Without the grit, determination, creativity and stamina of this core workforce, Australia would be a much poorer country, culturally, economically and spiritually. Many of the companies were recognised in various awards in 2013, including at the Helpmanns.
All their work on stage and behind the scenes in 2013 was made possible not only through enthusiastic ticket sales, but also from supporters who donate generously to enable the development of artists, new works, special tours, education and community engagement initiatives. This is underpinned by bipartisan support from both federal and state governments through their ongoing commitment to annual core funding for all the Major companies.
Thank you for your support, engagement and backing. The performing arts touches lives, builds communities and projects who we are as Australians, where we’ve come from and what we might be. They inspire excellence, creativity and connections.
December is the month of celebration and reflection—and the Majors are here to build the spirit with Christmas concerts, New Year parties and a new production of theNutcracker from the Queensland Ballet, as well as Bell and Belvoir’s works inviting us to think about things differently. Enjoy the festive season—and I look forward to a flourishing 2014.
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