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What do you love about Backbone? Let us know by donating to Share The Love!

Backbone’s goal is to raise $2,500 by the 30th of June for the programs YOU love the most!

Share The Love by donating as little as $2, and show us which program you’d like your money dedicated to:


Our Venue

The space where it all happens. Our venue on 38 Lytton Road, East Brisbane is an old bowls club which is getting the first round of some much needed renovations this year! We’re excited to be upgrading the accessibility of the venue by adding an accessible bathroom, and creating accessible entry to the venue. Do you love what we do in the venue and want to see more upgrades? Share the love this way!

Young people

Backbone’s focus is the young people we work with, where we allow people aged 6 to 30 to find their voice, express themselves freely, and get the experience they need to create what they want to see in the world. Do you love our programs for young people? Share the love this way!


Backbone Festival

Previously the 2High Festival, Backbone Festival runs annually and is a place to celebrate the work of our young artists. Uniquely, Backbone Festival is led by a group of young producers and arts leaders who want to create the festival of the future. Do you love the Backbone Festival? Share the love this way!

New Works

Backbone is a place where new Australian work is created. Our artists create theatre, performance, dance, visual arts, music and more. Want to help the creation of new Australian art? Share the love this way!

Or you can love them all!


Backbone is an incorporated not for profit with DGR status. That means every donation you make over $2 is completely tax-deductible!








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Become a Backbone Member

Backbone welcomes applications from the community to become our members. Backbone members receive benefits such as discounted venue hire, discounted tickets to Backbone operated events, and more.

Applications are considered and approved by the Management Committee on a monthly basis.  The annual cost of membership is $10.


Donate to Backbone

Backbone is the only arts organisation in Brisbane fully dedicated to developing young talent. As such, we are incredibly grateful to the community that supports us in all that we do.

All of our donations contribute to the running of our programs, improving our services and resources, and keeping our organisation alive! Our donors are a vital component to the organisations’ ongoing sustainability.

Backbone is an incorporated not for profit with DGR status. That means every donation you make over $2 is completely tax-deductible.




Make a secure online donation using the button above or via direct deposit using the following information:

Backbone Youth Arts Association

BSB: 034-008

Account number: 294053

Reference: (your full name)

For a receipt for taxation purposes please email us at

Volunteer at Backbone

At Backbone we absolutely loves our volunteers: they help make everything possible. We are happy to ensure that our volunteers are learning from their experiences at Backbone, and will provide experiences accordingly. The time you donate to us is incredibly valuable, and we recognise that your time is valuable to you, too.

If you are interested in Backbone and would like to volunteer some of your time with us, please get in touch at