Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab matched funding program 2020-21 is now open for applications!

Are you an independent artist or group of artists with a project to fund and keen to learn the art of fundraising? You could be eligible for Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab dollar-for-dollar funding program, with up to $5,000 available per project.

MATCH Lab is an intensive, hands-on development program that builds fundraising and arts business skills, and assists artists in running a successful fundraising campaign, with advice and support from Creative Partnerships Australia along the way.

If your application is successful, you’ll take part in Raising Money for Your Art, a two-day professional development and fundraising clinic and run a fundraising campaign, with the option to use the ACF or any other fundraising platforms. Whatever you raise, Creative Partnerships Australia will match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000.

Applications for MATCH Lab close Thursday 29 October 2020 at 5pm AEDT.

To learn more about Plus1 and how to apply, read the guidelines and FAQs below.

How to Apply

To find out more about MATCH Lab and to apply, visit Creative Partnerships Australia’s website.


Take a look at some successful MATCH Lab campaigns from previous years that have fundraised through the ACF Platform.

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.