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Now, it is more important than ever to show your support.

Our communities have come together to share why supporting Midsumma is so important to our artists, producers, culture-makers and our 200,000+ audience members each year.

If you can, please show your support by donating to Midsumma or by becoming a Midsumma Patron.



Midsumma needs to raise 70% of our expenses, and we do this through private donations. Without your donations, we would not exist each year. This has never been as important as it is now. COVID-19 has impacted on our estimated revenue by up to half a million dollars for the coming financial year and Midsumma now needs you to ensure we can keep doing great work into the future.

By making a donation to Midsumma you're helping to support over 5000 culture makers, producers, artists, and community members passionate about queer cultural experiences who need to tell and hear these stories and share these safe spaces.

Your donation helps us to continue to run our year-round initiatives such as our mentorship programs Midsumma Futures, Midsumma Pathways. And, it helps us keep events like Midsumma Carnival and Midsumma Pride March free and accessible for everyone to attend. Above all, your donation helps keep the door open and Midsumma operating!

Midsumma Festival has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, which means all donations above $2 are tax-deductible. 100% of funds raised go directly to artist and community development and access initiatives so you can be assured every dollar you give makes a difference.

Your support really does count and right now we really can’t do it without you! 



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