Support for individual artists
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust was established in 1993 by The Ian Potter Foundation to encourage and support the diversity and excellence of emerging Australian artists. The Trust offers grants up to $7000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas.
Educational opportunities for talented students
In 1972, George Alexander AM (1910-2008) set up an independent philanthropic foundation as a way of sharing his wealth and giving back to the community. Today, the main focus of The George Alexander Foundation is access to education for promising young people, particularly students with financial need and those from rural and remote areas.
$100,000 commission for mid-career moving image artists
The Ian Potter Moving Image Commission is Australia's most significant long term commissioning program of new contemporary moving image art by Australian artists. Realised through a partnership between The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), this biennial award represents a ten-year commitment to the art form.