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Speak Percussion Inc.

Speak NOW


SPEAK PERCUSSION shapes the sound of 21st century Australian percussion music, creating world-class, risk-taking and ambitious projects with many of the world's leading exponents of experimental and new music.

Support Speak by donating to our Speak NOW campaign and you will be a crucial part of the creative process.

All money donated goes directly to the art and artists. Supporting nothing but new compositions, new performances, new projects and artist professional development programs.



Your donation, whatever the amount, will have a direct impact on Speak Percussion and our artists in the creation of new work. Real examples include:

Donate $50 to contribute to the purchase and creation of new bespoke instruments, anything from matches in Fluorophone to modified clay pigeon shooter for our next show Pigeons.

Donate $100 to support the costs of a Before Nightfall performance, a series of artistic encounters with invited guest artists culminating in a free, intimate concert in unique, local spaces.

Donate $500 to contribute to the development and rehearsal costs for the creation of new, major works of scale such as Snare.

Donate $1,500 to support a one week creative development period for our Artistic Associates to develop new works.

Donate $5,000 to contribute to the commissioning of a major new work, such as Polar Force. Your support could help Speak with our musical experiments, including creating music from clay pigeon shooters, or working with 50 community musicians in a mass peace march through the streets of Melbourne.


You could also consider supporting our expanded Artistic Associate Program:

For the past eight years, Speak Percussion have been supporting the development of an emerging artist as our Artistic Associate. In 2019 we have expanded the Program by inviting two new artists and opening the artform to include a diverse range of arts practice and design. We are excited to announce Kaylie Melville and Tilman Robinson as our new Artistic Associates. They will work on a range of Speak Percussion projects, as well as develop their own projects.


The Artistic Associate Program will offer artists a number of benefits to support their artistic and professional development:

Opportunity to develop and present a new work in collaboration with Speak Percussion.

Opportunities for cross-artform collaboration

Mentorship and consulting advice from Artistic Director, Eugene Ughetti

Access to equipment and studio space at no cost

Professional development and capacity building

Through the industry and creative experience with Speak Percussion, participating artists and their work will continue to grow and find further support and presentation opportunities within Victoria, Australia and internationally.



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Contact Details

33 Kemp Street

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.