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Now in its 16th year, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale is truly a world-class event that continues to evolve, expand and attract curious audiences and most importantly, renowned photographic artists from across the globe. The most important aspect of the Festival remains the ability for this event to focus the lens onto artists from all countries, backgrounds, cultures and interests using Ballarat as a beautiful backdrop. The spotlight is shared equally among them all. The 2019 Biennale attracted more than 37,800 visitors from August 24 to October 20 (an increase of 360% since 2015) with 71% coming from outside Ballarat to experience photographic art in a multitude of forms.

In order to present the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale and continue to support artists in Ballarat and beyond, we rely heavily on support from generous individuals and donations are absolutely vital to ensuring the Festival continues. Your generosity and commitment to support the arts is more crucial than ever, and all donations help to safeguard the future of the Biennale. Help us continue to foster the photographic arts and create opportunities for artists by donating to the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us to grow the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and support the ongoing work of BIFB. Donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible and for donations of $250 and above, your support will be recognised on our website and print material. Simply fill in the form below.


Join our Patron and Supporter Program

Any donation, great or small, is a meaningful contribution to BIFB’s future. Your contribution helps us to support artists and champion photography as an art form in Australia. Donations over $999 enjoy exciting offers to openings and VIP events throughout the Biennale. 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 – $19,999
Principal $20,000+

National Centre For Photography Donation Levels:
Miner $5,000 – $9,999
Alluvial $10,000 – $19,999
Bullion $20,000 – $49,999
Silver $50,000 – $74,999
Platinum $75,000 – $99,999
Sovereign $100,000 – $299,999
Eureka $300,000 – $499,999
Gold $500,000+


Legacy Program

A legacy gift is a simple, but incredibly powerful way to make a vital contribution that will safeguard the future of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. By remembering BIFB in your will, you give the gift of transformative experiences through the finest photographic festival, for the benefit of future generations. Your legacy will protect and nurture our crucial work and has the potential to positively impact the creative and cultural landscape of our great city. To confidentially discuss living legacies and a gift in your will, please contact Fiona Sweet.


How to Donate

Online: Simply fill in the form below.

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 VIC 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.