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 during 2019 and 2020. 

2020 Patrons


Dr Ian & Mrs Johanne Wright


John Deshon AM & Gwenyth Yuill
Darryl & Colleen Dent
Ian & Sue Le Fevre
Michael & Diane Pherous

John and Ingrid O'Rorke


Denis & Helen Weily

Kate and Tony Cox

Susan Nyman

Stan & Carol May

Barry & Kathi Smith

Shirley & Geoff Page

Annie Grossman

Brett Dean

Claire Fell
David Williamson AO

Dr Ian Wright

Dr Michael Gloster OAM
Eleanor Nimmo OAM

Gwenyth Yuill

Johanne Wright
John Kelly

John Deshon AM

Karen Mitchell
Kate Hart

Kristin Williamson

Leonie Palmer Fisher
Peter Maher

Ric Clayton

Ros McCauley
Rowland Hill

Simon Gamble

Shirley Page 

Become a Patron of NOOSA alive! and support the festival to achieve its ambitious and exciting vision for the future!