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WOMADelaide Foundation Ltd

WOMADelaide Foundation Donations Fund

As a non-profit organisation, the ability to continue the diversity of WOMADelaide’s programming is significantly reliant upon the generous philanthropic support of our donors. Every gift no matter how large or small is gratefully received, fully tax-deductible, and supports the continuing success, diversity, accessibility and creative excellence of the festival.

Your gift to the WOMADelaide Foundation can directly:

- support the ongoing development of three key programming streams (see below)
- increase the reach and impact of our Community Access Program, or
- make possible the presentation of major works and the ambitious large-scale performance projects for which WOMADelaide is renown.

Your support makes a real and critical difference, and enables us to include special and significant cultural programs which wouldn’t otherwise be possible.


Since 2007 donations to this fund have enabled the presentation of a wide range of special projects celebrating the cultural riches of Indigenous Australians. Projects funded include Nganampa Music, by singer-songwriter Kev Carmody and APY land artists, The Tjanpi Desert Weavers, and the Three Anangu Stories - a project featuring 180 unique hand-painted "Flags of the APY". Most recently, philanthropic support has enabled the presentation of Arnhem Land's Djuki Mala and Tyrone Sheather’s sound and visual installation Giidanyba (Sky Beings).


For over ten years, our Community Access Program has been providing access to WOMADelaide to individuals and organisations who wouldn't normally have the chance to experience The World's Festival. Each year, the program provides 300 tickets to a wide range of community groups through partnerships with organisations engaged with young refugees, Indigenous communities, people subjected to trauma and people of all ages, nationalities and life experiences.

An example of some of the groups involved in our Community Access Program have been: Adelaide Secondary School of English, Australian Refugee Association, Baptist Care - Refugee Services, Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music, Department of Education and Child Development, Housing Australia, Maree, Nepabunna and Copley Indigenous Community, and Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehab services (STTARS).


The Planet Talks hosts some of the world’s greatest thinkers, activists and commentators for smart and passionate discussions on the issues facing the citizens of this ‘third stone from the sun’. With sessions exploring a range of new ideas and topics covering science, nature, social change and our sustainable relationship to the planet, The Planet Talks is an educational and essential part of the WOMADelaide experience. The forum has featured guests such as Cristiana Figueres, David Suzuki, Sylvia Earle, Sir Tim Smit, Naomi Oreskes, Vandana Shiva, Kyle Weins, Andrew Denton, Tim Flannery, Peter Greste, Ursula Rakova, Peter Garrett, John Hewson, Ross Garnaut, Carmel Johnston and many more.


A gift to the WOMADelaide Foundation can directly assist in making possible the presentation of special projects or ambitious large-scale performance works. Recently, such support has enabled the presentation of festival highlights including Cie Carabosse: Exodus of Forgotten Peoples (2017), Jeremy Deller's "Sacrilege" (2017), Architects of Air: Exxopolis (2015), and Gratte Ciel's "Place des Anges" (2018). Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss how your gift can help realise specific upcoming major projects.


Following the bequest by Mohindar Dhillon, the founder of the Nataraj Cultural Centre which, since 1980, has been instrumental in bringing the finest exponents of classical Indian Music & Dance to Australia from India, the Foundation, together with Michael Abbott AO QC (a long term supporter of Mohindar's work) has established The Spirit of India Fund which will perpetuate Mohindar's extraordinary cultural legacy by ensuring the ability to fund the continuing presentation of Indian cultural performances at WOMADelaide.

The WOMADelaide Foundation Ltd, is the non-profit entity charged with the annual presentation and development of the WOMADelaide festival. The Foundation is listed on the Commonwealth Governments Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO), enabling donations to its Donations Fund to be fully tax deductible and such funds have been directed to foster and develop long-term educational activities and cultural exchange.

If you have any questions on how your donation will assist the festival and its future presentation please don’t hesitate to contact Nicola Prime - 08 8271 1488 or

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