COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

TRANSFIELD COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Transfield takes an active interest in the community because it understands the positive impact its business can have on personal well-being and society. The company continues its history of supporting community organisations through direct sponsorships.

Community sponsorships are an essential part of Transfield’s business and reflect the company’s commitment to investing in the community. A community sponsorship involves Transfield Holdings providing financial, in-kind or pro-bono support to community organisations. These mutually beneficial agreements are designed to promote Transfield’s support of the great work done by the community organisation. Selected community organisations are chosen based on Transfield’s community investment criteria and thorough evaluation of each application. This means that some programs will not be eligible for sponsorship.



Sponsorships

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Transfield has been a proud sponsor of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 1996. The ACO was founded in 1975 and now has over 10,000 subscribers across Australia.

Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk

Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk

In 2008 Transfield Holdings augmented the cultural landscape of the Walsh Bay Precinct with the launch of the Walsh Bay Sculpture Walk, an outdoor exhibition of works from The Transfield Art Collection.

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea

Sculpture by the Sea is Australia's largest annual, outdoor, free to the public exhibition of contemporary sculpture. Transfield Holdings’ support for Sculpture by the Sea began in 2004 with the commission of Phil Price’s kinetic work, Tri.

ART TRANSFIELD
ART TRANSFIELD
ART TRANSFIELD

Transfield has a tradition of arts benefaction spanning half a century. 

In 1961, Transfield’s Founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, launched The Transfield Art Prize to promote up and coming Australian artists. He later founded the Biennale of Sydney, which Transfield supported as its Founding Partner until 2014. Additional sponsorships include Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sculpture by the Sea and the Museum of Contemporary Art. 

The Transfield Art Collection is one of the major private collections of contemporary art in Australia, not necessarily in value, although it does contain pieces of significance, but more because it illustrates the journey of Franco Belgiorno-Nettis, now continued by his sons Luca and Guido. 

In 2004, at the age of 89, two years before his passing, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis instigated a new initiative for the company: the roll-out of the company’s art rental program, whereby works from the collection became available for rent. 

To find out more about renting works from the Transfield Art Rental Program visit www.arttransfield.com

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THE TRANSFIELD FOUNDATION


The Transfield Foundation, a partnership between Transfield Services and Transfield Holdings, was established in 2010 and concluded in 2015.

The Transfield Foundation had a history of support for the arts that began with the vision of Transfield’s Founder, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis to launch the Transfield Art Prize in 1961 and the Biennale of Sydney in 1973. 

Between 2010 and 2015 the Foundation was committed to supporting organisations providing employment and education opportunities. Success in these areas helps individuals to reach their potential, gain self-esteem and achieve positive economic outcomes. 

The Foundation also has a long association with the internationally celebrated Australian Chamber Orchestra, a shining example of artistic excellence.

FOUNDATION'S GRANTS

Biennale of Sydney

Biennale of Sydney

Initiated by Founding Governor, Franco Belgiorno-Nettis and supported by Founding Patrons, Transfield Holdings, the first Biennale of Sydney (BoS) was held in 1973 as part of the opening celebrations of the Sydney Opera House.

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra

Transfield has been a proud sponsor of the Australian Chamber Orchestra since 1996. The ACO was founded in 1975 and now has over 10,000 subscribers across Australia.

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

AIME provides an out-of-school mentoring program for Indigenous secondary students who work with trained mentors selected from the mainstream university student population.

Career Trackers

Career Trackers

Indigenous university students can face hardships throughout their studies. This leads to poor academic engagement, higher dropout rates and lower self-confidence.

The Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation

The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.

Many Rivers Microfinance

Many Rivers Microfinance

Many Rivers Microfinance (Many Rivers) is a not-for-profit organisation that supports aspiring business owners with microenterprise development support and access to finance in order to see the potential of people and communities realised.