BNE understands the importance of making our city a wonderful place to visit and live.
With that in mind we are delighted to partner with many local arts and sporting organisations that are making Brisbane a world-class city.
Australasian Dance Collective is one of the nation’s leading contemporary dance companies. Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company, the company has created over 175 works by 70 international and national choreographers.
With an extraordinary ensemble of six dancers, the company has achieved significant recognition through national awards, including three Helpmann Awards and three Australian Dance Awards.
We are defined by our commitment to excellence in both performance and sector development, contributing to the evolution and future of contemporary dance. Annually we create multiple new works, collaborate nationally and internationally and present performance seasons at major Australian venues including our presenting partner venue QPAC.
Entering a bold new era under the leadership of renowned Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, the Queensland-based company has a focus on collaboration, empowerment and artistic risk-taking. With the deeply valued support of Brisbane Airport Corporation, we continue to create exhilarating dance works that push boundaries and speak to the soul.
Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s major international arts festivals. Each September, it explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as Sunsuper Riverfire. Attracting an audience of around one million people every year, Brisbane Festival aims to connect artists and audiences in ways that lift the spirit, disrupt the conventional and open our city to the world.
The partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation, running now for over 7 years, allows both organisations the opportunity to enhance the cultural reputation of Brisbane.
The Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) is Brisbane’s leading and most dynamic community orchestra and brings together up to 200 musicians a year to play a variety of orchestral music. Created in 2000, the BPO was founded on principles of musical excellence and development, communal participation, and organisational professionalism.
The BPO has a strong history of maintaining various community partnerships including with the Queensland Music Festival, 4MBS Festival of Classics, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane City Council, and The Brisbane Airport Corporation. These partnerships provide essential connections in artistic, educational, professional, and social programs and cater to the orchestra’s increased responsibility to culturally enhance localities and bring a diversity of people together to enrich Brisbane’s artistic scene.
Brisbane Airport Corporation has been a Major Partner of Brisbane Powerhouse since 2006. The partnership is founded on our joint commitment to support and engage with our local community. Together we support artists and cultural activities that help make South East Queensland one of the world’s great places to live, work and visit.
A signature feature of our partnership is bringing the World Press Photo exhibition to Brisbane each year. The World Press Photo exhibition is known for inspiring global audiences and connecting with local audiences across 45 countries. Through our partnership, Brisbane Airport Corporation and Brisbane Powerhouse proudly ensure Brisbane is one of only 100 cities worldwide to host the exhibition.
Brisbane Roar FC are proud to have a longstanding partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation as avid mutual supporters of Women’s Football. We are excited to have Brisbane Airport Corporation as our Platinum partner and Front of Shorts sponsor for our Brisbane Roar FC W-League team, as well as Silver Partner of Brisbane Roar FC.
Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, has established itself as a chamber orchestra of national significance with an outstanding track record of artistic achievement. A Company-in-Residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Camerata’s vision is to empower artists, inspire audiences, and enrich communities through music.
Performing without a conductor, the 19-member core ensemble and their guest artists proudly take full ownership of the music-making in the spirit of chamber music to form a thriving, refreshing and acclaimed voice. Under Artistic Director Brendan Joyce, the group undertakes an annual regional Queensland tour and a subscription concert season in both Brisbane and Toowoomba.
Camerata has a reputation for innovation and interesting and adventurous programming. Brisbane Airport Corporation’s support as a highly valued Program Partner enables Camerata’s ambitious vision to grow audiences 25 percent annually for its mainstage season performed at QPAC. With BAC support, this bold plan has been achieved annually since 2015 and in 2019, 52,000 Queenslanders accessed Camerata's high-quality artistic experiences.
La Boite Theatre Company holds a unique place in the hearts and minds of artists and audiences in Queensland, with a strong focus for 90+ years on the development of new work and artists.
Brisbane Airport Corporation is proud to champion La Boite’s HWY program; the company’s annual festival that encourages artists to stretch boundaries and take risks, and invites audiences to participate in readings, showings, workshops, masterclasses and conversations.
The HWY platform has produced a number of brilliant new Australian works in recent years including Michelle Law’s smash hit Single Asian Female and La Boite’s 2018 world premiere production The Mathematics of Longing. BAC is proud and privileged to play a role in bringing these kinds of extraordinary works to life.
Museum of Brisbane brings our city’s vibrant art, culture and history to life through our exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks and children’s activities.
Located in City Hall, the Museum is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people change over time and how our individual and collective stories reveal our character and create our identity. We are also the keeper of City Hall’s rich heritage, and visitors can experience a bird’s eye view of Brisbane from the top of the iconic Clock Tower on one of our popular tours, as well as learn the stories behind City Hall during an insider’s tour of the 90-year-old building.
Museum of Brisbane is an avid supporter of the city’s artists, designers and artisans. We are dedicated to transforming their artistic vision into a stunning reality through our exhibitions and artist-in-residence programs. The work of Brisbane’s artists, designers and chefs can also be found at the Museum Shop which stocks a bespoke range of jewellery, fashion accessories, homewares, design objects, books, artworks and gourmet food products.
Established in 1981, Opera Queensland delivers a diverse, complex and accessible program of opera and related activities.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, Opera Queensland has been central to the evolution of the art form in Queensland, nurturing the careers of some of the country’s most renowned artists, including Kate Miller-Heidke, Jacqueline Dark, Kiandra Howarth, Hyeseoung Kwon and Kanen Breen.
Under the direction of Artistic Director and CEO Patrick Nolan since 2017, Opera Queensland is committed to celebrating the inherent strengths of the canon, actively engaging artists of the highest calibre to develop and reinvigorate the art form through a contemporary lens. Celebrating and interrogating the extraordinary energy that opera creates, Nolan’s programming features a balanced repertoire of Classic, Contemporary and Future works.
Serving Australia’s most decentralised state, Opera Queensland connects with regional and remote centres through a rich array of performances, education activities and community programs. Our annual program serves our audiences from first time opera goers, primary and secondary school children, First Nations communities, people with disability to diehard supporters, passionate about the power of opera to transform the way we understand ourselves and each other.
In 2019, Opera Queensland reached an audience of 254,524 through 183 events including 16 main stage performances.
Queensland Ballet is a vibrant, creative company which connects people and dance across Queensland. We have been working together in partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation since 2015, enabling us to bring the wonder of ballet to people all over Queensland and Australia. We are dedicated to the pursuit of artistic excellence and innovation, and our relationship with Brisbane Airport Corporation helps us realise our vision and continually reach for the world stage.
QMF is a creative placemaking initiative established by the Queensland Government in 1999. Originally intended to deliver a state-wide biennial music festival (The Queensland Music Festival), the organisation’s remit has evolved to incorporate a varied array of strategic music programs that promote the artistic, economic, social and cultural development of Queensland communities. In their 20-year history, they have engaged with over 1 million people across over 100 Queensland cities and towns, and in the wake of COVID-19’s fragmentation of our social fabric, their work remains more relevant than ever.
Brisbane Airport Corporation has been a major supporter of QMF’s Brisbane program for over 13 years, helping to foster a vibrant arts sector in the city through the support of large-scale signature events such as Help is on it’s Way, You’re The Voice, Keys to the City and the World’s Biggest Orchestra.
The QPAC International Series brings the world’s leading performing arts companies exclusively to Brisbane. Since 2009, QPAC has welcomed seven of the world’s best to its stages under the banner of the QPAC International Series: The Paris Opera Ballet, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamburg State Opera, The Hamburg Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Preljocaj, The Royal Ballet and Teatro alla Scala Ballet Company (La Scala Ballet).
The QPAC International Series is a way to engage in a creative, cultural and intellectual exchange between communities from different countries and the various diasporas that make up contemporary Australia. Each year, in addition to stunning on stage productions, the International Series incorporates a program of events and activity curated in collaboration with our visiting company to expand understanding of the productions, the artists and country these companies call home. Delivered in live an digital environments, the program includes exhibitions, talks and discussions, masterclasses, live simulcast and community driven participation.
Partnerships play a critical role in our ability to produce and present the International Series. We thank Brisbane Airport Corporation for their continued investment in ensuring the growth and potential of live performance in Queensland.
As an arts leader and great Australian orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its high quality, breathtaking performances of both classical and modern compositions that engage audiences of diverse musical tastes, interests and ages.
The largest performing arts company in Queensland and its only professional symphony orchestra, the Orchestra plays a vital role in Queensland’s cultural community, educating; mentoring aspiring performers; touring regional centres; broadcasting and performing with state, national and international ballet and opera companies. Each year, we attract the world’s best conductors and soloists as part of its acclaimed concert season, and presents unique blockbuster events.
Over the past decade, Queensland Symphony Orchestra has enjoyed a close partnership with Brisbane Airport Corporation and more recently their support of the Day in the Orchestra and Sing with the Orchestra community events. These activities form an integral part of our vision, which is to Educate, Inspire and Entertain.
Queensland Theatre is proud of its long-term relationship with Brisbane Airport Corporation. The beautiful courtyard, which is the main entry through to the Bille Brown Studio, is supported by Brisbane Airport. Through this sponsorship, the courtyard was enhanced with the installation of lush greenery and a stunning vertical garden wall, softening some of the more angular features and creating a warm, welcoming environment.
The courtyard and theatre will soon commence a renovation project. The completion date is August 2018. This is the most exciting transformation undertaken by Queensland Theatre. Soon we will be able to seat 360 patrons in the newly-designed Bille Brown Theatre, an increase of 30% on current capacity.
We are indeed most grateful for the support from Brisbane Airport and look forward to continuing our long and mutually rewarding relationship.