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The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation supports Australian charitable organisations and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

What We Support

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    Desart support Central Australian Aboriginal art centres

    Established in 1993, Desart is the non-profit peak industry body for forty Central Australian Aboriginal art centres. In this role, they are committed to supporting and building the capacity of Aboriginal art centres, who themselves provide autonomy, sustained growth and stability for Central Australian Aboriginal artists and communities. Desart represent 40 independently governed Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres and over 8,000 artists from 16 language groups across Central Australia. TFFF…

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    JUTE live and breathe Far North Queensland

    JUTE Theatre Company is a major Queensland theatre company based in Cairns. JUTE has a 25-year history of development and production of new Australian work, with a focus on supporting, developing and employing regional artists, particularly in Far North Queensland. JUTE has also played a leadership role in bringing isolated artists together from across Australia and supporting the development of a strong community of artists and audiences in Queensland’s far north. Following on from support…

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    Camerata engage with regional Queensland

    Founded in 1987 by acclaimed string educator Elizabeth Morgan AM, Camerata are the only professional string chamber orchestra in Queensland. They are unique in that the orchestra performs without a conductor, a flat structure that allows all artists to take full ownership of the music and performances. Camerata works and performs in Brisbane and Toowoomba, as well as in other regional areas of Queensland with performances open to the general…

Latest News

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    A New Approach for Australia’s Cultural Sector

    Australia lacks a public, expert, independent voice championing investment and return in arts and culture. Defending and promoting the benefit of intellectual and creative life as a critical crucible of the national future is proving to be increasingly difficult. Australia needs an informed independent entity which has the necessary resources and public authority to advance a coherent, comprehensive policy position from which we might build better political and institutional settings…

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    TFFF grantees recognised at 2016 Helpmann Awards

    Congratulations to the following current TFFF grantees for their recent success at the 2016 Helpmann Awards. Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) QTC was awarded Best New Australian Work for their musical production of Ladies in Black, written by Carolyn Burns, directed by Simon Phillips with music by Tim Finn. Tim Fairfax Family Foundation provided capacity support to QTC for their Regional Program, 2015-2018. Bangarra Theatre Bangarra took home four Helpmann Awards…

  • Sidney Myer Fund & TFFF Capacity Grants

    Sidney Myer Fund and Tim Fairfax Family Announce Recipients of the 2016 Capacity Building and Sector Strengthening Program

    On 13 July 2016 the Sidney Myer Fund and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation announced the successful recipients of the co-funded Capacity Building Program for Queensland and Northern Territory artists and arts organisations. Between them, the successful 13 organisations will receive $500,000 over 2016 and 2017. This is the second iteration of this Sidney Myer Fund program and the first co-funded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund.…

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    Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Invests in Queensland Arts

    Tim Fairfax Family Foundation has collaborated with a consortium of private and public funders in Queensland to establish the Arts Business Innovation Fund. Its purpose is to encourage  more financially sustainable cultural and arts enterprises. ABIF is an innovative, first-of-its-kind initiative that will provide opportunities for organisations to invest in business ideas and enterprises, as opposed to having funds restricted to creating art and delivering public programs. TFFF Executive Officer, Sam Jorgensen, says: “Straight away we…