The WOMADelaide Foundation

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. 

A series of special projects have been supported through generous donations.


Since 2007 donations to this fund has been able to produce and present a range of indigenous & special projects including Nganampa Music, where artists from the APY Lands undertook singer-songwriter workshops with Kev Carmody, The Tjanpi Desert Weavers, where traditional weaving artists joined forces with Adelaide contemporary textile artist Sandy Elverd, the fabric artworks by Tiwi women screen printers, The Three Anangu Stories archival project and the commissioning of 60 unique hand-painted artworks per year exhibited as 'Flags of the APY Lands' .


The Planet Talks are staged in the historic Speakers Corner of Botanic Park at the festival where since the 1880's speakers gathered to debate the issues of the day. This ambitious program of discussion and debate feature stimulating and inspiring Australian and international speakers with the sessions exploring a range of new ideas and topics that deal with our sustainable relationship to the planet and aim to provide a forum for informed discussion about the range of global environmental issues and ways to address them in a constructive way.


Following the request 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) the Foundation 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. 

You can choose which of these programs you would like to support with your fully tax deductable donation via the Donate Now button below. This will take you through a series of steps (click through to the  'Give a one-off donation online' section,  choose or input an amount for your donation and you will then have the choice of programs to support). Or you can email us at




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