Back Black Swan

A new era of theatre

Like me, most of our acclaimed artists began their career as independents. Black Swan continually invests in the next generation of performers and storytellers. We do this through programs that support artists and open new doors on their career path.

But ticket sales generate less than 25% of our much needed income to make these programs possible, which is why we rely on your generous support.

By making a tax-deductible donation this financial year, you can Back Black Swan, and artists like Chris Isaacs, Andrea Gibbs, and Grace Chow whose stories are inspiring. You can watch below.

As we emerge from the challenges of COVID and our borders are reopened, there has never been a better time to invest in the future of Western Australia’s cultural identity.

ate Champion
Artistic Director, Black Swan

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Andrea Gibb's Story

When you #BackBlackSwan, you’re helping open new doors for artists to be courageous, tell new stories, and help people feel that human connection that is so unique to live theatre.

Without the support of the Malcom Robertson Foundation and City of Perth, initiatives like the Funny Girl program wouldn’t exist. And without Funny Girl, there’d be no opportunity for female stand-up comedians like Andrea Gibbs to write a new West Australian story. No valuable mentoring and guidance from Black Swan’s dramaturg or Artistic Director. No access to some of WA’s best actors for table reads that helped develop her story for the mainstage. And ultimately, no Barracking for the Umpire - the first play funded by the program set to hit the stage this October at Subiaco Arts Centre.

Your generosity has given Andrea the opportunity to be courageous, share a story that’s close to her heart, and help shape our unique cultural identity in Western Australia.

You can support artists like Andrea by giving


Covers the cost of photocopying a script for a script development week


Provides a commissioned playwright a live read of their play by actors


Gifts a commissioned playwright a week's script development with actors and a dramaturg