MATCH Lab builds fundraising skills and provides dollar-for-dollar matched funding for fundraising campaigns.
MATCH Lab is our matched funding program for independent artists and groups. It’s for artists looking to build their fundraising and arts business skills and run a fundraising campaign.
Please note: Applications for this program have now closed and applicants will be notified of funding decisions at the end of November, 2017.
The program supports artists to build fundraising skills, increase knowledge of philanthropy and arts partnerships, develop broader arts business knowledge and create sustainable sources of revenue for their work into the future.
But it’s more than just a funding program; it emphasises long-term skills development. If you’re successful, you’ll take part in a professional development clinic AND be eligible for matched funding for your fundraising campaign.
Artists come from all states and territories across Australia and deliver projects across a wide range of art forms; from circus and physical theatre, dance and film to community arts, architecture and design and events.
About the program
Applications for this program have now closed and applicants will be notified of funding decisions at the end of November, 2017.
Through the MATCH Lab program, we provide independent artists and artistic groups with:
- A place at our two-day Raising Money for Your Art professional development and fundraising clinic.
- Matched funding of up to $10,000 per project.
- Campaign advice and support.
Please note: Applications for this program have now closed.
1. Read through our FAQs and get in touch with our programs staff to go through your idea
2. Download our MATCH Lab Guidelines and make sure you’re eligible
3. Head to Smartygrants and fill out your application form.
If your application is successful, you’ll attend our two-day Raising Money for Your Art clinic. Here, you’ll connect with experts and your peers to develop a blueprint for supporting your arts practice; and a strategic plan that supports your next artistic project.
Armed with your strategic plan, your next step is to develop and implement your own tailored fundraising campaign.
Where does the ‘match’ part come in? We’ll also give your project a boost by matching the amount you raise during your fundraising campaign dollar-for-dollar (up to $10,000), to help you leverage support for your new project.
We offer up to 25 places nationally to participate in MATCH Lab. Participants will be fully supported to attend our Raising Money for Art clinic.
MATCH Lab supports campaigns hosted through the Australian Cultural Fund, which is managed by us, or any other fundraising platform.