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Temperance Hall Donor Program

The devastating effects of COVID-19 on the lives of so many Australian artists have been felt far and wide.  Like many of our peers, Phillip Adams BalletLab and Temperance Hall have been hit hard by the venue closures required to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In addition to having the premiere presentations of new BalletLab works The Prelude and SICK cancelled, we’ve seen an 82% reduction in income from hiring out our venue since restrictions came into effect; with little prospect of bookings restarting for several months. 
Reconnecting with our artists and communities is at the forefront of our minds as restrictions begin to ease. Since we opened in 2016, Temperance Hall has been a space for performance and artistic experimentation that artists could truly claim their own, and a champion for LGBTQIA+ artists and communities.   
As we plan our triumphant return to the studio, we seek your support to afford the employment of artists, allowing ambitious productions to continue unabated. We are reimagining what The Prelude and SICK can now be, and our artists will return to Temperance Hall for final developments from June. We’re also planning for as many artists as possible to return to our spaces soon, through offering free and subsidised studios so they can continue to develop rich, new, exciting works.  
We are reaching out to our community of supporters to help us to reinvigorate Temperance Hall with the presence of art and artists who are chomping at the bit to resume their creative practice and collaborations. 
Donations of any size are greatly appreciated, and all support we receive will go directly towards: 

  • 12 weeks of paid employment for 13 artists to continue the development and revised presentations of new works The Prelude and SICK at Temperance Hall
  • Providing free and heavily subsidised studio space to independent artists and small arts organisations 

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