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  • Queensland Music Festival brings 'Boomtown' to Gladstone Read more

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  • We are supporting rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and Northern Territory View our guidelines


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

  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra

    As the state’s only professional symphony orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) plays a vital role in supporting Queensland’s cultural community. In support of its goal to ‘Entertain, Inspire and Educate audiences across regional Queensland’, QSO will pilot a new touring model to offer extended engagement opportunities for students, teachers and community members in rural, regional and remote Queensland, alongside delivering large-scale events within communities. TFFF approved support for QSO’s Regional Educational Mobile Touring Ensemble (REMOTE) pilot in 2018. 

  • Artback NT supporting Indigenous culture and community

    Artback NT is the Northern Territory’s visual and performing arts touring agency. Artback NT works closely with communities to build capacity and create employment opportunities through art, providing opportunities for touring and profile building locally, nationally and internationally. Numbulwar is a small Indigenous community on the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory. The community invited Artback NT to work together toward the development and delivery of cultural camps and…

  • Museums and Galleries Queensland

    Museums and Galleries Queensland is the peak professional body for the public museum and gallery sector in Queensland that strives to ensure a future where museums, galleries and keeping places are relevant, accessible and valued by their communities. Museums and Galleries Queensland supports the sector by developing and delivering a range of diverse and high-quality touring visual art and craft exhibitions throughout Queensland. This includes providing regional venues with a…

  • Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls

    Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that sees exceptional national and international folk and contemporary acoustic artists perform in tiny community halls and other under-utilised community spaces across Australia. The Festival of Small Halls model engages community groups as co-presenters, seeking to build event management capacity within host communities. By facilitating the touring of high quality musical performances to regional, rural and remote areas, it also celebrates and invigorates community spaces and brings communities together. TFFF approved support for Festival…

Latest News

  • TFFF launch our 2016-17 Annual Report

    It is with great pleasure that the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation shares with you our 2016-17 Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading the report and the case studies contained within, and welcome any comments you may have.

  • 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…

  • 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.…