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Victoria's Premier Regional Arts Festival

1st April - 10th April 2011


The Castlemaine State Festival relies on the generous support of its sponsors and partners, patrons and donors, friends and members.

Our thanks to the following individuals and organisations for their support and contribution to cultural life of central Victoria.

Please see information provided below for ways in which you or your organisation can become involved.


The Castlemaine State Festival, running for 34 years, is an established brand with government, community, media and business sectors and its broad appeal as a community festival and cultural showcase offers a consistent and creative approach to sponsorship outcomes. The festival’s unique demographic reaches rural and regional families, as well as local community groups, visual and performing arts patrons and lovers of the arts, history and environment. Its full-colour program enjoys a readership of approximately 80,000, on a local, state and national scale. Audiences engage in a cultural exchange with numbers for the 2009 event anticipated in excess of 40,000.

Sponsorship and grant income account for approximately 65% of the Festival’s core funding. The Festival has a dedicated team who work to maximise benefits for organisations associated with the 2009 Castlemaine State Festival.

For further information please email Michelle Coillet on

Donations and Patronage

Castlemaine State Festival Ltd is a not for profit, limited liability company registered in Victoria and is a registered charity. All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible.

Individuals, foundations and philanthropic groups can be offered fully tax-deductible arrangements. More information is available on request.

For further information please email on

Friends of the Castlemaine Festival

Friends enjoy many benefits, including:

- discounts on tickets to Festival events

- discounted entry to a series of fabulous events between festivals, such as recitals at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, cocktails/brunches in private homes, and jazz in the vines

- discounts from businesses in Castlemaine, including the House of Fergus Frog Gifts & Homewares, Bold Garden Café and Nursery, Forest Creek Nursery, and others

- wine offers from some of the highly awarded regional vignerons

The mem
bership fee for 2 years is $30/single or $60/couple.

For further information please contact John Coller on (03) 5472 1965 for details.

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