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📣 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: Counting and Cracking makes its Melbourne debut at RISING 2024. Tickets on sale now🔮 Prepare for RISING's return on 01—16 June 2024. Full program unlocking 12 March 🗓️📣 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: SHOUSE Communitas—a mass musicking event in St Paul's Cathedral for RISING 2024 — Register now🚋 CREATIVE LEARNING NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to RISING's Creative Learning newsletter, and download free educational resources on the First Peoples Melbourne Art Trams — FIND OUT MORE✨ Take home a piece of RISING with limited-edition artist merch feat. Aunty Zeta Thomson, Tiger Yaltangki, Paul Yore and FilthyRatbag View collection
RISING: 01 — 16 June 2024

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Marc Besen AC (1923 - 2023) and Eva Besen AO (1928 - 2021)

RISING remembers philanthropists and arts benefactors Marc and Eva Besen, who were instrumental in the establishment of Melbourne's first international arts festival Spoleto Melbourne: Festival of the Three Worlds, the precursor to RISING.

RISING thanks our supporters, whose inspiring generosity makes everything you see in our festival possible.


Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Foundation
Besen Family Foundation
Bowness Family Foundation
Canny Quine Foundation
John Truscott Foundation
Playking Foundation
The Robert Salzer Foundation


Anna Foley and Dashiell Gantner
Rupert Myer AO and Annabel Myer
Vallejo Gantner


Ann Lau and Anna Fairbank
Bird de la Coeur Architects
BKK Architects
Eli Giannini and Chris Jones
Ian and Gill McDougall
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
LAB Architecture Studio
Roger Wood


HYDRA: $10,000+

Dennis Orton Foundation
The Myer Foundation
The Vine Foundation
Anonymous (1)

CETUS: $5,000+

Christine Clough
Elizabeth Proust AO
Ruth Wilson

PEGASUS: $2,500+

Craig Semple
Craig Tiley
Jennifer Darbyshire and David Walker
Jeremy Blackshaw
Leonard Vary and Matt Collins AM QC
Ricci Swart AM
Richard Leonard and Gerlinde Scholz
Sally and Rob Bruce
Rob McGauran and Alessandra Giannini
Sophie Gannon and Frazer East
Anonymous (1)

CENTAURUS: $1,000+

Andrea Hull AO
Bridget Noonan
Fiona Sweet and Paul Newcombe
Gael Wilson
Gideon Obarzanek
Jane Evans
John So AO JP
Kevin and Liz Walsh
Lawrence McDonald & Christian Klettner
Lynne Burgess
Lilian Jou JP
Maria and Martin Ryan
Min Li Chong
Pinky Watson
Rohitha Rupesinghe and Mi Fon Lew
Rosemary Forbes and Ian Hocking
Rosemary Walls
Sally Browne Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
The Gill Family Foundation
Vic Zbar and Pamela Macklin
Yvonne and Sandy Constantine
Anonymous (1)

AURIGA: $500+

Christopher Reed
Diana Goldenfein and Julius Rath
Ian Watts OAM
Marie-Line Lussiana
Tim and Rachel Cecil
Anonymous (1)

ORION: $250+


RISING also thanks those who have chosen to leave us a gift in their Will.

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