NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Support us

Why support NIDA?

NIDA is Australia’s leading institute for education and training in the dramatic arts across a range of disciplines. As a not-for-profit organisation, we are always looking for support so we can continue to provide students with the absolute best in teaching and technology, and help bring their creativity to life.

Our work today is defending the future of Australian arts and culture.

How do I become a supporter?

Gifts of more than $2 are tax deductible. Donations over $500 will be acknowledged in the NIDA foyer for 12 months. Donations over $100 will be acknowledged on the website for 12 months.

Any donation over $1,200 will give you access to our exclusive Behind The Scenes supporter events, for you and one other guest for 12 months. Events are ticketed where costs are incurred.

For more information on how you can support NIDA, please contact Lisa Hamilton, Head of Development and Alumni, on 02 9697 7594 or Tess Bourguignon, Development Coordinator, on 02 9697 7592. You can also email them at

Behind the Scenes

Annual Giving Program & Supporters Events

Enjoy the exclusive benefits of being a NIDA supporter through our Behind The Scenes annual giving program. Behind The Scenes gives you the opportunity to engage with the NIDA community while supporting NIDA’s world-class education and training.

What will my donation go towards?

You can donate to any and all of our funds that support different pathways at NIDA. Whether your interest is in supporting education for the disadvantaged, or helping students to fund their productions, your money will enrich the lives of our students and the industry as a whole.

  • Production Fund

    Your donation will allow students to stage production seasons, and access high-quality materials and technology to realise their innovative works.
  • Training & Education

    Your donation will support the delivery of NIDA's higher-education degrees, vocational learning and short courses across both campuses.
  • Scholarships and Awards

    Ensure students from all walks of life can access the best training and resources through NIDA, by donating to our Scholarships and Awards Fund.

Our Supporters & Partners

  • Corporate Partners

    NIDA welcomes corporate partnerships and has a number of opportunities available for potential partners.
  • Donors and Patrons

    Our donors, trusts, foundations and sponsors allow NIDA to continue our important work.
  • NIDA Foundation Trust

    Established in 1984, the NIDA Foundation Trust is an independent body that raises funds for NIDA. The Trust supports projects and activities not provided for by regular government funding or earned income.
  • NIDA Alumni

    NIDA Alumni are internationally recognised and respected. By making a gift today you are investing in the current and future generations of Australian artists working in the performing arts industry.