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The Minderoo Foundation was established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001 to stand up, unite, innovate, empower and change the world. As a modern philanthropic organisation, they strive to take on tough, persistent issues with the potential to drive massive change and accelerate impact.

In 2015, Minderoo and WAAPA aligned to bring the world’s best talent to Perth through the creation of the Visiting Artist Program. Over the last four years, WAAPA have welcomed over 100 artists who have not only supported our students, but offered masterclasses and public forums to the wider arts and culture community.

WAAPA are thrilled to have such a supportive and collaborative partner as Minderoo who have supported us to:

  • provide the finest training to promote excellence in our students;
  • create relationships and networks to seed future partnerships and employment opportunities upon graduation; and
  • consolidate WAAPA’s position as an internationally recognized conservatoire training organisation

Thank you.

Matched funding

We would like to extend our thanks to all donors who support our Visiting Artist Program. Your support towards this initiative has transformed our students from skilled performers to artists with training and experience that will catapult them onto the international stage. It is because of you, these students will have a global network of support, thrusting them to continue their success and dreams.

Matched funders

  • Alan and Delys Newman
  • Allens Linklaters
  • Anthony Cohen
  • Bass Family Foundation
  • Brigid and Ronald W. Woss AM of the Woss Group of Companies
  • Classical Ballet Fund
  • D-Arcy Slater Foundation
  • Driftwood Winery
  • Holly Wood Trust
  • HJ Revocable Trust - Philanthropic Account
  • Keith Spence
  • McClements Foundation
  • McCusker Charitable Foundation
  • UniSuper
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