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"Each individual donation to ADC is a significant boost. It is worth stating that the scale of ADC in terms of budget and number of employees means that this is a philanthropic invitation offering an opportunity to really make a difference. ADC consistently punches well above its weight, and benefits practitioners, partners and audiences in each and every activity."  
Oliver Smith, Silversmith and ex-ADC Board Member. 

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Australia needs an innovative design-focused future to help solve the big challenges. Tackling the effects of climate change, making cities more liveable and the impact of an ageing population are problems that face us today. A focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Design, and Mathematics) in our education system is essential for the future innovative, creative thinkers to be able to tackle these issues. 

Australian Design Centre is a platform that showcases, mentors and promotes makers and designers by:

  • making exhibitions that connect creative ideas to audiences
  • building marketplaces for artists to test and sell their work
  • presenting conversations and events about design, craft and creative ideas

As a not-for-profit enterprise we need your help to do this work. You can help by visiting our exhibitions, buying from our retail space Object Shop, becoming an ADC Friend or making a donation to help make our future more secure.

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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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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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 run events like Sydney Craft Week.

$100 buys supplies for a primary school design workshop.

$500 pays a designer to deliver a craft and design workshop.

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

$2000 will help to develop an exhibition education kits for teachers and students across Australia.

$5000 supports ADC to work with an outstanding emerging designer 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 alix@australiandesigncentre.com

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.




Image: Designing Bright Futures 2017, opening night. Photo: Boaz Nothman.