Who we are
For 45 years, WAYO has inspired young people to achieve excellence through a love of music, while also helping them develop skills of self esteem, discipline, teamwork, leadership and performance. As one of Australia’s leading and most comprehensive youth orchestra programs, with over 400 members from around Perth, South West WA and beyond, WAYO is committed to the long-term investment of helping our young musicians realize their potential and their dreams. Like many arts organisations, WAYO has keenly felt the impact of Covid-19. We ask you to consider supporting us through this difficult time so that we may continue to do our best for the WA community.
How we are run
Western Australian Youth Orchestras is a not-for-profit incorporated association and is directed by a volunteer board who meet bi-monthly. WAYO’s daily business is operated by a small and dedicated management team.
How we are funded
With less than 17% of our funding derived from government sources (the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries), we rely on the generosity of our private and corporate supporters to help us continue providing excellent musical training and performance opportunities for young Western Australians.
What your donation does
- Goes 100% directly to our programs and not to fundraising expenses and does not disappear into capital or reserve building
- Supports the small to medium arts and youth arts sector that has been hardest hit both by the current crisis but also by complete cuts in Australia Council funding
- Supports a highly efficient organisation with an administration of only 3.5 people. WAYO contributes both artistic and musical benefit to Western Australia but also delivers substantial economic impact
- Supports Western Australian jobs and cultural industries. Research has shown that in a typical year WAYO generates an economic impact 15 times our government funding. This amazing achievement guarantees your valuable and much needed support directly empowers WAYO, the Arts and the economy of Western Australia.
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