game-changing gift from Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax AC, which enabled glorious artworks like 'The Spheres' by Lindy Lee.

#Giving categories

Donations of any size are valued. Every contribution plays a vital role in supporting the Festival.


$100 - $499

Grow the love with a like-minded collective.


$500 - $1,499

Develop the work of independent artists.


$1,500 - $4,999

Commission new work that reflects people and place.

Creative Champions

$5k - $9,999

Showcase artists of global significance.

High Commissioners

$10k - $99,999

Produce bold, bright and brilliant new commissions.

Community Ambassadors

$100k - $299,999

Deliver arts experiences that are accessible, diverse and joyous.

Game Changers


Shape critical and defining moments in our history through transformative commissions and collaborations.


Leave your mark on Brisbane Festival

#Our Donors

Brisbane Festival would like to thank our generous donors to Brisbane Festival 2022 for their contributions in the following categories:

#Game Changers

Tim Fairfax AC and Gina Fairfax AC

#Community Ambassadors

Philip Bacon AO

Vasudhara Wild Women Fund

Paul and Susan Taylor

Carolyn Vincent - Ubuntu Foundation

#High Commissioners

Justice Thomas Bradley and Dr Matthew Yoong

Dalwood-Wylie Charitable Foundation

Frazer Family Foundation

Gallus Partners

Cass and Ian George

Simon and Prue George

Andy Greig and Ingrid Asbury

Cate Heyworth-Smith KC and Ben Duke

Shaun and Sue Kenny

Wayne N Kratzmann AM

Mather Foundation

Simon and Nicole Morrison

Liz and Graeme Wikman

Ben and Fiona Poschelk

Jodie Siganto

The Siganto Foundation

Courtney Talbot

M and M Taylor

Phillip, Marisa and Bella Vecchio

#Creative Champions

The Hon Justice Sue Brown and Lisa Worner

Nick and Gayle Carter

Drs Ailbhe and Frank Cunningham

Judith Cush

Ray White New Farm

Rhyll Gardner and Rusty Graham

Kim and Michael Hodge

John and Holly Livingstone

Libby and Jared Patrick

Kevin and Laura Perkins

Judy and Rod Pilbeam

Penny J Wolff and Peter J Wolff

Elizabeth Jameson and Abbe Anderson

Marie-Louise Theile


Antoinette Aquilina and Gary Hutchins

The Avenues Family Dental

Matt and Eliza Baxby

Louise Bezzina

Virginia Bishop

Christopher and Margot Blue

Mrs Michelle Boyd

Bryce Camm and Mark Lightfoot

Nanette Carroll

Fabienne and Marshall Cooke

Heidi and James Cooper

Charlie and Alicia Cush

Harley and Prue Dalton, Altor Capital Pty Ltd

Tamara and Jack Fahy

Fisher Dore Lawyers

Marian Gibney


Goodman Foundation

Jeff and Amanda Griffin

Drs Elizabeth Hodge and Daniel Hagley

Dr Neal Harvey and Jayne Lovelock

Valmay Hill and Russell Mitchell

Susan Learmonth and Bernard Curran

Russell Mann and Margot McLay

Sarah and Ari McCamley

Bruce and Jocelyn Wolfe

Anna McKinnon

Amanda Newbery


Patrick O'Shea KC and Gabrielle O'Shea

James and Prue Pateras

The Hon Justice Anthe Philippides

Chris and Emily Pickford

Liam and Dr Sarah Prescott

Queensland Community Foundation

Joan and Kevin Ward

Craig Rogers and Dr Olivia Rogers

Kieran and Suzie Rowe

Dr David Schlect and Gabrielle Schlect

Shepherd Family Foundation

Alison Smith

Paul Spiro

Drs Rupert and Penelope Templeman

The Hon Justice David Thomas and Jane Thomas

Mr S White and Dr C Simpson

Tony and Linda Young

Shane Doyle KC


Anonymous x 2

Suzanne Bosanquet

Cathi Collier - Sagacity Associates

Chris and Claire Corney

Al and Chris Poiner

Louise and Robert Corrigan

Geoffrey Diehm

Claire Fell

Kate Fell

Cory Heathwood

Sonia Holiday (Motorola)

Gary and Julie Kordic

Alvin Leach

Ross Molloy and Cath Nicholson

Danniella Nocelli

Danielle and Jason Organ

Tim and Katie Pack

Edwina Piper

Fraser Power

Pattie and Robert Pozzebon

Anna Reynolds and Ian O'Connor

Mr Koen Rooijmans

Marty Rowen

Dr Eva-Marie Seeto

Andrea and Craig Templeman

Judy and David Usher

Jenny Usher and Peter Good

Danniella Nocelli

Sylvia Wilson

Claire Schneider and Scott Francis

Lucy Crowe


Anonymous x 2

Veeta Bassi

Sandra and Peter Moffat

Isabel Brew

Pamela Buchanan

Ingrid Costello

Nina Lamprell

Greg Clarke

Justice John Logan RFD

Lorraine Martin

Anne-Maree Moon

Lois Penney

Karen Prentis

Henry Smerdon

Raelene Baker

Joanna Elisabeth Mellefont Peters

Amy Uhlhorn

Brisbane Festival expresses deep respect to and acknowledges the First People of this Country.