Together, we make regional voices come to life!Donate now
Your donation provides direct support to the three pillars of the NORPA Foundation:
Telling stories that are unique to the culture and fabric of the Northern Rivers is a hallmark of NORPA's homegrown works. NORPA is one of only a few companies left in regional Australia making new work. Funding for regionally based new works is hard to get, which is why we rely on the continuous support of our community.
Photo | Kurt Petersen
We're proud to have over 5,000 primary and secondary students participate in NORPA's Education Program every year. We believe fostering the creative passions of young people in the community is one of the most important things we can do - it inspires positive education outcomes in literacy, English, creativity and builds self-confidence.
The Bundjalung people have been making stories, ceremony and performance here for over 40,000 years. NORPA celebrates Indigenous and Bundjalung artists by supporting development of new works and creative collaborations. Donations to the NORPA Foundation help sustain this and other important programs such as NAIDOC at NORPA and the youth dance troupe Nini Nghari Gali.
Photo | Kate Holmes
Choose your annual NORPA Foundation donation:
Friend $100 – $999
Member $1,000 – $4,999
Patron $5,000 and over
We welcome one time donations of any amount. All donations are tax-deductible.Donate now
Donations can also be made via our Box Office at 1 Bounty St Lismore or by calling us on 1300 066 772 (9am to 4pm Mon-Fri).
The NORPA Foundation is overseen by a committee of dedicated community leaders and is chaired by local businessman, Nick Lake.
Dr Andrew Binns AM Lismore based General Practicioner (GP), former NORPA Board Member and Chair.
Annie Chapelle Co-Founder and Director of Byron Bay Coffee Company
Annie Curtin Former Chair of Our Kids and community advocate.
Nick Lake Co-Founder of EnergyLab, Managing Director of Nickel Energy and NORPA Board Member.
Tiffany Lucas Director of TL Consultants (Arts and Culture Strategic Consulting), Co-Founder and Managing Director of TrainReview, Secretary of NORPA Board.
If would like to know more about our Foundation please contact Katrina Mathieson, Development Manager on [email protected] or call 02 6622 0300.