You Can Make a Big Difference to young lives in WA
Make positive impact that lasts way beyond the next Festival
Our Creative Learning & Engagement programs play a huge role in the wellbeing of our local community, keeping people connected and ensuring artistic experiences are accessible for everyone.
Your donation will directly benefit young people and ensure we can keep bringing our community meaningful artistic experiences through these programs.
Every donation to this campaign will be generously matched by our amazing Friends of the Festival, up to the amount of $10,000!
'Perth Festival's community engagement initiatives are unparalleled in the arts in Western Australia.'
Matthew Tomich, Member & Community Engagement Officer, Youth Affairs Council WA
Practical ways you can support young people today:
Any amount however big or small will make a difference. Here are some ways your donation can make an impact.
- $50 donation Pays for two books needed for a private Q&A youth session with a Literature & Ideas author
- $100 donation Pays for all books needed for one Curated by Kids participant (10 books per child)
- $500 donation Pays for a school or community workshop with a Perth Festival artist
- $1,500 donation Pays for a whole school class to attend a Perth Festival performance (includes tickets and transport)
Your donation will be fully tax-deductible. All donations of $500 and above will be acknowledged online and in Festival publications, unless you’d prefer to remain anonymous.
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Bangarra Dance Theatre workshop
'Without this partnership, many of our students would not be able to experience these cultural opportunities.'
Justine McNaught-Conroy, Principal, Girrawheen Senior High School
STRUT Dance workshop
Here's what our participants from 2020 had to say:
'Involvement in the programme has spurred students on to pursue an Arts career - something many of them felt was not possible for them. Thank you so much for inspiring our students.'
Kate, Head of Arts / Specialist Drama Teacher, Swan View Senior High School
'The Perth Festival School Partnership Program provided fantastic opportunities for students from low socio-economic areas and disadvantaged backgrounds in our school area to experience the arts and learn more about culture.
The learning they gained from these experiences really added to their ability to interpret literature and to think more deeply about the topics portrayed.
'By far, in my experience this was the most engaged I have seen them in any educational activity and I now whole-heartedly believe that access to the arts and these types of experiences are well needed tools to engage high school students in education.'
Fiona, Girls Academy, Girrawheen Senior High School
'Perth Festival gave the Edmund Rice Leaders an experience of a lifetime, providing some support to them to attend some of the programs in this year’s festival, it was just exciting to see them happy, a great collaboration, thank you.'
Bellamore, Leadership and Creative Arts/ Sports, Edmund Rice Centre WA
‘We were grateful for the support of the Festival to go out of their way to provide a safe space for LGBTIQA+ young people. The session was incredibly valuable to our members and is something that’s rarely provided for at no cost. It shows a commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion.’
Charlotte, Youth Pride Network