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Who we are and what we do

Our purpose is to foster a culture of private giving to the arts.

What do we mean by private giving? Simply, any funding from private sector sources, such as donors, philanthropists, trusts, foundations, or business support, whether financial, in-kind or other forms of partnerships.

We support artists and arts organisations to develop fundraising skills, build relationships with donors, philanthropists and business and find diverse, innovative and collaborative ways to fund their practice.

We invest in the professional and business development of the cultural sector; work with philanthropists and business to facilitate, celebrate and champion arts partnerships and investment; and deliver matched funding programs for artists and arts organisations.

We also administer the Australian Cultural Fund, a fundraising platform for Australian artists and arts organisations that facilitates tax-deductible donations to the arts.