The Commissioners





Brisbane Festival invites generous individuals and organisations to support the commissioning of new works. The Commissioners program brings together those who share our deep commitment to enabling artists to realise fresh ideas. The creation of pioneering works is key to a festival that is alive to the present and determined to offer audiences experiences that awaken wonder.


Commissioned works have a special place in arts festivals. They give home cities the first, exclusive look, and then very often travel the international festival circuit. Works commissioned by Brisbane Festival provide Brisbane with that privileged prime position, then take our city’s name to the world. The legacy can be long and fruitful for artists, for Brisbane Festival and for the city.


The Commissioners have the opportunity to experience the development of new work first hand, from conception to performance to global sharing. Play a role behind-the-scenes. Meet artistic directors, artists and technicians. Share the thrill of a world premiere!


The Commissioners program supports Brisbane Festival through an annual fully tax-deductible donation of $1,500 or more. For further information, please contact Brisbane Festival Philanthropy Manager Fabienne Cooke by phone 07 3833 5412 or email


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