Creative Partnerships Australia’s for the MATCH Lab program

Creative Partnerships Australia
Last date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020

Detailed Description

Creative Partnerships Australia has launched the MATCH Lab program for independent artists and small groups. They are looking for enthusiastic independent artists and small groups of artists who have a project to fund and are keen to learn the art of fundraising and building a sustainable arts practice.

The program aims to build artists’ skills in fundraising, increase their knowledge of philanthropy and business partnerships, develop their broader arts business experience and learn more about creating sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.

Through MATCH Lab they provide independent artists and artistic groups with:

  • A place at the two-day Raising Money for Your Art professional development and fundraising clinic.
  • Campaign advice and support.

Funding Information

  • Matched funding of up to $5,000 per project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MATCH Lab is for individual artists and small groups of artists. If you are unsure, please contact their programs staff.

Creative Partnerships Australia can’t support:

  • Arts organizations;
  • School groups or tertiary training institutions;
  • Applicants that have outstanding funding or acquittals with them;
  • Participants from the 2019/20 MATCH Lab program.
  • To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be a practicing artist, or group of artists;
  • Be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be aged 18 years or over;
  • Have an ABN and be prepared to receive project funds; OR have an agreement in place with an auspicing body;
  • Be available to participate in the Raising Money for Your Art clinic taking place either 4 and 5 February 2021 or 8 and 9 February 2021;
  • Be prepared to run a fundraising campaign beginning after Fundraising Plan approval and concluding before 15 June 2021 (fundraising campaigns must run for a minimum of 4 weeks).

The information one need to provide in their application includes:

  • A brief outline of your art practice;
  • Three of your artistic achievements or career highlights;
  • A brief description of the project you’re seeking to fundraise to support;
  • Information about your auspicing body (if applicable);
  • A project budget;
  • Your experience with fundraising, and how the program could help shape your practice in the future;
  • How this program would impact your career.


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