Supporting the Ballarat International Foto Biennale

In these times of uncertainty, your generosity and commitment to supporting the arts is more crucial than ever, the survival of the festival is at stake. Fortunately our festival was not on this year, however, we are still paying artists this year to exhibit their works during the festival in 2021 and the cost is immense.

In order to present the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2021 we rely heavily on support from generous individuals, in addition to the support by government, philanthropic organisations and corporate sponsorship. Your donations are absolutely vital to ensuring the festival continues.

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis we have introduced Open Program Micro Grants for the 2021 Biennale. Many of our artists are feeling the effects of COVID-19 directly and have told us that they do not have adequate resources to create works for exhibiting in the 2021 Biennale. Your support will help provide financial resources to enable an artist to exhibit in the 2021 festival. Donations for the Open Program Micro Grants fund are fully tax-deductible and designed to cover the costs associated with registration, printing and framing of exhibition works. If you have considered becoming a patron of the arts, our Open Program Micro Grants is the perfect place to start supporting our visual artists.

Visit the DONATION page on our website to contribute to the Open Program Micro Grants fund.


Choose the giving program that is right for you.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Donation Levels:
Supporter $250 – $999
Major Supporter $1,000 – $2,999
Patron $3,000 – $4,999
Major Patron $5,000 – $9,999
Benefactors $10,000+

National Centre For Photography Donation Levels:
Miner $5,000 – $9,999
Alluvial $10,000 – $19,999
Quartz $20,000 – $49,999
Nugget $50,000 – $99,999
Gold $100,000 – $299,999
Bullion $390,000 – $499,999

2021 Open Program Micro Grants
From $500

Online: Click here to go to our secure donations page.

Direct Deposit: Ballarat International Foto Biennale Public Fund:
BSB: 013520   Account: 408424739
Please put “your name” in the Message/reference.
To receive a receipt, please email us on info@ballaratfoto.org with your full details.

By Post: Download and complete our Biennale Donation form OR the National Centre For Photography Donation Form and email or post to: PO Box 41 Ballarat 3353

A tax deductible receipt will be forwarded once your donation has been received. Thank you.

All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible.
Ballarat International Foto Biennale (ABN 70 496 228 247) is a Not-For Profit Association and is endorsed with Charity Tax Concession and Deductible Gift Recipient status.