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Festival Sponsors

Festival Sponsors

Major Sponsors

James Cook University
James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) values how excellence and creativity play vital roles in making local communities vibrant and flourishing. The Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) promotes the rich and unique cultural environment of North Queensland through presenting internationally acclaimed classical musicians to audiences from Townsville, around Australia, and overseas. With the former Vice Chancellor of JCU, Professor Ray Golding, as an integral part of the Festival’s inception in 1991, JCU is proud to be a sponsor of the AFCM and to be celebrating its 30th year of showcasing creativity and innovation in chamber music.

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Philip Bacon Galleries
Philip Bacon Galleries

Philip Bacon Galleries is one of Australia’s leading art galleries. It plays a pivotal commercial and educational role in the thriving Brisbane art scene. The gallery is renowned for the depth of its stockroom and for exhibiting many of the country’s most celebrated, established and contemporary artists.

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Sealink
Sealink

Festival Sponsor Sealink operate 18 daily services to Magnetic Island and will have you in paradise in only 20 minutes on one of their high speed catamarans.
Magnetic Island's relaxed tropical lifestyle, quiet, secluded beaches, rugged nature, abundant wildlife and 
easy access to the Great Barrier Reef make it a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Whether it's a short public holiday break, weekend adventure or something longer, if you're looking for a variety of activities you'll be spoilt for choice.

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Theme & Variations
Theme & Variations

Established in 1985 Theme & Variations Piano Services is Sydney’s premier piano store.
Specialising in new and used pianos for sale, plus piano related services including – piano tuning, repairs and restorations.

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The Ville
The Ville

Discover Wonderful at tropical North Queensland’s premier destination for leisure, dining and entertainment. The Ville Resort-Casino is a multi-award winning resort featuring six unique bars and restaurants, international standard Casino and a stunning infinity-edge resort pool with swim-up bar.  Located on the Townsville Breakwater, The Ville boasts panoramic views overlooking Magnetic Island, the Coral Sea, Townsville City and iconic Castle Hill. The resort is within walking distance of the Magnetic Island ferry terminal, CBD, restaurants and cafés, shopping precincts, Reef HQ Aquarium, the Museum of Tropical Queensland, art galleries, and Townsville’s award-winning beachfront, The Strand.

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Venue Sponsors

St Patrick's College
St Patrick's College

St Patrick’s College Townsville is a place of inclusivity, diversity and wonder, where students are empowered to be curious, visionary, creative and imaginative.  

Dare to Imagine compels young women to challenge the status quo and believe in their ability to make a difference in the world. The College’s academic and extracurricular programs teach students to develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills to ensure they accept challenges with confidence and determination.

In 2021 this Award Winning College has been awarded : Australian Education Excellence Awardees: Best Regional School of the Year & Department Head of the Year, The Educator's Rising Star. Brisbane Regional Educational Architecture Awards (East Precinct).

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Quest Townsville
Quest Townsville

Quest Townsville serviced apartment style hotel rooms offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Townsville accommodation experience perfect for short or long stays.

Quest Townsville is centrally located in the heart of the city's dining precinct and offers central Townsville accommodation within walking distance of an array of award winning cafés, restaurants and convention facilities as well as easy access to Magnetic Island. Attractions surrounding the hotel are The Strand (Townsville's dining, shopping and entertainment precinct), Entertainment Centre and SeaLink Ferry and Barg terminals.

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Peppers Blue on Blue
Peppers Blue on Blue

Gliding through the turquoise waters towards the idyllic tropical nature of Magnetic Island, you can see why it is one of Townsville's most loved islands.

Peppers Blue on Blue Resort is elegantly laid out at the water’s edge overlooking the Coral Sea and private marina. The ferry that transports you to the island from Townsville delivers you to the finest Magnetic Island accommodation. Boats bob at the marina and behind this modern Magnetic Island resort is a mountainous terrain that provides a picture perfect backdrop.

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Media Sponsors

Townsville Bulletin
Townsville Bulletin

The Townsville Bulletin has been proud supporters of the AFCM since it's inception 30 years ago.

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Triple M
Triple M

Listen live to 102.3 Triple MTownsville's home of 70's to NOW music. Featuring Pricey for breakfast, Chooky and the team throughout the workday

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OracleStudio
OracleStudio

OracleStudio has been a proud supporter and digital partner of the AFCM since 2007. Based in Townsville and assisting clients around Australia in digital design, strategy, user experience and custom development. 

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Crystal Clear PR
Crystal Clear PR

For over 20 years, Crystal Clear PR has been helping businesses of all sizes to create innovative strategies to reach their target audience. Experts in Marketing, PR, Media & Event Management as well as social media management, website design and communications, Crystal Clear PR offers strategic guidance and advice.

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Icon Agency
Icon Agency

Icon's multidisciplinary team works at the intersection of web, creative, PR and communications. We are 60+ individuals from across Australia and the globe, driven by shared values of purpose and possibility.

Founded in 2002, our model is adapted to the disruptive forces reshaping modern marketing and communications: the declining influence of paid media; direct-to-consumer brand marketing; the rise of ecommerce; and the experience economy.

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Community Sponsors

Wilmar Sugar
Wilmar Sugar

Wilmar sugar supports our regional Winterschool Program in the Burdekin.  Artists and Winterschool Alumni participate in musical workshops and concerts in Ayr prior to the Festival thanks to the generous support received from Wilmar Sugar. 

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Travel Associates
Travel Associates

Travel Associates are the Festival's exclusive travel agency, booking all artist, staff and board travel throughout the year.  

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