Vipoo Srivilasa in his studio. Image: James Westland.

Crafting Futures.

The Artist Fund is established to support the growth of professional practice and build sustainable careers for Australian artists working in craft and design disciplines.

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By directly investing in artists, you are fuelling innovation in our vital creative ecosystem and providing them with expanded opportunities to ensure career sustainability and creative independence. Your donation to the Artist Fund will make a tremendous impact to ensure we can continue to directly support artists in the following ways –

  • Development and presentation of new work
  • Access to professional development programs & mentoring
  • Learning resources and workshops
  • Build networks and increase career opportunities

The Artist Fund is supported by Creative Australia through Plus1. This means that until 31 May 2024, your investment will be matched dollar-for-dollar allowing Craft to continue generating viable and sustainable creative careers into the future.

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How your investment will be directed.

At the heart of our program activities lie three crucial pillars: Present, Engage and Develop.

These pillars serve as the foundation of our efforts to nurture a thriving and sustainable creative community.


Our Impact

Over the past three years:
1,872 artists engaged | 61 exhibitions | 107,398 gallery visitors

In 2023, we welcomed 45,000+ visitors to Watson Place. Craft Gallery showcased over 320 works by 129 Australian artists across 26 exhibitions. First Nations Artists represented 23% of the artists we exhibited onsite, and emerging artists represented 29%.

Your donation goes directly towards supporting Australian artists to build sustainable creative careers.

We are proud to have supported the Australian craft and design sector for over 50 years, and we welcome you to join us in our mission to continue this important work by donating to the Artist Fund today.

Craft is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission. All donations over $2 are Tax Deductible. Your donation, large or small, is truly appreciated and will make a genuine difference.

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Video created by James Westland, supported by Hotglue.


Artist Stories

The community of artists, makers and designers we work with is at the forefront of everything we do. We recently visited the studios of five Australian artists and uncovered their obsessions and passions in craft practice.