May Project Spotlight | Aiding the Artist

There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes of the incredible art-making that occurs around the country. This month we’re pulling back the curtain and shining a spotlight on the projects raising funds to ensure that artists are able to create in clean, safe and warm environments. 


The Sandford Bush Music Festival is an annual celebration of Bush & Country living focusing on music, bush-crafts, art and local culture held in the village of Sandford, Victoria. The project aims to replace the ageing, homemade stage with a safe, sturdy stage, which will also be made available to local service clubs and  community groups.

Donations will be used to purchase the stage and a trailer for transport and storage.




InPlace is an NFP organisation engaging artists, researchers and organisations from multiple disciplines through a flexible residency model. Since launching in 2020, InPlace has only been able to provide limited access for artists during the winter months. This project aims to deliver urgent heating upgrades to the two residency houses.

Donations will be used for the installation of a heater, fireplace ‘damper’ and window glazing.





Improving indoor air quality is a simple and effective way to protect the health and safety of artists and audiences during the ongoing pandemic. The ‘Clean Air for Artists’ project will create a library of air purifiers and cleaner air devices that are available for free loan for artists performing in Naarm/Melbourne.

Donations will be used to purchase the air purifiers and related technology.





If you have an upcoming project and would like to #makeculturehappen, start your fundraising journey by registering on the ACF!