Our Patrons Make it Happen

Philanthropic leadership is vital to the Festival’s creative and economic strength. We seek financial support from individuals and businesses through their membership of our Patrons’ Circle to support art and artists and to support the presentation of productions and exhibitions to the highest standard. This support also enables the fostering of direct access to critical and creative debates and to building recognition for the artistic contributions of Noosa.

Due to the generosity of our Patrons, the Festival is able to make the critically acclaimed work of today’s artists and commentators available to the broadest range of people. Support goes directly to the Festival’s ability to provide a combination of high quality and culturally inclusive programming.

NOOSA alive! gratefully acknowledges the generous support received from our Patrons.

2023 Presenting Patrons:

  • Ian and Johanne Wright
  • David and Kristin Williamson
  • Wanda Jardine
  • The Rossi Foundation
  • The Weily Tribe Foundation

2023 Patrons Circle

    • Darryl and Colleen Dent
    • Pip Covell
    • Meg Lawrence
    • Maryellen O’Mara
    • Pamela Wilson
    • Alan and Jenny West
    • Simon Hennessy and Rose Brown 
    • Gwenyth Yuill
    • John Deshon
    • Dr Ian and Johanne Wright
    • Angela Whitbread & Tim Rossi

Life Members

  • Annie Grossman
  • Brett Dean
  • Claire Fell
  • David Williamson AO
  • Johanne Wright
  • Dr Michael Gloster OAM
  • Eleanor Nimmo OAM
  • Gwenyth Yuill
  • Peter Maher
  • John Keily
  • John Deshon AM
  • Karen Mitchell
  • Kate Hart
  • Kristin Williamson
  • Leonie Palmer Fisher
  • Ralph Rogers
  • Ric Clayton
  • Ros McCauley
  • Rowland Hill
  • Simon Gamble
  • Shirley Page
  • Darryl Dent
  • Colleen Dent


Presenting Patron – donations greater than $5000

The Presenting Partners category offers an exclusive opportunity for donations greater than $5000 to enable the presentation of a dedicated festival event. Presenting Partners are recognised and acknowledged by Name or Brand in the Festival Programme and all of the festival promotional material as the Presenter or Presenting Party.

Presenting Partners recognition includes:

  • Invitation for six to the festival launch with an advance copy of festival events
  • Early Bird Bookings prior to general release seats
  • Concierge Personal Ticketing Service to reserve your favourite seats
  • Invitation to any VIP or ‘after show” events

Patrons Circle – donations from $1000 to $5000

The NOOSA alive! Patrons Circle is a unique group of leading festival supporters whose influence, vision and engagement have a direct impact on the festival’s annual program.

Each year, investment from the Patrons Circle supports critically acclaimed productions at the festival, ensuring the intimate stages of this exceptional region are graced by prestigious artists and touring companies.

Exclusive services for members of the Patrons Circle ensure a special festival experience:

  • All patrons are recognised in our festival programme and in our digital promotions.
  • Invitation for two to the festival launch and advance copy of festival events
  • Early Bird Bookings prior to general release seats
  • Concierge Personal Ticketing Service to reserve your favourite seats
  • Invitation to any VIP, ‘after show’ or exclusive artist events


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