Annual Information Statement 2018

Legal Name
Canberra Symphony Orchestra Limited

About the charity

Charity size
Fundraising online
Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?
Basic Religious Charity

Activities and Beneficiaries

Did the charity operate in the 2018 reporting period?
Main activity
Culture and arts
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra ensures that everyone can share in the joy of music through its Community and Regional Engagement programs. Connections are made and stories revealed through the program. Throughout the year, CSO ensembles perform over 65 free concerts in specialist education centres, aged care facilities, community centres, the National Botanic Gardens and the Canberra Hospital.

Recognising the power of music to improve social, emotional and physical wellbeing, the CSO is committed to providing programs that are inclusive and accessible to people who might not otherwise attend a concert in Llewellyn Hall. The response is a wonderful reminder that the CSO Community and Regional Engagement programs are just as important as the sell-out performances we put on stage.
There is compelling research that links children’s educational outcomes with exposure to music; it has been proven that learning potential and social development are significantly improved with regular musical engagement. The Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s education program draws on this research to create a unique musical education experience for school-aged children. Since 2007, over 60,000 school students in the ACT and region have participated in CSO education activities that are designed to support the Australian Curriculum and include comprehensive teaching materials to support and enhance students’ musical experiences. CSO delivers our education programs free of charge to children and their teachers from the ACT and surrounding region.
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2018 reporting period
Australian Capital Territory
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2019 period?
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Families
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • People with disabilities

Annual report

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Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 3
  • Part time employees: 11
  • Casual employees: 122
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 12.60
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 28

Financial Reporting

Charity's 2018 reporting period
1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements - reduced disclosure regime
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
Type of organisation
My charity is an incorporated association
State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
Australian Capital Territory

Income and Expenses

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