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Most philanthropy in Australia involves foundations (rather than individuals) giving money to not-for-profit organisations. The important part about this is that most foundations will only give to organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. That’s a lot of forms and hoops for the tax office.

But there’s good news for artists. Individuals and organisations without DGR or TCC status can still fundraise and offer tax deductibility to their supporters through the Australian Cultural Fund, which is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia provide artists with the resources to succeed, through services and skills for more effective fundraising, networking and community outreach.

The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists managed by Creative Partnerships Australia. It 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.

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

For more information and resources visit

The Australian Cultural Fund -

Creative Partnerships Australia -


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