Supporting Youth from Grassroots to Graduates!

FOTA-EDM Half Price Membership A

To celebrate and assist emerging artists and performers, from grassroots to graduates, we’re offering this wonderfully low cost Friends of the Arts membership.

Anyone can join right now – new, previous or friends of friends’ – come and connect with like-minded, arts loving supporters. This Half Price Membership and it’s benefits is from now until June 30, 2019.

Half Price Membership offer ends Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5pm!

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There’s 3 easy ways to join > (click through and then scroll down)

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Update Notice

The Memorandum of Association and Articles of the Company were updated and we now have a new modern company constitution which was passed by special resolution and adopted at the AGM earlier this month. This  new constitution reflects the Friends’ wider focus on the support of the Arts and Culture across the Gold Coast. For the Friends, it means an opportunity to both donate and sponsor a range of arts and cultural initiatives in our region with corresponding opportunities for our members to participate in a wider range of events and activities.  … read more >

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Welcome to Friends of The Arts Gold Coast

The Friends of the Arts is a not-for-profit organisation, which has more than 2000 members who share a common interest in the arts. The Friends grew from a small group formed in 1968 campaigning for an Arts Centre on the Gold Coast. It continues its support of the Arts by making donations to HOTA projects, including youth programs, from funds raised through membership fees.

The Friends also has a Gift Fund, supported by private donations, that provides annual grants to emerging young artists on the Gold Coast.

Members of Friends enjoy a range of outstanding benefits, including reduced priced tickets to selected shows, low priced cinema tickets, and discounts at the Arts Cafe. The Friends also hold regular social events for members including cocktail parties, pre movie gatherings and special occasions.

Annual Friends membership is $50 for a double ticket and $35 for a single.

To join, telephone the HOTA Box Office on 5588 4000, or download an application (coming soon) and mail or email back to us. 

If you are a member and would like a copy of the recent minutes of the SGM, please email us.