Charitable contributions are an important lifeline, supporting the artistic ambition and vision of our company. Through collective generosity, our supporters contribute to our story by providing vital funds directly to our work, our artists and access for our audiences.
When you donate to Windmill you support the company in five key ways:
Windmill supporters help ensure future generations of young people and their families can enjoy the great benefits that an exhilarating live theatre experience can provide. When you contribute $100 or more annually, you become a Windmill Fan Club Patron providing you and your family with a range of exclusive benefits to enjoy together throughout the year.
100% of your donation goes to one of our five programs. There are never any admin, management or operating costs taken from your donation. Ever.
Creation of New Work
Help us to create shows that inspire, excite and entertain our audiences.
By supporting the creation of new work, you will become a key contributor to the delivery of home grown Australian theatre on the national and world stage. By ‘home-grown’ we mean that our shows are made in Adelaide, from scratch – this requires significant financial resources. With your help we can continue to employ Australian writers, directors, designers and performers to create and showcase our all-Australian culture to the world.
Support our commitment to ensure our shows are accessible to everyone in the community.
We’re committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to see our shows. Our community policy offers 15% of tickets to all Adelaide productions free-of-charge to communities and schools deemed disadvantaged. By supporting this program, you will ensure all members of our community are able to take part in a creative and cultural experience; for some, it may be their first experience of seeing live theatre.
Since 2002, over 50,000 children have taken advantage of this program, while over 10,000 families have participated in our free arts education workshops.
50000+ young people
Have seen a performance as part of our community access program, Freeseats
Help us broaden our reach by allowing more young people to experience our award winning work.
Our annual Adelaide program is complemented by an extensive touring program that encompasses regional, national and international seasons in theatres located across the globe – from the remote APY Lands to the Sydney Opera House, and New York’s New Victory Theatre on Broadway. By profiling our company and productions overseas you will help contribute to the Australian cultural landscape, as well as create invaluable professional opportunities for our talented Australian artists.
Support our commitment of nurturing the link between theatre and creative learning.
Windmill has also evolved and implemented a groundbreaking Arts Community and Education program, which has become a goto resource for similar major national initiatives. This comprehensive program provides interaction with our works, using educators as the facilitators of a direct dialogue between artists and young audiences. Projects include Artist in Residence programs, participatory workshops, university based research projects and teacher seminars to compliment our productions.
Help us explore and create new ways to connect artists and audiences to tell, create and share stories.
Windmill’s mission to inhabit new media spaces and participate in the development of innovative means to tell stories is at the heart of what we do. In 2015, the company employed over 80 young people in the production of its first feature film, Girl Asleep, which has now played to over 300,000 people in 114 cities across 21 countries around the world. With your help, we will continue to explore different ways to create and tell stories to young Australian audiences, in new and exciting ways.