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"Design is crucial to the way we experience the world, design our cities and function on a day to day basis. The Australian Design Centre has an essential role in helping us do it well." Frank Howarth, ADC Board Member

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We believe making and design is core to human endeavour.

We are a leading craft and design centre that connects audiences to creative practice by showcasing excellence and innovation and providing opportunities to learn new skills.

We showcase the best craft and design across the country and share it with the rest of the world.

We tour our exhibitions through regional Australia reaching and engaging broad new audiences.

Importantly, in our work we involve young Australians. We use the tools and methodologies found in design practice today to develop creative skills for their futures.

When you support the Australian Design Centre all Australians benefit with donations going directly to deliver programs, education and exhibitions.

We are grateful to our generous donors who support ADC to showcase the work of craftspeople and designers for audiences across Australia.

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"Great design and great artists are core to how we live and exist and it gives me hope that I'm a small part of that."
Merryn Spencer, ADC Supporter.

With your help we can continue to inspire, inform and engage people with the power of creativity and also promote ‘design’ as a way of thinking and living.

Your generosity will help us to continue to develop our acclaimed exhibitions, education and public programs, research, digital content, partnerships and our national touring program.

Donations over $2 will receive a tax deductible receipt. All donors will be acknowledged on our website and in our annual report. Donations over $500 will be acknowledged on our gallery wall. Read three stories of why people donate to ADC here.

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"My life in an arts and cultural environment has given enormous satisfaction, fulfilment and enjoyment … I’m pleased to give back to it.". Maisy Stapleton, ADC Supporter.

How your donation helps us to help makers and designers:

$2 - $50 will provide general support for ADC exhibitions and events and our immense gratitude.

$50 helps ADC to print and produce community resources and maps like the Repair Resource or Sydney Mud Map.

$100 buys supplies for a primary school design thinking and making workshop.

$500 pays a maker or educator to deliver a craft and design workshop.

$1000 pays an artist to deliver a masterclass to develop professional skills in others.

$2000 will help to develop Exhibition Education Kits to support teachers and students across Australia.

$5000 supports ADC to work with an outstanding graduate to develop a body of work towards their first exhibition.

$10,000 to $20,000 will deliver a craft and design exhibition in Sydney that employs makers, designers and arts workers.

$50,000 or more is a significant investment in our work and will help us to shape the future.

*(These values are indicative of the range of activities donations will support.)

Please donate to the Australian Design Centre by using use the secure donation form here. Alternatively, please contact our Partnerships Manager, Alix Fiveash on 9361 4555 or email

Every donation is valued and put to good use growing Australian culture.

Other ways to support ADC

ADC Friends Program 

Become a friend and join a community of people who support makers and designers through the work of the Australian Design Centre. 
By joining ADC Friends you receive a range of benefits at Australian Design Centre and also at the Australian Craft and Design Network across Australia.
Find out more about ADC Friends here.