Using the ACF Artist Dashboard

The artist dashboard is the go-to hub for your ACF campaign. 

As an ACF artist the dashboard gives you an overview of the performance of your current campaign and will give you useful information about your donors and audience that will hold you in good stead for your next fundraising campaign. Here’s how to use the dashboard strategically.

Contact your donors

Your donors are in short your greatest supporters. They are the most passionate about what you do, apart from you! Having the contact information for your donors is vital for staying in touch, thanking them for their support, and accumulating a strong supporters base. Around 70% of artists who use the dashboard find the donor contact list the most useful function.

The dashboard allows you to view donation amount and email address (unless the donation was made anonymously) and you can export and use this email list to communicate throughout your campaign, send invitations to openings or other special opportunities, and ask them to support or engage with future projects down the track. Having access to this information also gives you a better sense of who appreciates the work you’re doing. It also gives you great insight into who you should be marketing your campaign to (who is there, who is missing?)

To access your Donor List, go to My Projects, click on the Project name and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Post real-time updates

Extending your campaign by two weeks? Or just secured a spot at Dark Mofo? Update your supporters! In the Project record you can post updates that will be displayed in the Updates tab of your campaign. Remember that these updates are NOT sent to your existing donors. As they’re not likely to drop by your campaign page again, we encourage you to email them with your news.

Edit images and videos

The dashboard allows you to access your campaign media and make changes to your images and video links.

Video links are embedded in your campaign page, at the top and bottom of the text. If you are having issues with your video link, please ensure you have included the appropriate embed coding:

  • YOUTUBE: changes to:


  • VIMEO: changes to:

Access your grant agreement

Once your campaign is finished, you will receive a grant agreement from Creative Partnerships Australia for the funds raised. You can read more about that process here.

You will receive an email from us when your grant agreement is ready to view. Head to My Grants in your Dashboard to input your banking details, and read over and approve your grant.

And don’t forget you can also update your Profile and create a new Project from your Dashboard.