Our co-investment strategy builds on the Council’s trusted brand, our relationships and our wealth of experience which underpins innovative approaches to arts investment.

To discuss these opportunities further or to donate now, please contact:



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Donate and support opportunities for artists

The Australia Council is committed to growing private, public and philanthropic funds to support the arts and create more opportunities for artists and arts workers.

We have a long and proud history of partnering with philanthropic foundations, corporations and individual donors to co-invest in the arts. Together we have realised unforgettable creative experiences and supported the talents of extraordinary artists who have enriched the lives of Australians everywhere.

In 2021 we are pleased to be working with co-investment partners that include PerpetualPPCAARIAUniversity of Melbourne, The Sidney Myer Trust and the Myer Foundation, the Mordant Family, The Sid and Fiona Myer FoundationUKARIA, The Estate of Debra Porch and hundreds of individuals and families who value the arts. Thank you for your support.

These important relationships have resulted in inspirational opportunities for artists through the Marten Bequest ScholarshipsDal Stivens AwardKathleen Mitchell AwardFirst Nations Emerging Career Development AwardDebra Porch AwardLady Mollie Askin Ballet ScholarshipSir Robert William Askin Opera ScholarshipCross Family FellowshipsMordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship and Australia at La Biennale di Venezia.


Every year hundreds of donors, including individuals and trusts, foundations and corporations, have co-invested with us to support our vision for a world where Australian arts lead. We hope you will join us.

The Australia Council is listed on the Registrar of Cultural Organisations and operate the Australia Council Donations Fund, which has endorsement as a deductible gift recipient (DGR) confirmed by the ATO. Every donation of $2.00 or more is tax deductible.

Leaving a legacy

By leaving a gift in your Will to the Australia Council you can support artists and creativity beyond your lifetime. Your legacy will enrich Australian arts and culture for the benefit of future generations. 

All requests for our suggested will wording to help you leave a legacy to artists are welcome.

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