Why Donate?

The Green Room Awards Association is an entirely voluntary organisation that exists to deliver the premier peer assessed live performance awards in Melbourne. The Green Room Awards Association has no recurrent source of financial support. Rather, its continued operations are thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors, advertisers and industry partners.

For further information on donations, please email: [email protected]

To become one of our Ceremony or Sponsorship partners, please email: [email protected]

The Winners Circle

Help support our local performing artists

After 37 years, the Green Room Awards is introducing a private giving program. We’re inviting former winners and members of the performing arts community to help extend the awards’ reach and be part of our annual performing arts conversation.

Presented yearly since 1982, the awards recognise the people and productions that make Melbourne’s performing arts scene the rich, diverse and exciting beast that it is.
Who are we?

The Green Room Awards are Melbourne’s premier peer-presented and run performing arts awards. Each year the awards celebrate and champion outstanding achievement across the breadth of the performing arts sector - from opera and mainstage music theatre through to dance, theatre and independent theatre, experimental performance and cabaret.

The high-profile ceremony attracts around 1000 industry professionals. The awards have a built-in multiplier, reaching thousands of people through regular emails, communications and PR.

Why are the Green Room Awards doing this?

Over the last few years we have been looking at ways to connect with past winners and supporters of the awards. Since 1982 thousands of talented performing artists have benefitted from the awards and the ceremony has become a vital gathering point for the sector. Although we receive support through the City of Melbourne, government funding is becoming ever-tighter and we need to broaden our support base. The winners circle provides an opportunity to achieve the twin goals of bringing previous winners, judges and committee members together and helping to support the ongoing success of the awards.

How helping will make a difference

Victoria’s outstanding performing arts scene relies on the artists, producers, presenters and technicians who make it happen. Your support will provide vital funds to acknowledge outstanding work and host the awards, a major annual gathering and discussion for the performing arts community. Help us continue the cycle of giving!
“We are seeking new partnerships with people that share our belief in the importance of these awards and the cultural conversations they stimulate.” - Hilary Glow, GRAA President
Winners Circle feedback

We also want to provide an opportunity for previous winners and associates to join the conversation about our sector. Over the next few months we will be working on ways to make that happen. In the meantime, please contact please contact us at [email protected]
if you have a story to tell about what the awards meant to you or feedback or a suggestion for the awards.

What do the Green Room Awards need from people?

To be a part of Winners Circle, we are looking for past Green Room Award recipients, judges, committee members and anyone associated with the awards to contribute donations over $100. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.