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Performance Space

Performance Space

Performance Space is a non-profit organisation that emerged over 40 years ago in response to artists desire to create and explore new forms of art driven by ideas and experimentation. During all these years, we have been the home of experimental practice in Australia, leading the dialogue nationally and influencing the shape of contemporary practice in Australia. 

Because Performance Space also represents a community of passionate individuals who believe in the transformative power of art. We would like to invite you to continue being part of this vibrant and essential community.

Your support has fueled our journey, and with your help, we can continue pushing boundaries and nurturing creativity for years to come.


Over the last years, the arts have been battered like so many other industries. Throughout this period, Performance Space has continued to push-boundaries and grow, imagining the future of art and reflecting on ways of working and developping, moving towards the future stronger than ever by;

  • Presenting a host of risk-taking new work, across major public programs, presenting and supporting yearly around 200 artists from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific
  • Building on our ongoing support for artists from idea to presentation as we offer dozens of artists residencies 
  • Commissioning brand new works from artists across Australia and the Asia Pacific, making sure to continue to push the boundaries of thinking and art-making within experimental practice


But we can't do it alone.
Our success is deeply connected to our supporters who are committed to the advancement of experimental art, new ideas and new futures.

How You Can Help: 
It's simple—by donating to Performance Space, you become a catalyst for creativity and a member of our vibrant community. And don't worry - whether big or small, every contribution makes a difference and helps us keep Liveworks thriving into the future.

How Can You Donate: 
However you like! And you can decide to give annually, monthly or as a one off donation, it all contributes to ensure that Performance Space remains the home of experimental practice for years to come! Even $10 per month will still enable us to accomplish a great deal. 

Your donation allows us to continue to think big, take risks, and support the development and presentation of new and important experimental work. 


Help us create new art and future possibilities.

Donate to create, and ensure the future of art. 

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.


Find out more:

or reach out to our Development Manager, Yousr at


Photo: Victoria Hunt, Tangiwai: The Cry of Water, commissioned by Performance Space for the 2015 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. Photograph: Alex Davies.

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Contact Details

PO Box 461

(02) 8571 9111

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

Performance Space acknowledges the Gadigal people of the land we work on as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney. We acknowledge the significance of Redfern as a place of change, resistance, resilience, and refuge for many communities, and as the birthplace of Black theatre in this country, and that we hold that history and honour it in what we do at Performance Space. We pay respect to all First Peoples Elders (past, present and emerging) and recognise their strength, wisdom and creativity.

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