Belvoir is one of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies. It engages Australia’s prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realise an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary. As well as performing at home, Belvoir regularly takes to the road, touring both nationally and internationally.

Since 2011, The Balnaves Foundation has supported the Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir program.

This program has included the following productions:

2011 – Jack Charles V The Crown
2012 – Beautiful One Day and Don’t Take Your Love to Town
2013 – Coranderrk
2014 – 20 Questions
2015 – Radiance
2016 – The Drover’s Wife and Title and Deed
2017 – Barbara and the Camp Dogs and Which Way Home
2018 – My Name is Jimi and My Urrwai
2019 – Barbara and the Camp Dogs and Winyanboga Yurringa
2020 – Cursed!

Since 2012, The Balnaves Foundation has also supported the Belvoir Indigenous Playwright’s Award, a $25,000 award for the creation of a new play by an Indigenous playwright. Recipients of the Award have included, Nakkiah Lui, Jada Alberts, Leah Purcell, Katie Beckett, Ursula Yovich, Megan Wilding, Kodie Bedford and Nathan Maynard. In 2018, the Award became the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Fellowship. The Fellowship accommodates applications from a broader range or creative practitioners and provide wrap around support from the Belvoir team.

“We support Indigenous Theatre at Belvoir and the Indigenous Playwright’s Award because we strongly believe that theatre has the ability to connect Indigenous culture and history with current social debate in an impactful and relevant way.”

In 2016, The Balnaves Foundation also supported Belvoir to undertake an upgrade to its CRM system and resourcing.

Find out more about Belvoir here.

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ABC Radio Interview with Megan Wilding 2017 winner of the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award