Boost your fundraising and build a sustainable arts practice with MATCH Lab!

Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab matched funding program 2021-22 is now open for applications!

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Are you an independent artist or collective ready to take the next step with your artistic practice? Apply for MATCH Lab, a professional development opportunity that promotes long-term skills development in fundraising and supports artists to achieve their campaign goals, with up to $5,000 available in matched funding.

MATCH Lab participants will take part in Raising Money for Your Art, a two-day professional development and fundraising clinic to develop a fundraising plan to support your arts practice. You will then run a fundraising campaign, with the option to use the ACF or any other fundraising platforms. Whatever you raise towards your nominated target, Creative Partnerships Australia will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.

Applications for MATCH Lab close Wednesday 1 September at 5pm AEST.

To learn more about MATCH Lab read the guidelines and FAQs below.

To apply, visit Creative Partnerships Australia’s website.

MATCH Lab participants have had success in fundraising through the ACF Platform in previous years. Take a look at the projects below and be inspired.

About Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Creative Partnerships Australia fosters a culture of private sector support for the arts and to grow a more sustainable, vibrant and ambitious cultural sector for the benefit of all Australians.