The Balnaves Foundation – John Shaw Neilson Acquisitive Art Prize
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.
The Penola & District Community Bank
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.
Our thanks to Country Arts SA who have generously sponsored the Co-Opera event for 2022. Co-Opera have been performing at our festival every year for over 25 years, only missing 2020 when Australia and most of the world were in lock-down. We can once again look forward to another special evening of entertainment with these talented and dedicated performers.