Program Area

Arts

Funding Objectives

A dynamic and well-resourced Arts sector is central to a culturally-rich and vibrant society. The Foundation is interested in building the calibre and capacity of Arts organisations and supporting them to raise the bar of aspiration and achievement. We look for well-considered programs that work strategically to achieve this. The Foundation also seeks to foster appreciation for the arts and facilitate accessibility for all Australians.

FUNDING OBJECTIVES

  • To support cultural institutions and organisations in Australia which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation.
  • To extend cultural opportunities to regional centres, and encourage the development of arts programs at a local level.

In addition to the above interests, the Foundation makes grants to individuals through The Ian Potter Cultural Trust, which is a separate legal entity. Small grants from the Cultural Trust support emerging Australian artists to pursue further studies and nurture their careers in their chosen artistic practice.

EXCLUSIONS

The Foundation does not support performances, exhibitions or festivals unless there is a special educational focus. 

For an overview of the grant process, view the flowchart here.