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WOMADelaide Foundation Ltd

WOMADelaide Foundation Donations Fund


As a non-profit organisation, WOMADelaide’s continued growth depends in large part on the generous philanthropic spirit of a growing number of donors. Every donation no matter how large or small is gratefully received, fully tax-deductible, and supports the continuing success, diversity and creative excellence of the festival.

Your philanthropic support of the WOMADelaide Foundation can directly support the ongoing development of the three key programming areas described below, or assist directly in making possible the presentation of special projects or new large-scale performance works.

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 been able to produce and present a range of special projects with indigenous artists which have included Nganampa Music, a project bringing together artists from the APY Lands and singer-songwriter Kev Carmody, The Tjanpi Desert Weavers who joined forces with Adelaide contemporary textile artist Sandy Elverd, and the Three Anangu Stories project, which commissioned the 180 unique hand-painted "Flags of the APY Lands." Most recently, philanthropic donations have supported the presentation of Arnhem Land dance troupe Djuki Mala and Tyrone Sheather’s sound and visual installation Giidanyba (Sky Beings).


The Planet Talks are staged in the historic Speakers’ Corner of Botanic Park where since the 1880s speakers have gathered to debate the issues of the day. This ambitious program of discussion and debate features stimulating and inspiring Australian and international speakers, with sessions exploring a range of new ideas and topics that deal with our sustainable relationship to the planet. The Planet Talks aims to provide a forum for informed discussion about a range of global environmental issues and ways to address them in a constructive way, and in recent years has featured guests such as David Suzuki, Sylvia Earle, Sir Tim Smit, Andrew Denton, Tim Flannery, Peter Garrett, Carmel Johnston and Naomi Oreskes.


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

Contact Details

12 King William Road
UNLEY SA, 5061

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.