Support La Mama
On Friday the 3rd of April, La Mama Theatre learned that our application for four-year funding from the Australia Council for the Arts was rejected, despite being previously advised that we were in the top 30% of applications following the Expression of Interest process in 2019. We are not alone in this: colleagues across the country, including The Blue Room Theatre in Perth, Browns Mart Theatre in Darwin, Polyglot here in Melbourne and Australian Theatre for Young People in Sydney – all of whom play a vital role in supporting the development of new Australian work and new Australian artists – have also been defunded. We stand with them in solidarity and support.
Thank you everyone who took the time to fill in our survey.
We will use this impact data to form a petition we will deliver to the government.
See HERE for a Summary of Responses
See HERE for All Text Responses
There are a few ways that you can support us right now:
Please contact your local MP. A list of members can be found HERE
Tell them why it’s important that the government provides Australia Council with a recovery package for the survival of La Mama. Tell them what La Mama means to you. The most important thing is that it’s personal. If you have the time and inclination, a handwritten letter will have the most impact, but a quick email or phone call will be wonderful too. The more local MPs that we can reach, the greater our chance of being heard.
While right now the most useful thing you can do for us is to use your voices to speak up and reach out to your various networks (social and otherwise), many of you have also indicated that you are keen to donate. If you would like to do so, thank you very much! You can donate below
Credit & Debit donations
Eft and Cheque Donations
Rebuild La Mama Support
We made it!
Thank you La Mama Lovers! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the La Mama Lovers out there who have donated to the La Mama Rebuild!