Welcome to Wollongong Conservatorium
Positive Change Through Music

Key Funders
& Sponsors

The commitment and generosity of our grant funders and sponsors has enabled WollCon to bring about positive change through music.

Key
Funders

NSW Government

Wollongong Conservatorium of Music is funded by the NSW Government through the Regional Conservatorium Grants Program. Core funding from this grant program supports WollCon’s activities, but particularly our Music In Schools Program, Schools Band Programs and the Music Teachers we place in schools to deliver classroom music lessons.

WollCon has also been awarded a project grant through Create NSW to support the Hot Potato Band to be the Con Artists Band in Association during 2022 – our 50th Birthday year.

WollCon thanks the NSW Government  Office for Regional Youth for their support of BlueScope Youth Orchestra’s Regional Tour through their 2022 Holiday Break Program.

University of Wollongong Australia

WollCon receives support annually from the University of Wollongong as part of their Community Investment Program. Funds from UOW enable WollCon to develop:

  • our program in Early Years music education in partnership with UOW Early Start activities
  • activities to bring about positive change for people through music therapy
  • initiatives that contribute to the educational , social and cultural fabric of the region
    performances
  • our scholarships and bursaries programs.
Wollongong City Council

WollCon is located in the beautiful Wollongong Botanic Garden, in buildings leased from Wollongong City Council and often benefits from project grants to support our work, particularly with community ensembles. We are grateful to Wollongong City Council for their ongoing commitment to the future sustainability of WollCon.

Creative Partnerships Plus 1 Program

WollCon has entered into a new collaboration with Creative Partnerships Australia with a Plus1 fundraising program (2021-2022). The program boosts the fundraising efforts of not-for-profit arts organisations with a dollar-for-dollar matched donation program. The WollCon fundraising campaign called ‘Fuel the future of music’ will help raise enough donations for the commissioning of new works by our Alumni to be performed throughout 2022 and to host a Band in Residence to mentor and work with our community ensembles.

We will be launching our Campaign in Early 2022 and look forward to welcoming you to the WollCon community as a donor.

Thanks also to the Merrigong Theatre Company (IPAC), operators of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, who have supported our program through their Community Grants Program, enabling us to access the amazing Wollongong Town Hall for our performance program and large-scale participative events.

Our
Sponsors

BlueScopeWIN Community Partners

Bluescope is the title sponsor of the BlueScope Youth Orchestra and we receive a grant from the BlueScopeWIN Community Partners program to support the Orchestra’s ongoing activities. The relationship between BlueScope and the Youth Orchestra celebrated 35 years in 2020.

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