The Friends is a not-for-profit organisation, of approximately 2200 members. . We also provide several grants via scholarships to other outstanding youth and individuals seeking to pursue a career in the Arts.
In addition to supporting various youth programs, the Friends have been a major contributor to HOTA. Since its inception, we have purchased many items including pianos, furniture storage boxes for ceramics, computers, and special lighting. We have commissioned a sculpture for the sculpture walk, supported artists by providing prizes for competitions in painting, sculpture, photography and ceramics.a
.We have also donated to the Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards, The Arts Centre Gallery, the Gold Coast Eisteddfod and the Friends’ Gift Fund awardees.