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The House exists to support girls and women find their voice - to be heard, to connect, to share joy.  Our programs are a strategic investment toward realising two specific complementary goals:


  1. Generate vocal performances suitable for programming by venues, festivals and events synonymous with artistic excellence; and

  2. Unearth and propel the careers of the next generation of female composers, songwriters and performers locally, regionally, nationally.

songwriters and performers locally, regionally, nationally.

Music composed as part of 'ECHO' by Yunyu Ong and ensemble.

The House that Dan Built is a NSW based music organisation that raises girls’ voices and advances women's careers. 


The House plays a unique role in amplifying and nurturing the power of the female voice and its capacity to communicate experiences without words, resulting in respected public performances. Underpinning The House’s programs are the principles of participation, empowerment, self-determination and the joyful artistic expression of women and girls.


The House scholarships girls, mentors young women, and commissions established composers to create new works that champion the female voice. Our work has been seen at The National Gallery of Australia, the Venice Biennale in Angelica Mesiti's ASSEMBLY, and Festival Tokyo in SCO’s THE HOWLING GIRLS. We have performed original work at Carriageworks, National Art School, State Library NSW, Biennale of Sydney, JSPAC & Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.


1 - Work hard (Rigour and discipline. Scales)

2 - Be Strategic (make a lasting impact, strategic longevity)

3 - Build Knowledge (each one teach one - learn do teach)

4 - Embrace risk (pursue a vision without knowing the outcome, in the unexpected lies the extraordinary)

5 - Delivering through a culture of joy.

Annual reports





A report by Kath Melbourne. Supported by City of Sydney. 2021.

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