This is your moment to connect.

Melbourne International Arts Festival connects people—with the arts, with the most exciting artists from around the globe, with our city—and it connects our city with the rest of the world.

Patrons are at the very heart of what we do. We offer you unique opportunities to have a deeper experience with the artistic riches of the Festival.

Join a very special group of people whose passion, loyalty and commitment to the arts help us create extraordinary experiences that energise our city and enable it to achieve its full artistic potential.



Our Giving Programs

Gifts come in different shapes and sizes. Festival Patrons are as varied as the work we present, so we tailor our giving programs to best match your interests.

Patrons Circle
Our Patrons Circle is a passionate group of people who are dedicated to supporting the arts. Donations of $1,000 or more allow our artists to realise their creative vision.

Commissioning Circle
Our Commissioning Circle allows the Festival to commission new works from Australian and international artists. Donate $10,000 or more to join this vital group committed to expanding our cultural horizons.

Presenting Partners
Presenting Partners direct their support to a specific Festival show or event. Donate $25,000 or more to become an essential ingredient in that work’s history.

Join a group of donors with like-minded interests and support a specific event or show at the Presenting Partner level. Current consortia include the Dancing Architects, Barristers Consortium and Asian Business Consortium.

U35 Patrons
Youthful and passionate, our U35 Patrons donate $500 to show their support and become treasured members of the Festival community. U35 patronages also make great gifts for family members.

A Bequest through Planned Giving
Bequests help secure the future of the Festival. We encourage you to advise us if you have included, or plan to include, a gift to the Festival in your will, so that we can help ensure your wishes are respected.

To discuss your donation or to learn more about our giving programs please contact:

Development Manager
+61 3 9652 8626

All gifts of $2 or more are 100% tax deductible and can be made as a single gift or via instalments.