At Performance Space we are committed to diversity, risk-taking, and the cutting edge of contemporary practice.

This year we have commissioned artist Tina Havelock Stevens (Thunderhead, Liveworks 2016) to create this amazing new video featuring dancer-choreographer Jo Lloyd (Co-creator of Mermermer, Liveworks 2016) to call for your support.

We believe that brave and challenging art is critical to the development of a free and open society. Our work across Australia and the Asia Pacific enables artists to create ambitious and provocative new works, and connects these works with an engaged and passionate audience.

Now, more than ever, it is critical for our supporters to throw their weight behind contemporary art that is truly risk-taking and progressive. This year, your support will enable us to deliver more residencies, artist development programs and present more challenging works at our annual Liveworks Festival. We will be able to open up new international opportunities for Australian culture and build bridges for Australian artists, by involving more international artists and curators in our program. And your support will build a Liveworks Festival that is more diverse, ambitious and impactful.

Donate now to create art that changes the narrative of who we are.



If you would prefer to donate offline you can download our donation form. For for more information on how to support Performance Space please contact our General Manager, Vanessa Lloyd on or +61 2 8571 9116.

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All donations over $2 are tax deductible. We appreciate your support and and look forward to sharing our artist’s creations with you. The Performance Space Development Fund is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.