Welcome to Wollongong Conservatorium
Positive Change Through Music
Individual donors play a huge part in the lives of many music education programs, either through financial donations or support in-kind.
Read more about our 2023 Fundraising Program below, which will contribute to an exciting and educationally and culturally beneficial refurbishment to one of our most inspiring performances spaces.
There are two major initiatives through which you can contribute to our thrilling refurbishments due to commence in July 2023:
Everyone loves a beautiful space in which to experience music.
Everyone loves to feel welcome.
Everyone loves to be safe.
Please donate to WollCon’s Capital Appeal and contribute to a new performance space especially for acoustic music at WollCon – a space which is welcoming, accessible and safe for all.
Create NSW have generously provided a grant to fund Capital aspects of improvements to the single-story building which includes creating a small, but perfectly formed accessible performance space in room 1/2 as well as creating new, private, accessible toilets.
We’re raising funds for the fit-out, specifically audience seating, musician’s chairs and acoustic drapes. We all love to be comfortable when experiencing great music and performances and seating is undoubtedly a crucial element!
Your donation will help us purchase new audience seating, musician’s chairs and acoustic drapes – key ingredients for experiencing great music.
- $99 will fund the purchase of one audience chair.
However, all donations of any size are welcome and are tax deductible.
The Single Story Refurbishment Project
With significant help from Creative Capital – a funding initiative from Create NSW – we are investing in WollCon’s single storey building. Works will be starting in July 2023 and completed by end of the Summer Holidays 2024.
- Making improvements to Room 1 to deliver a small, enjoyable and accessible performance/ rehearsal space. Perfect for the performance of acoustic music. Improvements involve:
* Double glazing to improve sound and temperature control
* Acoustic Drapes
* Improved lighting
* Air Conditioning
* New audience and performer seating
* Accessible doorways
* Finished off with a fresh coat of paint and a newly polished floor.
- Widening doorways to make rooms accessible for all.
- Replacing the exisiting toilets with individual, stand alone, new accessible facilities which meet the expectations of our community for safety and privacy.
- Investing in new chairs for performers and audiences alike to make playing and listening to music more enjoyable at WollCon
A huge thank you to all our donors to WollCon’s Musical Futures campaign. They are an important part of our community who are passionate about supporting music and music education. View the donor list below.
We are grateful to the following donors:
Noel Lamberton – Scholarships for students from Shellharbour
Music Teachers Association – the first donation to our Plus 1 campaign to support our 50th Birthday Year!
Friends of WollCon Community Music
Major Donor: Creative Partnerships Australia, Plus 1 Program
Major Donor: BlueScope Win Community Partners
Major Donor: Friends of WollCon Community Music
Daniel & Linda Bortolazzo
David Francis and Paul Wragg
Stephanie Smith and Lauren Hill
10 Donors who wish to remain anonymous
Audience Members who attended the Orchestra/String Orchestra performance on 3rd April 2022 in Wollongong Art Gallery
We are also extremely grateful to all who donated to our Instruments Needing Love Fund. They are:
Mr Rodger Paton, Ailsa Bailey, Isabelle Ryan, Jill Buchan, Marc Hannaford, Mark Norman, Oriana Rzzardo, Paul Mason and two donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Thank you for your support of the WollCon community; our amazing music educators, musicians, teachers and performers.
We welcome all donations – large or small. All donors share the same passion which is a love for sharing the joy of music and together we understand the value of music in all our lives.
To make a donation please call 02 4228 1122, or visit the office in person, alternatively email our CEO [email protected] and he will get back in touch with you. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and we will forward a receipt to you.
Thank you for supporting WollCon.
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