Midsumma Patrons

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Since 1989, Midsumma has been able to provide the community with a range of programs and events throughout the three week festival. To do so it has relied on the support of government, corporate and community partners. As the landscape of funding opportunities change, Midsumma is reaching out to our community to encourage those who have enjoyed and participated over the years to become festival patrons, and help us continue to provide a vibrant, engaging and sustainable festival.

Patron support of Midsumma will ensure that your Midsumma exists well into the future, for new and emerging artists who wish to showcase their work, for young members of the GLBTI community who need our support, and for children of GLBTI families that are looking to connect with other kids, sporting groups, community initiatives, and local support services.

Midsumma is an important part of our community. It needs your support to continue. Become a patron today and help keep your Midsumma alive.

Midsumma has one full time employee and is made possible by almost 200 volunteers. The festival, especially Carnival, is expensive to run - and we need your help to keep it going! As a patron of the Festival, you assist in helping Midsumma to continue celebrating queer arts and culture for years to come. This means we can assist emerging talent and artists, and support community initiatives whilst presenting professional and engaging performances.

Patronage Types

Midsumma has four levels of patron:

  o Diamond Patron: $5,000+ inc. GST
  o Gold Patron: $2,000 – $4,999 inc. GST
  o Silver Patron: $1,000 – $1,999 inc. GST
  o Rainbow Patron: $500 – $999 inc. GST

In addition to knowing that you really are making a difference by becoming a Midsumma patron, there are also a number of benefits for Patrons to enjoy. Of course, all patron donations are fully tax deductible and all patrons receive an invitation to the Midsumma Program Launch and a certificate of appreciation.

Midsumma would like to thank the wonderful and generous patrons of the 2017 festival:


Diamond Patrons ($5,000+)

Stephen Fleming
Andrew Staite
Lachlan Pettitt-Young
Stephen Barrow & Lawrence Yu


Gold Patron ($2,000 – $4,999)

Ben Fleming
Kiara De Vere
Malcolm Farfor
Evelyn
Daniel McCluskey
Emelia Rusciano


Silver Patrons ($1,000 – $1,999)

John Caldwell
Jess Morden
James Bonwick


Rainbow Patrons ($500 – $1,000)

Aaron O'Shannessey
Jamal Hakim
Meg Edwards
Mark Grogan
Miya Chiba


Diamond Patron Benefits

  o Reserved space in front of Carnival mainstage for patron and three friends
  o Invitations for two people to all Premier Events with reserved seating.
  o Invitation to all Patron Events including exclusive Diamond Patron Events.
  o Back-stage invitations and one-on-ones with key artists, directors and curators.
  o Acknowledgement on Midsumma's website and in printed guide as a "Diamond Patron"
      (if donations are received after the guide is printed, acknowledgement will occur the following year).
  o Opportunities for reserved seating at other Midsumma events on request (venue dependent).


Gold Patron Benefits

  o Invitations for two people to three Premier Events with reserved seating.
  o Invitation to Gold Patron Events.
  o Acknowledgement on Midsumma's website and Midsumma printed guide as a "Gold Patron" 
      (if donations are received after guide is printed, acknowledgement will occur the following year).
  o Opportunities for reserved seating at other Midsumma events on request (venue dependent).


Silver Patron Benefits

  o Invitations for two people to two Premier Events with reserved seating.
  o Invitation to Silver Patron Events.
  o Acknowledgement on Midsumma's website and Midsumma guide as a "Silver Patron"
      (if donations are received after guide is printed, acknowledgement will occur the following year).
  o Opportunities for reserved seating at other Midsumma events on request (venue dependent).


Rainbow Patron Benefits

  o Invitation for two to one Premier Event with reserved seating.
  o Invitation to Rainbow Patron Events.
  o Acknowledgement on Midsumma's website and Midsumma guide as a "Rainbow Patron"
      (if donations are received after guide is printed, acknowledgement will occur the following year)
  o Opportunities for reserved seating at other Midsumma events on request (venue dependent).