Update 12/10/2021

Congratulations everybody.

The Barunga Beats Appeal has not only reached, but exceeded its target of $15,000. What
does this mean? It means that music workshops and other skills development opportunities
will be available to the Barunga Beats mob for the next two years. The Gurrumul Yunupingu
Foundation thanks each and every one of you for your generous contribution to this appeal.

The Foundation has launched a new appeal: Children’s Songs

Barunga Beats is arguably the most successful program the Foundation has supported and helped nurture to date. The program was initially the idea of Ben Andrews, the music teacher at the Barunga School. In 2015, a partnership was formed between the school and the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation. The students are involved in musical activity throughout the school year, with the Foundation providing additional workshops leading up to the Barunga Festival. The skills of the young musicians are showcased during the disco, which is a huge draw card for locals and visitors.

In 2016 this program did not attract funding from outside sources so it was funded using untied donations to the Gurrumul Yunupingu Foundation.

In 2017 some funding was sourced from Arts NT. However, the Foundation needs to develop a strategy to ensure funding and support for this program into the future.

This vibrant and heart-warming program is in need of support to maintain and upgrade equipment and continue to involve the students of the Barunga School in professionally led Skills Development Workshops. Help us to keep the beat going, donate now.