Be the change you want to see in the world.
Melbourne Festival builds bridges between communities: between us and the most exciting international artists, and between our city and the rest of the world.
As one of Australia’s major arts events, we have the passion and vision to take Melbourne Festival to the next level, to be one of the world’s truly great international arts festivals and to secure Melbourne’s place as a global creative capital.
This is where you come in.
Join a group of young people, 35 and under, who are committed to creating positive change through the arts.
In light of the world’s political and social situation, it is now more important than ever that we tell the stories that matter, under the conviction that art and culture are fundamental to our humanity. By becoming a U35 Patron you know you are personally standing up and acting in a moment when our culture is under its greatest threat.
Melbourne Festival’s Patrons are at the very heart of what we do, and as a U35 Patron you will be joining a new group of young individuals whose passion, loyalty and commitment to the arts not only helps us create extraordinary experiences that energise our city but also enables us to create the world we want to live in.
Donate $500 or more to become a Melbourne Festival U35 Patron and help Melbourne achieve its artistic potential.
There are many ways you can join the U35 program
All funds donated to the Melbourne Festival Patrons Circle are directed to selected productions, indicated by the above logo.
Being able to support these hand-picked events lets us bring more innovative and edgier productions to Melbourne, to feed that unquenchable love of the arts that we all share. Every gift you give empowers our ability to create, commission and present exceptional art from around the globe to delight and stimulate Melbourne audiences.
IMAGE | AM I, Shaun Parker & Company. Prudence Upton, 2014 Melbourne Festival.