I hope you've had the chance to view the updated Festival program we unveiled last week? We are so thrilled with the breadth of music, the special commissions, and with the amazing line-up of musicians that Kathryn Stott has invited to perform at our 30th Anniversary Festival in July. You can view the full program online here
and all of the wonderful artists here
We are delighted that some events are already close to selling out, so if you are considering attending AFCM 2021, please don't delay. Our Gold Plus subscriptions are at full capacity and we are currently wait-listing Gold subscriptions.
We launched our brand new website last week too, making it easier to locate information online. We have some wonderful information about Townsville, including where to stay, plus things to do, such as several self-drive tours to the Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach and Charters Towers. So holiday here this year and extend your stay in North Queensland - it really is paradise, especially in the middle of winter!
Find out more below about the special events planned in 2021.
Finally, we bid farewell to our Executive Director, Gavin Findlay who finishes with us on the 26th March. We wish him all the best for his move north to the Daintree.
The AFCM Team.
Supporting the Festival
It’s been a stimulating and encouraging time catching up with our Artist Supporters over the last few weeks. As we finally emerge from 2020 doldrums and can feel AFCM 2021 approaching, clearly the thought of Townsville, AFCM, friends and music is very attractive to many. Browsing the program and the artists that will perform the works though that isn’t at all surprising. Those of you who have ventured back to live performances will know how wonderful it is to be in the same room as the music and how the time away from it heightens the experience.
Each year we bring some 40 musicians from across Australia and around the world to Townsville. They are the beating heart of AFCM and hearing them, seeing them interact with each other, and getting to know them on stage is a memorable part of any AFCM. Our Artists Support campaign
is a major part of our philanthropic income. Individuals, or small groups, donate $4,000 for an Australian based artists and $7,500 for an overseas based artist. This covers approximately half of the cost of bringing them to Townsville. We are currently seeking support for the following Australian based artists:
Adam Chalabi Violin
Phoebe Gardner Violin
Elizabeth Layton Violin
Yasmin Rowe Piano
Virginia Taylor Flute
If you would like to support an artist or would like more information please contact Sue Hackett - Philanthropy Manager P 07 4771 4144 E email@example.com
Suite Six - Russell Mitchell and Valmay Hill, Drs Ailbhe and Frank Cunningham, Christine Dagworthy and Robert Dagworthy AM supporting Timothy Young in 2019