Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival | South Australia

The Balnaves Foundation John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize 2020

The Balnaves Foundation have been generous sponsors of the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize for many years. This year the prize money for the John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize is $12,000.

The Balnaves Foundation is a private philanthropic organisation established in 2006 by Neil Balnaves AO to provide support to charitable enterprises across Australia.

Dispersing over $2.5 million annually, the Foundation supports eligible organisations that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and Indigenous communities.


Coonawarra Vignerons Shenanigans

The Coonawarra Grape and Wine Incorporated (CGWI) has been a major sponsor of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival for many years.

CGWI is a membership-based organisation representing the interests of grape growers and winemakers from the world-renowned Coonawarra wine region.

The CGWI are delighted to sponsor the Coonawarra Shenanigans: the major music event for the Festival. The Shenanigans are a perennial favourite offering an eclectic mix of established and up-and-coming bands, held at the Coonawarra Hall.


SATCSouth Australian Tourism Commission

The South Australian Tourism Commission have generously sponsored our Festival with help to market our Festival and expand our promotion over the border in Western Victoria.