For the very special one off 25th Anniversary 2008 Festival of Accompanists, the Guild is seeking the support of many generous donors who believe in the significance of the Accompanist and in the presentation of excellence in performance and education for Accompanists, Associate Artists and the Public.

The Guild aims to do this in 2008 with the Residency of world renowned Accompanist, Malcolm Martineau, (May 22/June1), the Conference of Accompanists and Associate Artists (May 30/June 1), a significantly enhanced Geoffrey Parsons Award (May 30) worth $5000 to the winner and performances by local and international musicians. The concluding Recital (June 1) by Malcolm Martineau and bass-baritone, Jonathan Lemalu, will present two internationally acclaimed artists of the concert and opera stages in recital.

Making a donation

We invite you to come on board as a supporter of the 2008 Festival of Accompanists by making a tax deductible donation to the Australia Cultural Fund, operated by the Australia Business Arts Foundation (ABAF).

How does it work?

The Australia Cultural Fund was established to encourage people to donate to the arts to enable artists, including musicians, to benefit from this generosity. All donations are made to the Australian Business Arts Foundation which then considers donor preferences when allocating grants.  In the past three years more than $2 million has been donated to AbaF and granted to 270 artists and cultural organisations – it is a great program for projects like the 2008 Festival of Accompanists.

So, by making a donation you not only get to support the Festival of Accompanists, but you also get a tax deductible receipt for your gift.

Download Donations Form Here.
The form includes instructions for posting your donation to AbaF. You can also go to
for further information.

Donate now!

Help the Guild make a huge impact in 2008 and raise awareness of the significance of the Accompanist.

Donations from $2 upwards are tax deductible but only through the AbaF.

Don’t want tax deductibility?
Then donate directly to the Accompanists’ Guild of SA Inc 9 Prosser Ave, Norwood, 5067.

Donate for 2008.
Right now is the time to support the Guild. There won’t be another year like it until 2033, and that’s a long time to wait for another major celebration of the Accompanist.