Celebrating 15 years in Australia!
WOMAD stands for the World of Music, Arts & Dance.
Over three days, WOMADelaide runs six outdoor stages featuring performances
and intimate workshops by around 35 groups from over 20 countries. It also
presents a KidZone, visual arts and street theatre programs, and an amazing
Global Village of 100 arts, crafts, international cuisine and educational
display stalls and three bars.
The magical ambience of WOMADelaide is indescribably lush; thousands of
people of all ages bliss out as they enjoy the sounds of the planet while
catching up with friends in the sunshine, lazing under the trees, shopping,
eating, drinking and having fun with their family (kids under 12 are
Come for a night, all day and night, or for the whole 3 days - it's up to
The WOMADELAIDE Foundation Ltd is a non-profit body established to present the annual WOMADelaide festival, and to foster and develop long term educational activities and cultural exchange through the festival program. It is listed on the Commonwealth Government's Register of Cutural Organisations (ROCO), enabling any donations made to the Foundation's Donations Fund to be fully tax deductible.
The Foundation has identified as one of its main goals a desire to focus on and develop art and cultural projects with indigenous artists. The WOMADelaide Foundation, the YYF and community members from North East Arnhem Land worked together over 18 months to present the Gupapuyu Dancers at the 2006 festival.
In 2007, thanks to a generous private donation from Maureen Ritchie, two fantastic projects will be going ahead. One is the Nganampa Music Project, where the renowned indigenous singer-songwriter Kev Carmody has been working with musicians from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. The other is the Tjanpi Desert Weavers Project, in which Sandy Elverd, the respected Adelaide-based visual artist, will work with indigenous women artists from the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands.
Winner, 2006 dB magazine Readers Award, Best Event
Finalist, 2006 Banksia Environmental Awards, Eco-Innovation
Winner, 2005 South Australian Tourism Awards, Significant Festivals & Events
Nominee, 2005 Helpmann Awards, Best Contemporary Music Festival
Winner, 2004 Australian Business Arts Foundation Award (for the
partnership with Amnesty International)
FUTURE FESTIVAL DATES
7-9 March 2008
6-8 March 2009