The WOMADelaide Foundation

Investing in the future of WOMADelaide

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.

Carabosse and Exxopolis


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. Recently, specific examples of this support has enabled the presentation of festival highlights such as Cie Carabosse: Exodus of Forgotten Peoples (pictured), Jeremy Deller's Sacrilege and Architects of Air: Exxopolis (pictured).


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.

Your support makes a real and critical difference, and enables us to include special and significant cultural programs which wouldn’t otherwise be possible. Find out how you can invest in the future of WOMADelaide via the link below or feel free to contact us for further information on our bequest program.

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The Planet Talks and Djuki Mala


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)