Beneath its iconic Spire, Arts Centre Melbourne is Australia’s largest and busiest performing arts centre. Programs from our valued Resident Companies and a range of other presenters come together with our own program of performances, events and activities to bring our stages, spaces and digital offerings to life for all Victorians.
Creative Victoria is the state government body dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria’s creative industries. Creative Victoria invest in the ideas, talent, organisations, events and projects that make Victoria a creative state. Collectively, the creative industries contribute $22.7 billion to Victoria (or 8% of the total economy) and contribute immeasurably more in terms of social and cultural value.
WorkSafe Victoria's WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund (2018-2021)
The WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund provides large scale investment for workplaces to promote mental health and wellbeing and prevent mental injury. The fund targets Victorian workers identified at greatest risk of mental injury.
The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation was born out of a genuine desire to nurture aspiring performing artists. These artists are our future performing arts professionals and audience members and will play an important part in Australian cultural life. The Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation has been central in supporting the development of Festival Well.
Created by performers for performers, Duck for Cover is a not-for-profit association dedicated to providing insurance support to performers and artists. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by individuals in the arts industry, Duck for Cover aims to ensure that artists have access to comprehensive and affordable insurance coverage. Through their commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive community, Duck plays a vital role in enhancing the well-being and resilience of artists, allowing them to thrive in their artistic endeavours.
The Besen Family Foundation was established in 1978 to build on the philanthropic endeavours of Eva and Marc Besen. This tradition of giving has evolved across three Program Areas: Health & Welfare, Jewish Interests and Arts & Culture. Integral to the Foundation is the involvement of family members of all ages and the opportunity to engage in the spirit and practice of giving which can evolve and be handed down to future generations.
Betty’s approach to philanthropy was rare. She gave not only financial support but also generously gifted her time, wisdom and energy. She took the time to have real conversations with people, with a genuine interest in their lives, and relished championing ideas, causes and talent for the greater good. Her commitment to the people and causes she supported was deeply personal and her optimism and profound love of humanity was endlessly inspiring. Miss Betty was one of a kind.
Gandel Philanthropy is one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds. It has been the vehicle for charitable giving by the extended Gandel family since its formation as The Gandel Charitable Foundation in 1978. John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel AC are actively engaged in the philanthropic work, and through Gandel Philanthropy, over the years they have channeled over $100 million dollars towards supporting various charitable causes in the community.
Arts Centre Melbourne’s 2020 Emergency Fundraising Appeal raised much-needed funds for the Arts Wellbeing Collective to meet demand for services as a result of the devastating impacts of COVID-19. We are so thankful for the generosity shown by hundreds of individuals across our community, and grateful for the support of our major donors.
Global Creatures specialises in producing new theatrical works, combining innovative stagecraft and spectacular theatricality. Global Creatures is proudly an Australian enterprise, headquartered in Sydney with offices in New York and London. Global Creatures generously contributed to the Arts Wellbeing Collective in recognition of the mental health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 on the performing arts industry.
Founded in 2020 by Australian actress Claire Lyon while residing in Seoul and starring in The Phantom of the Opera. Claire partnered with some of her favourite designers in Melbourne to bring a range of fun designs to make wearing a mask a little more fun and a little less scary. $1 from every product sold is donated to the Arts Wellbeing Collective.
Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Represented by Smartartists Management, both Tim and the team at Smartartists have been incredible supporters of the Arts Wellbeing Collective since its inception.
Light The Way – Inspiring stories from Australian dancers offers an insight into the lives of these artistic leaders and influencers whose talent, drive and determination have shaped the industry in Australia. Producers Kelley Abbey and Louise Telford are generously donating a portion of all book sales to the Arts Wellbeing Collective.