Main Photo: Hilda Bert and Daphne Puntjina from Areyonga, with Marion Swift from Ntaria at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018. Photo by Amy Jean Harding.
Sharing culture and song
Our Big Sing sponsors are a crucial part of Big Sing Community’s success. Every year people across Australia support First Nations singers attending Big Sing Community events.
Since 2010, funds raised have contributed directly to the costs of transport, accommodation and workshop expenses for singers from the Central Desert communities of Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Mutitjulu, Titjikala, Utju (Areyonga), Ntaria (Hermannsburg) and Mparntwe (Alice Springs) to attend Big Sing in the Desert.
Big Sing Community has also supported First Nations singers from communities on the East coast to attend Big Sing in the Desert and other events.
Sponsorship donations are tax deductible.
Peggy Gallagher from Areyonga, Judy Trigger and Rene Kulitja from Mutijulu, Sandra and Caroline Windy from Areyonga at Big Sing in the Desert, 2018.
What our sponsored singers have to say …
“When we get together for the music, the singing, it’s like healing.
That’s what I see.” – Gwen Inkamala, Ntaria NT, Big Sing in the Desert 2018.
Select Sponsorship Amount
Donation to Big Sing Inc Public Fund – Sponsor an Indigenous Singer
How to donate
Big Sing in the Desert and the Sponsor a First Nations Singer program are activities of Big Sing Incorporated.
Use this form to donate $50/$100/$200/$1,000 or your amount of choice via PayPal/Credit Card, or to pledge and register an offline donation via EFT/Direct Deposit or Cheque.
If you choose to pay via PayPal or Credit Card you will be directed to the PayPal site where the transaction will be completed securely.
Where does your donation go?
When you donate to our Sponsor a First Nations Singer program, you are helping us to support First Nations singers to experience Big Sing Community events firsthand.
Big Sing Incorporated is a registered charity with approved DGR status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
The Song Keepers
Many singers from the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir are regular participants at Big Sing in the Desert. This is made possible by our Sponsor a First Nations Singer programme. Members of the CAAWC have been invaluable teachers and leaders at every Big Sing in the Desert since it began in 2010. I am honoured to know them and work with them.
View the trailer for the beautiful documentary film The Song Keepers which tells the story of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir’s tour to Germany with Morris Stuart in 2015.