ACF Boost | matched funding for ACF first-timers

Please note: this one-off initiative is now closed. Check our blog for information about the recipients and their campaigns.

For information about other Creative Partnerships matched funding programs, including MATCH Lab and Plus1, visit the website.

ACF Boost offered one-off, matched funding to first-time users of the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF).

Artists who were new* to the ACF were eligible for a $2,000 boost to put towards their project, thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 program.

Applications closed Monday, 30 April 2018.

Why we offered this initiative

ACF Boost was designed to help artists secure new supporters, run a strong fundraising campaign and build a sustainable practice.

Creative Partnerships Australia, which manages the ACF, wants to help you fund your art and be the best fundraisers you can be.

Research** suggests that matched funding can help you engage new supporters and to re-engage lapsed supporters. ACF Boost was designed to help artists develop and execute great fundraising strategies and tactics.

ACF Boost related links

Register and create your campaign

ACF First-Timers Kit

ACF Boost Guidelines (PDF)

ACF Boost FAQs (PDF)


About Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia is an Australian Government owned agency working to foster private sector support of the arts. Find out more about Creative Partnerships’ matched funding programs here.

*ACF boost was open to artists and arts organisations who have registered with the ACF for the first time on or after 1 February 2018 and before the application deadline of 30 April 2018.

**Source: How match-funding incentivises charitable giving in the UK and unites funders and donors in tackling social issues. By Dr. Catherine Walker, The Researchery; Commissioned by the Big Give, Charities Trust and RBS.