Support our Festival

Music changes lives. Music uplifts us. Music matters.

Individual Giving

Income from individual donations contributes directly to the quality of our artistic programming and the calibre of international and Australian musicians we are able to bring to the Festival.

Ticket sales only cover 40% of our annual costs, so we are heavily reliant on the support we receive from those of you who share our vision for the Festival. Your support helps us to pursue exciting new collaborations, nurture our young artists and create new Australian music.

Help us champion music, enliven our city, and enrich Australia’s music culture.


CIMF has a long and proud history of commissioning new music. All works commissioned to be premiered at the festival are fully funded by donors. Donations for commissions ensure that our Artistic Director has the financial support to continue commissioning bold new Australian music, keeping our art form vibrant.

Membership Become a Member

Support the Canberra International Music Festival by becoming a member. Join as a member to make sure you don’t miss out on the magic of the Canberra International Music Festival.

Join now and enjoy the following membership benefits:

  • Priority booking period for Festival passes and tickets
  • Member discount on ticket prices
  • Opportunities to attend members only events throughout the year

The annual membership fee is $65 per person.  2023 Memberships are valid to 31 October 2023.

Volunteers Without volunteers, there would be no Festival

By generously donating time and expertise, our volunteers help us present a Festival that is adventurous, challenging (in a good way, of course) and enjoyable.

The Festival has a range of volunteering opportunities from production and front of house, to marketing and events, to billeting and driving. We regularly place call outs and positions are available both in the Festival’s pre-season (January to April) and during the Festival (April to May).

Sponsors and Partners

We are deeply grateful to our partners and sponsors for their continued support for the Festival.