Donating to Catapult gives you the chance to support the company and its artists through donations that are fully tax deductible. Your contributions are an important lifeline, enhancing the artistic vitality of our company
The contribution of our generous supporters enables Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub to continue its important work delivering amazing programs to our audiences.
Catapult’s funding comes from CreateNSW. The organisation then relies on the generous support from other partners to help deliver high quality professional programs & performances, The Flipside Project and community programs to the public.
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub, Newcastle is a contemporary dance and multi-arts organisation that cultivates, and champions mid-career and emerging professional dance choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, with strong programs with and for young people and the community. The organisation is a critical component of art-form development in NSW with strong cultural value in the Hunter region.
Our Vision is:
- To be a leader in contemporary arts, transforming Newcastle into a regional epi-centre of collaborative choreographic and multi-disciplinary arts practice with regional, national and international recognition.
- An incubator and producer of the highest quality professional dance practices; curating established national and international dance practitioners to collaborate with regionally based artists, championing choreographic development, and building new communities for contemporary practice.
- A leader for the development of choreographers and art-form, and a regional hub committed to choreographic development and creative practices for young people, and the broader community.
Catapult Dance Choreographic Hub is currently supported by:
- Create NSW
- Sidney Myer Cultural Capacity Funding
- City of Newcastle
- Ausdance NSW – Associate Organisation
SUPPORT CATAPULT COMPANY: Newcastle's professional dance company
CATAPULT’S PROFESSIONAL DANCE COMPANY COMMISSIONS NEW WORK BY MID-CAREER NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHERS, WITH SCORES BY NEWCASTLE COMPOSERS. COMMITTED TO PROFESSIONAL DANCERS WORKING & LIVING IN THE HUNTER
The establishment of a Newcastle based professional dance company is one of the most of the important and relevant programs delivered by Catapult, supporting Catapult’s long-term vision in building a contemporary dance sector in the Hunter region that creates opportunity and infrastructure in supporting young people, emerging artists and professional practitioners. Importantly, it raises access, standards and opportunity to engage with dance of high quality in this regional area. Adam Blanch: choreographer
SUPPORT A PROFESSIONAL DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER or MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTIST
Your donation can go directly to supporting a professional dancers through a creative project.
Supporting an artist leads to the development, sustainability and future of professional dance careers in the Hunter
Support The Flipside Project: Youth Dance
Support young artists to develop into the next generation of future thinkers.
The Flipside Project provides opportunities for young people and emerging artists to collaborate with some of Australia’s most esteemed professional contemporary and independent dance theatre choreographers; inspiring and mentoring them through a long term collaborative, creative process.
The Flipside Project provides the opportunity to create and perform in full length contemporary dance works that simulate the professional dance industry, collaborating with professional composers, visual designers and production teams.
The Flipside Project, is not a private dance school, but a youth dance company that offers unique dance experiences for young people through performance and creative projects supported by Ausdance NSW, artsNSW, the NSW Department of Education and Communities, the City of Newcastle & the University of Newcastle
Flipside’s Intensives Programs are devised to simulate the working processes of a professional contemporary dance company, through daily morning contemporary technique class, creative task development, choreography and rehearsals, working together to create new full length contemporary work.
The Flipside Project strengthens the presence of contemporary youth dance in a non-traditional dance school setting, in Newcastle, the Central Coast and Greater Hunter, creating a non-competitive, inclusive hub for young and emerging dancers: extending their networks and profile both in the professional arts and broader community.
Support First Nations artists and Young People
OUR PROGRAMMING, HAS BEEN DEVELOPED WITH A COMMITMENT TO ABORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHERS, COMPOSERS, MULTI-DISCIPLINARY & YOUNG ARTISTS: ACKNOWLEDGING & RESPECTING CULTURAL LEADERSHIP & PROTOCOLS.
Catapult’s partnerships with NAISDA Dance College & Jo Clancy, WAGANA Aboriginal Dancers assists with cultural resources, protocols & support in the development & implementation of our professional & First Nations school’s/outreach programs.
CATAPULT’S ABORIGINAL YOUTH ENSEMBLE AND PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS/COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE HUNTER, DESIGNED WITH BEST PRACTICE CULTURAL PROTOCOL, AND ALIGNED WITH THE NSW ABORIGINAL EDUCATION POLICY.
CATAPULT ONLY ENGAGES/EMPLOYS ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTISTS TO LEAD/TEACH & CHOREOGRAPH THESE WORKSHOPS & INTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS/COMMUNITY GUIDING & MENTORING PARTICIPANTS ON:
- RESPECTING CULTURAL TRADITIONS & CUSTOMS IN REGARDS TO: DANCE, SONG, MATERIALS, & LANGUAGE.
- THE APPROPRIATE USE OF TERMINOLOGY TO REPRESENT ABORIGINAL PEOPLE & THEIR COMMUNITIES.
- ACKNOWLEDGING THE DIVERSITY OF ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES ENGAGED IN PROJECTS.
THROUGH THIS, WE ENSURE THAT ALL ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE, ENGAGED IN CATAPULT’S PROGRAMS, HAVE THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION IN THEIR CULTURAL AFFAIRS & EXPRESSION OF CULTURAL MATERIAL.
CATAPULT WORKS DIRECTLY WITH ABORIGINAL YOUTH (10- 18), BUILDING SKILLS IN ABORIGINAL/CONTEMPORARY DANCE FORMS, CREATING & COLLABORATING WITH FIRST NATIONS CHOREOGRAPHERS AND COMPOSERS, WHO MENTOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON CULTURAL PROTOCOL, STORIES AND IDENTITY.