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A is for Atlas

A is for Atlas Gift Fund - General Appeal


COVID-19 buried our 2020 in ice. Projects in Portugal, Japan, Norway and at home indefinitely postponed. With performance ground to a halt and travel grounded, we've shifted focus and begun to grow practice rurally at home. Please help us in this shifting of gears through the pandemic, to embed our work on land and in community, and come and share a table with us in Victoria's western districts as soon as you can. 

A is for Atlas makes contemporary performance. Our artists travel the globe and the corners of creative practice to deliver new experiments in performance making. Our work traverses multi-form practice collaborations, community development practice, collaborative cross-cultural practice and collaborations between arts and non-arts disciplines. 

Our much loved Dining Room Tales is a social art practice and body of work conceived and directed by Xan Colman, deploying food, storytelling and performance to bring people together in creative actions of social resilience. Audiences are invited to spend an evening together around the table, hosted by an intriguing and exceptional artist. This host artist invites you into pieces of their life, culture, practice and heritage. They prepare live for you a communal meal to share in between moments of formal and informal performance. Along the way, the audience is entangled in the very process of creating an artwork.

​What we do is, first and last, about people. The fundamental role of the artist is to crack silos and draw the people inside them together. Artists are uniquely able to play the bridge, the hummingbird, the bee, ensuring that in between spaces are places of productive interrelation.

In the past five years we have shared our work with communities across Melbourne, as well as in Fairhaven, Avoca, Lismore, Perth, Sydney, Liverpool, London, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Hong Kong, Helsinki, Osaka, Yokohama and Frankfurt am Main.

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your support. 

More information about the company and its work can be found at

Thank you for your support of A is for Atlas.


"the antidote to fear and misinformation and hatred" - ABC Arts

"Just wonderful. No other words needed. Go." - Audience member

"suffused with hospitality at every level" - The Age

"Utterly extraordinary" - Audience member

"5 Stars" - Artshub


"top quality socially engaged creative practice" - Jill Morgan AM, fmr CEO, Multicultural Arts Victoria

"one of the nation's most uncompromising independent performance making ensembles" - Brett Sheehy AO, Artistic Director, Melbourne Theatre Company

"profound theatrical intelligence" - The Age

"guided by well-developed strategic thinking and approaches, sound methodology and pragmatism" - Teresa Zolnierkiewcz, fmr Head of Philanthropy, ANZ Global Wealth


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Office 10, Meat Market 5 Blackwood Street


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Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.