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2020 CAAP ARTIST LAB PARTICIPANTS - Photo by John Gomez Goodway


With EOFY fast approaching, we looked back on the year that 2020 was, with all its challenges, and we realised just how much we were able to achieve. 
Through the fortune of good timing, some fancy ‘pivoting’ and some bold choices, we were able to:

  • Open the world premiere of our food and storytelling sensation Double Delicious to sell out audiences at Carriageworks for Sydney Festival and AsiaTOPA Festival in Melbourne and Geelong;
  • Re-engineer our Longhouse networking, development and information sharing program to an online platform - including our first Longhouse Goes Global reaching out to fellow international Asian diasporic theatre practitioners in LA, London and Toronto;
  • Partner with 3 of Sydney’s major theatre companies and University of Western Sydney to host our inaugural CAAP Artist Lab: a skills sharing, capacity building and development program for 15 CAAP Artists;
  • Begin research into community engagement and audience development practices, with a view to enhancing the relationships between Regional Venue Partners and their communities;
  • Appoint a General Manager to build the CAAP team and lead the company’s growth

It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our CAAP supporters

Our matched donation campaign, 100+ Voices Speak was a standout moment amongst the challenges of 2020. Our CAAP supporters pledged an incredible $25,000 during the campaign - which in turn became an extraordinary $50,000 with matched funds through Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus 1 program! 

Your support at this time will make our work in 2021 and beyond possible

100+ Voices Speak gave us the confidence to keep growing in a time of uncertainty. Your support now will allow us to continue making new works, providing career pathways for Asian Australian artists, and advocating for greater cultural diversity in the performing arts.

Your donation will help us to:

  • Develop and premiere a new contemporary Indonesian shadow play – Perahu-Perahu – with acclaimed Indonesian-Australian visual artist, Jumaadi, and CAAP Artist, theatre maker and composer, Michael Toisuta;
  • Tour Double Delicious to audiences around Australia;
  • Continue our Longhouse and Longhouse Goes Global programs - with the latter seeing us engage and gain a deeper understanding of the international landscape with our colleagues in China;
  • Continue our research and develop a pilot program through our community engagement and audience development initiative ENGAGE! - deepening connections between Regional Venues and their communities.

Give now and elevate the stories and voices of a diverse Australia

All donations are tax deductible. Donate through our GiveNow* platform via the button below.*GiveNow holds the capacity to accept donations from as little as $5 up to $100,000. If you would like to make a direct deposit please contact General Manager, Suzanne Pereira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Board and Nicholas Ng at fundraiser

Christmas came early this year.  In October, our fundraising campaign 100+ VOICES SPEAK reached its target of $25,000 and that has now been matched through Creative Partnerships Plus1.  $50,000 makes a massive difference to our tiny company.  Heartfelt thanks to our generous donors for ensuring 2021 will be a year in which we can recover strongly.

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Girgensohn Foundation Elaine Chia  Patrick McIntyre Van Long Tieu
Kaldor Family Foundation Janine Collins  Kenneth Moraleda Jason To
Mahmood Martin Foundation Matt Cornell  Margaret Murphy Jean Tong
Greg Aitkin Carolyn Davis  Aimee Ocampo Rhian Tough
Ettore Altomare Leila Enright  Julienne Orcullo Sam Wang
Ien Ang Linly Goh  Raja Relf Kip Williams     
Gillian Appleton Jane Howell  Peter Richardson Jennifer Wong                      
Kevin Bathman Shuang Hu  Monica Sayers Tabitha Woo
Helen Bauer & Helen Lynch AM                 Kathryn Hunyor  Natalie Seiz William Yang
Belinda Bentley Aileen Huynh  Courtney Stewart Anna Yen
Karilyn Brown Mayu Kanamori                             Pearl Tan Susan Young
Gabrielle Chan Elizabeth Laverty       Mary Tang Gareth Yuen
Simon Chan Michelle Law  Krista Tanuwibawa Ronald Yuen
Jocelyn Chey Joyce Leong  Rosemary Thompson                  Arisa Yura










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