Australian Cultural Fund

The Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) is our fundraising platform for Australian artists. The ACF was established in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts and is managed by us here at Creative Partnerships Australia.

The ACF has helped raise more than $20 million for Australian artists, allowing them to share stories, passion, and creativity around Australia and the world.

Donations to the ACF of $2 or more are tax-deductible, with 100% of donations going directly towards artists’ creative projects.

The Australian Cultural Fund makes it easy for artists to create, and art lovers to donate.

Image: Nocturnal Structural, WA Museum

Nocturnal Structural WAMuseum

How does the ACF work?



Artists register a project and start a fundraising campaign. Donors give funds to Creative Partnerships Australia and nominate a preference for which project receives support.

Creative Partnerships Australia assesses the gift and approves funds to the artists, taking donor preferences into consideration. Artists receive the funds to create their work, and the magic happens.

Information for artists

Creating a profile and registering your project is easy. If you’re an Australian artist or arts organisation with a project to fund and a fundraising campaign in mind, head to the ACF follow the prompts and you’ll be generating donations in no time.

Information for donors

You can make a tax-deductible gift to Creative Partnerships Australia and express a preference that the donation goes to a particular artist or organisation registered with the ACF. Visit the ACF to find a project you love.