The Art Gallery of Ballarat is a Not for Profit Company Limited
by Guarantee, owned by the City of Ballarat and governed by a Board
For operating funds, the Gallery relies on support
from the City of Ballarat, Arts Victoria and grants and
donations from individuals and a range of organisations, including
trusts and foundations.
The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Association is an
incorporated organisation which founded the Gallery in 1884
and ran it until 1978. Although the Association no longer owns the
Gallery it still continues to support the Gallery's collection and
The Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation was established in 1998 as a
Charitable Fund for the future benefit of the Gallery. The
main aim of the Foundation is to establish a substantial capital
endowment to earn sufficient income to assist the Gallery with
specific projects or acquisitions.
You can support us in a variety of ways - by becoming a Member of the
Association, by volunteering your time, by donating to
the Gallery through the Foundation or making a bequest to the
Foundation in your will. Currently we are running Adopt an
Artwork, a scheme to support conservation of works of art to
ensure the Gallery collection is preserved for future
We always welcome partnerships with companies and
Major donors are
recognised on donation boards within the Gallery and on our
If you would like to support the Gallery in one or more of these
ways, contact us via email or give us a call on 03 5320 5858.
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