Make change with us!

Artists, designers and craftspeople have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. All of the usual sources of income, exhibitions, markets, in-gallery retail shopping and studio sales, have been impacted this year and may not be viable for some time to come.

As we recover, design will be even more important to develop creative solutions and reimagine our future as a country in a fractured world. ADC is uniquely placed to continue to support and develop designers for this uncertain future.

We are appealing to our valued supporters to consider making a donation. Help us make change for our creative community.

As a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity, all donations are fully tax-deductible and acknowledged in the annual report, on the donor board in the Centre and on the ADC website.  

  • Donate directly today and you will receive a tax-deductible receipt. 
  • Talk to us about making a quarterly donation across the year rather than a lump sum annually to spread your gift across time. 
  • If you are making or changing your will, talk to us about making a bequest to ADC to leave a legacy that speaks to your lifetime love of craft and design.

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

Make a gift

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 helps ADC, as a leading advocate for craft and design in Australia, to support a creative future through exhibitions, events and education. Please help us to do this work by making a donation today.

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.

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

Here are what some of our supporters have said:

“I cannot overstate the importance of organisations like ADC in promoting craft and design. I fully support their initiatives and goals in furthering critical thinking in creativity and innovation whilst maintaining a practical solution-based approach.”
Robert Costa, architect and ADC supporter

"As a professional designer, I donate to ADC as it gives me a connection to what I stand for which is a great feeling. I encourage you to stand up for what you believe is important in our world and to get that same good feeling by donating to ADC. You'll make a direct impact in supporting and nurturing designers and craftspeople in this country to do what they do best, explore, connect and innovate."
Andrew Simpson, designer and ADC supporter and board member

“Even a small donation can make a huge difference to such an important advocate for Australian Craft and Design.
You DO make a difference, you ARE valued and your financial support, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, WILL make a difference to the future of Craft and Design in Australia.
If everyone on the ADC mailing list donated $10, imagine how AWESOME that would be?"
Bridget Kennedy, jeweller and ADC supporter and board member

"Each individual donation to ADC is a significant boost. The scale of ADC in terms of budget and number of employees means that this is a philanthropic invitation offering an opportunity to 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 ADC board member (2011 - 2017)

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.