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Who we are

For over 48 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.

What your donation does

  • Supports a highly efficient organisation with an administration of only 4 people.

  • Goes 100% directly to our programs and not to fundraising expenses, capital or reserve building.

  • Supports the small to medium arts and youth arts sectors: the hardest hit by cuts in Australia Council funding & the current global crisis.

  • Supports Western Australian jobs and cultural industries. Research shows that WAYO generates an economic impact 15 times our government funding in a typical year. This amazing achievement guarantees your valuable and much needed support directly empowers WAYO, the Arts and the economy of Western Australia.

How we’re 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.

How we’re run

Western Australian Youth Orchestras is a not-for-profit incorporated association as well as a registered charity and is directed by a volunteer board who meet bi-monthly. WAYO’s daily business is operated by a small and dedicated management team.

Many thanks for your support!

For information about other ways in which you can support us, please contact WAYO’s Executive Director, Ben Burgess.