Barking Gecko Theatre | Plus1 Case Study
Plus1 supports not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations to develop and run more effective fundraising campaigns, boost their fundraising skills and secure new backers.
Applications for Plus1 2023/24 is closed.
Join Matt Morse, Director of Private Investment Capability at Australia Council, to find out more about the Plus1 matched funding program for small to medium arts organisations: what it’s about, who it’s for, and what makes a great Plus1 application.
If you’re a Plus1 recipient, you’ll run a fundraising campaign designed by you, for a specified period, to raise money for a project of your choice. Whatever you raise within that period, we’ll match it up to $25,000 or $50,000, depending on the size of your organisation.
It’s called ‘Plus1’, but there are a number of benefits for arts organisations.
Organisations can use Plus1 to attract new donors, build valuable relationships and networks for new and diverse revenue sources, and boost their fundraising skills.
In addition, many supporters and investors see matched funding as a means of extending their contribution—a matched fundraising campaign can be a powerful incentive in securing first-time investment from previously untapped donors or philanthropists.
Plus1 can be used to:
Matched funding of up to $50,000 per organisation is available and is divided into two streams:
The project or activity that will be funded through your Plus1 fundraising campaign is entirely up to the applicant. It can include, but is not limited to:
Find out more about Plus1 in our FAQs or watch the video below.
Australian Dance Party Ltd, ACT
Darlinghurst Theatre Company, NSW
Tantrum Youth Arts, NSW
Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People Limited, NSW
OpenField Arts Festival Inc., NSW
Bach Akademie Australia, NSW
Red Room Poetry, NSW
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, NT
BlakDance Australia Ltd, QLD
Vulcana Women’s Circus, QLD
Red Ridge Interior Queensland Ltd, QLD
Umbrella Studio Association Inc, QLD
Vitalstatistix Incorporated, SA
Theatre Republic Ltd, SA
Helpmann Academy, SA
KneeHigh Puppeteers Inc T/A Open Space Contemporary Arts, SA
Van Diemen’s Band Inc., TAS
Tasmanian Youth Orchestras, TAS
Ten Days on the Island, TAS
Arts Project Australia, VIC
Western Edge Youth Arts, VIC
TarraWarra Museum of Art, VIC
Footscray Community Arts Centre, VIC
The Push Incorporated, VIC
Australian National Memorial Theatre Limited, VIC
Sensorium Theatre, WA
The Lester Inc, WA
Western Australian Youth Theatre Company, WA
Writing WA Inc, WA
Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, WA
Philharmonic South West Inc, WA
Access Arts, QLD
Australasian Dance Collective Limited (ADC), QLD
Australian Festival of Chamber Music North Queensland Ltd, QLD
Ballet Theatre of Queensland (BTQ), QLD
Dancenorth Australia Ltd, QLD
Institute of Modern Art (IMA), QLD
La Boite, QLD
Find out more at Arts Queensland’s media release here.
Image: Brisbane Writers Festival 2017 Photo: Dan Seed