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Your donation directly supports emerging and experimental artists

Donating to Firstdraft ensures we can support early-career practitioners by providing free exhibitions and paying artist fees.

Artists are faced with significant costs to realise their work. Providing free exhibitions and artist fees encourages artists to be bold, ambitious, take risks and pursue local and international collaborations.

Every dollar you donate makes a difference. Below are some examples that illustrate the value of your donation:

• $500 gives an artist the opportunity to perform or present work in our Live Nights
• $1,000 gives an artist the opportunity to present a solo show in our Exhibition Program
• $2,500 gives an emerging curator the opportunity to present a group exhibition in our Curators Program
• $10,000 supports an international exchange

To discuss your donation please contact:
Georgia Hobbs
General Manager
(02) 8970 2999

Firstdraft is a not-for-profit organisation endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Donations above $1,000 are acknowledged on our website.


Cybele Cox, Ornamental Hallucination, 2017 Photo Zan Wimberley
Aston Creus, Evolving Wilds, 2017, Firstdraft, Sydney, Photo Zan Wimberley
Jelena Telecki, Not Coming Andersson, 2018, Firstdraft, Sydney, Photo Zan Wimberley
J.D Reforma, Coconut Republic, 2017, Firstdraft, Sydney, Photo Zan Wimberley
Marikit Santiago, Mahal, 2018, Firstdraft, Sydney, Photo, Zan Wimberley
Claudia Nicholson, performance at ‘invocation’, 2016, curated by Adonis and Latai Taumoepeau, Photo Jodie Baker