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Philanthropy plays a leading role in our company story.

It is only with the support of individuals, trusts, foundations and bequests that we are able to create exciting, new work for young audiences, traverse the globe and dream big for the future.

Individuals who give to Windmill are welcomed into our family, enjoying a close and rewarding association with our company and our artists.

Please join us and discover how you can help to secure the long-term future of Windmill Theatre Company.

Windmill FanClub Patron Program

At the heart of our philanthropic program is our Windmill Fan Club Patron Program.

When you contribute $100 or more annually, you become a Windmill Fan Club Patron, providing you and your family with a range of exclusive benefits to enjoy together throughout the year.

Fan Club Patrons receive a bundle of exclusive goodness, including:

  • Exclusive invitations to year-round studio experiences for you and your family at Windmill HQ
  • Random acts of kindness – little parcels of joy delivered to your door throughout the year
  • Exclusive invitations for you and your family to attend parties, season launches, and special events
  • Email updates with news and special offers to attend windmill performances in Australia and around the world.

A big thank you to our Fan Club Patrons for their generous support and enthusiasm for our company.

$10,000+

Roger and Helen Salkeld

$1,000+

Ronald Bannear, Leigh and Helen Davis, Ginger and Barry Fitzpatrick, Rosey Batt, Sandy Verschoor, Helen Wildash, Diane Ranck, Helen Salkeld, Ginet Moutakis, Jane Thompson, Martin Leaker, Steve Smith and Kaye Weeks, Irene Jones, Chris and Sue Stewart, Joanne Griffiths, So Laidlaw, Sue Twedell, Charles and Catherine Bagot, Rob Smith and Donna Tripodi, Michael Farquharson and Amanda Blair

$500+

Richard and Joanna Collins, Diana Fry, Sue Gredley, Joanne Griffiths, Robert and Annabel Hill-Smith, Dorothy Short, Penny Senator Wright, Bruce Speirs, Anonymous (1)

$250+

Rob Brookman, Rob and Verity Laughton, Alison McPharlin, Ben Robinson and Sue Cocks, Richard and Trish Ryan, Johanna Somfleth, Gretta Willis, Anonymous (1)

$100+

Lili and Brian Assels, Wendy Atkinson, Charlotte Bright, Margaret Crohn, S and M Djukanovic, Rosemary Gilbie, Candy Grunwald, Helen Heithersay, Elizabeth McDonald, Elizabeth Ormsby, D and A Pinnock, Meredyth Sarah AM, Paul Stucki, Adele Walker, Anne Sved Williams, Anonymous (7)

WINDMILL STUDIO COLLECTIVE

Rosey Batt, Sandy Verschoor, Helen Wildash, Diane Ranck, Helen Salkeld, Ginet Moutakis, Jane Thompson, Martin Leaker, Steve Smith, Irene Jones, Chris Stewart, Joanne Griffiths, So Laidlaw, Sue Twedell, Charles and Catherine Bagot, Rob Smith and Donna Tripodi

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Windmill Studio Collective

Are you passionate about the creation of high quality, contemporary, new Australian work?

Windmill’s inaugural giving circle is a visionary group of supporters who value the role of high quality theatre in young people’s lives.

The Windmill Studio Collective is a small group of passionate individuals and families who come together to make a large, collective impact in the creation of one new work every year.

Members receive personal invitations to a series of exclusive tailored events, as well as complimentary membership to Windmill’s Fan Club Patron Program. Most importantly, you’ll witness the direct impact that your investment will have on the many artists and creatives involved in bringing a new work for young audiences to the stage.

Member Benefits

  • Witness how contemporary Australian work for young people is created, from the ground up
  • Receive free invitations to intimate and specially tailored collective experiences including dinners with cast, closed rehearsals and VIP opening night cast parties
  • Get treated like a company insider – be the first to know and get invites for other events
  • Gain privileged access to our company and artists

Join today

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2016 Program of Events

The Studio Collective’s first production is Rumpelstiltskin, the company’s highly anticipated new family musical, a co-production with State Theatre of SA, which premieres at the Adelaide Festival Centre in October.

Over the past five years Windmill has produced two contemporary musical theatre productions – The Wizard of Oz in 2009 and Pinocchio in 2012, the latter a co-production with State Theatre Company. These bold and contemporary Australian interpretations of classic stories have delivered highly successful seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and New York, and were both nominated for six Helpmann Awards, several in the multi million-dollar commercial musical category.

Windmill’s next musical theatre venture is a very gothic tale, featuring the elusive imp Rumpelstiltskin – arguably the most enigmatic of all fairytale creatures. This major premiere season represents an invaluable opportunity for you, a close supporter and arts lover, to showcase your support of the delivery of homegrown Australian theatre on the national stage.

2016 Studio Collective Events

Creative Development Evening \ Wednesday 7 September

Enjoy a fly-on-the-wall experience at rehearsal and see the creative development process in action. Followed by a Director’s Q&A, and drinks with the cast and creative team afterwards.

Intimate Studio Supper \ Thursday 29 September

Get your foot tapping in this exclusive Club-only preview of the musical magic penned for the show. Then take your seat on the Supper Club Long Table for a feast with the cast afterwards. *Dinner additional cost.

VIP Opening Night and Cast Party \ Friday 14 October

A VIP experience for you and a friend with complimentary premium ticketing, priority seating, and two invites for the post-performance cast party, plus an opportunity to bring friends and family at a reduced cost.

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Planning Giving

Help ensure future generations can enjoy the great benefits that an exhilarating live theatre experience can provide.

Many of us want to ensure that we contribute to the wellbeing of the community long after we have gone and choose to add one or two organisations as beneficiaries in our wills.

A bequest to Windmill will be your lasting gift that will ensure future generations enjoy the great benefits live theatre can provide. Gifts and bequests make a big difference to our company and every amount counts. Your generosity will help us to create quality live theatre for all ages, provide creative development opportunities for our artists and support our commitment to wider community access for our shows.

Planned giving donors enjoy a close and rewarding association with our company and artists, and become valued members of the Windmill family.

Leaving a bequest to Windmill is simple and will have an impact long into the future. If you would like to learn more, please contact Executive Producer Kaye Weeks on (08) 8210 7200 for a confidential discussion.

Bequest Notification

If you have decided to include Windmill Theatre in your Will we would certainly appreciate it if you let us know. Our planned giving donors play a special role in our company and we would like to ensure that you are included in our activities and kept informed about our vision and our work.

Trust and foundation giving

We are a national company, based in Adelaide that delivers work around Australia and the world. Windmill works in partnership with a range of funding bodies, foundations and individuals with private ancillary funds in the delivery of its mission to create bold and ambitious theatrical works for children, families and teenagers.

Recent grants and major gifts have allowed our company to:

  • Deliver high profile international touring seasons in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai
  • Develop new large scale contemporary family musicals for family audiences
  • Provide greater access for disadvantaged students and regional communities in SA
  • Produce innovative, stage-to-screen feature film projects for teenage audiences
  • Facilitate free hands-on arts education workshops for young people and families
  • Offer a range of professional learning programs for teachers and educators to further embed creativity and performing arts in their practice

“A groundbreaking children’s theatre company… a national treasure” Sidney Myer Fund

 

As one of Australia’s leading and most awarded theatre companies, we are well positioned to help you successfully deliver objectives relating to:

  • Innovation and excellence in the arts
  • Young people and families
  • Disadvantaged and Indigenous communities
  • Education and learning
  • Skills and professional development
  • Organisational capacity building
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Social inclusion

Windmill gratefully acknowledges the generous support and enthusiasm the following philanthropic organisations have provided to our company:

  • Pratt Foundation
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Lang Foundation
  • Thyne Reid Foundation
  • The Ian Potter Foundation
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VOLUNTEER

If you have a genuine love of the arts and want to make a difference, Windmill needs you.

We really love volunteers. They bring their own experiences, insights and interests to Windmill, helping us gain new perspectives and forge links between local communities and our work.

Volunteers are involved in a variety of ways:

As a Windmill volunteer you’ll gain a unique insight into the way our work is made, and how our company is run, hopefully having lots of fun as well.

Join us, become a volunteer today.

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“By giving a little of my time, I make use of my existing strengths but also benefit from learning new skills and meeting new people who are so creative and dedicated to their work” Barbara Anderson, Volunteer

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If you would like to play a part in the Windmill Story, contact us today.

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