Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music strutted onto the international music scene in September 2013, winning critical praise from around the world and delivering festival and broadcast audiences a visceral experience. BIFEM is a platform for virtuosity in musicianship and innovation in composition, with an emphasis on premiere or rarely performed long-form works. BIFEM’s resident ensemble Argonaut is drawn from a flexible roster of virtuosi from across Australia and from visiting international guests, playing together exclusively in Bendigo. BIFEM is Bendigo’s only international festival.
Bendigo is culturally alive and its audiences are savvy. This great Central Victorian city is widely recognised for its visual and performing arts culture. It is now becoming known as a deeply musical city, with BIFEM as its international spearhead.
Since the inaugural festival in 2013 many people have sought a tangible way to express their enthusiasm and support for this iconic event and join a network of like-minded people.
The 35|50 Club brings together 85 benefactors passionate about Bendigo and its musical future. We invite membership to the 35|50 Club for 35 people each donating $1,000 annually and 50 people each donating $500 annually.
All 85 members of the 35|50 Club are recognised as benefactors of Bendigo’s only international cultural festival. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to musicians, performances and opportunities to connect.
Places in the 35|50 Club are strictly limited to 85. All donations are tax deductible.
To secure your position as a 35|50 Club member, contact Loretta Gibson on 0418 451 364 or firstname.lastname@example.org