Amplify your support for jazz. Donate to MIJF today.

As a proudly not-for-profit organisation, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) relies on the support of passionate people and partners to bring the festival to life each year.

With your support, MIJF will return in October with a dynamic 10-day program featuring the best of the best in jazz. However, it’s a challenging time for the live music sector right now. And with rising operational costs and market pressures forcing many music festivals to cease operations, it is MIJF’s community of jazz lovers that bolsters and sustains us.

Your generosity ensures we can make this festival happen.

In excellent news, thanks to Creative Australia’s Plus1 program, every donation our community contributed to MIJF’s recent Amplify Jazz appeal (up to $50,000) was matched—dollar-for-dollar—doubling the impact of every gift, and helping us reach our total fundraising target of $100,000 by 31 May 2024.

We are incredibly grateful to each of the 107 people—and one philanthropic partner—who made a donation to this appeal. We’re delighted to have welcomed 32 new donors to the MIJF giving community, and we were stunned by the generosity of the 6 people who donated twice during the appeal, to help get us over the line.

Right now, we’re continuing to raise funds to help MIJF deliver another incredible 10-day festival this October, and to support showcasing opportunities for Australian jazz musicians all over the world—amplifying the reach of our local artists and helping to develop international markets for their outstanding work.

Your tax-deductible donation will ensure MIJF can continue presenting the highest calibre of jazz and improvised music in Australia, whilst actively fostering the next generation of talent. You can be a part of the future of the Jazz Festival—amplifying our support of Australian jazz artists at home and abroad.

Join MIJF’s community of passionate jazz lovers. Donate today.

What can I support?

Artistic Excellence

MIJF connects audiences with the world’s greatest jazz luminaries and modern masters—bringing together the biggest names in international jazz from around the globe, alongside leading Australian artists from across the country.

New Work

We support Australian artists to create exciting new music and develop collaborations with musicians from around the world.

Sector & Artist Development

MIJF delivers a series of year-round programs and initiatives to support artists and industry at all levels—including our Take Note gender equity initiative, our First Nations Artist Residency Program, and our MIJF Presents: International Showcase Series.

Community Programs

We present over a third of our annual program free-of-charge to reduce financial barriers for audiences to participate in world-class jazz and improvised music experiences.

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