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 gift no matter how large or small is gratefully received, fully tax-deductible, and supports the continuing success, diversity and creative excellence of the festival.
Contribute to the future of WOMADelaide
Your philanthropic support of the WOMADelaide Foundation can 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. Recently, such support has enabled the presentation of festival highlights including Cie Carabosse: Exodus of Forgotten Peoples (pictured), Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege and Architects of Air: Exxopolis (pictured).
Since 2007 donations to this fund have enabled the presentation of a 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 Lands." 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).
THE PLANET TALKS
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 three-day program of discussion and debate features stimulating and inspiring Australian and international speakers, with sessions exploring a range of new ideas and topics dealing with science, nature and our sustainable relationship to the planet. In recent years the forum has featured guests such as 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.
THE SPIRIT OF INDIA FUND
Following a generous bequest by Mohindar Dhillon the WOMADelaide Foundation together with Michael Abbott AO QC established The Spirit of India Fund. As founder of the Nataraj Cultural Centre, Mohindar has been instrumental in bringing the finest exponents of Indian classical Music & Dance to Australia from India for over three decades. This fund will perpetuate Mohindar’s extraordinary cultural legacy by ensuring the continuing presentation of Indian cultural performances at WOMADelaide.
WOMADelaide is your festival. Your support makes a real and critical differenece, enabling us to include special and significant cultural programs which wouldn't otherwise be possible. Make a secure online gift for the future of WOMADelaide via the link below or feel free to contact us for further information on our Planned Giving bequest program.
If you have any questions regarding bequests or how your donation will assist the festival's future presentation please don’t hesitate to contact Nicola Prime - 08 8271 1488 or donations (at) womadelaide.com.au