At PICA we recognise that we are situated within the unceded lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation. We pay our respects and offer our gratitude to Elders past and present, and to those emerging leaders in the community. We acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the importance of their care and continued connection to culture, community and Country.

Always was, always will be.

Our galleries are open today 12–5pm. Our exhibitions are always free.

Support

Inspire creativity

We need the support of individuals like you who share our values, our sense of adventure and our desire to create career-defining moments for artists and life-enhancing experiences for audiences. 

Thank you!

PICA is a not-for-profit organisation registered with The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). All donations $2 or more are tax-deductible.  

At PICA we believe that contemporary artists are the trailblazers, innovators and change-makers that give us a glimpse of what is possible.  In acknowledgement of this, we work hard to make contemporary arts experiences accessible and engaging to diverse communities, while championing radical new art practices and embracing challenging subject matter that fosters awareness and understanding. 

When you support PICA, you create opportunities for:  

  • Emerging and established artists across all art forms including visual arts, performance, dance and music
  • WA arts workers, including curators, writers and producers
  • Contemporary art enthusiasts and the curious who visit PICA 
  • Educational groups, particularly secondary and tertiary students and teachers
  • Local, national and international visitors to Perth 

How you can support

Put your appreciation of art and artists, and your belief in their positive impact on people and communities, into action through PICA. Becoming a PICA Donor is a simple yet powerful way to express your support for contemporary art and keep PICA free for everyone. 

If you would like to discuss your giving options please contact Anne Tunnecliffe, PICA’s Development Manager, at philanthropy@pica.org.au or 08 9228 6300  

Instant Philanthropists
Gifts under $1,250

Put simply, philanthropy means ‘love of humanity’. If you believe art benefits us all and should be freely available to everyone, give what you can and become an Instant Philanthropist. Every dollar makes a difference and any amount over $2 is tax deductible. 

Annual Giving

Join PICA’s award-winning annual giving program as an Art 1000 Donor ($1,250), Art Ambassador ($2,500), or Director’s Circle Donor ($5,500). Direct your donation to a vital program area, see the outcomes of your support and be kept up to date on your impact.

  • Art 1000 – Support PICA”s annual Hatched: National Graduate Program, providing emerging artists a career pathways in the arts.  
  • Art Ambassadors – Boost PICA’s Studio and Creative Development Programs, affording artists the time and opportunity to nurture their artistic practices and careers. 
  • Director’s Circle – Champion PICA’s cutting-edge programs that challenge mainstream ideologies and support PICA’s Creative Learning Program that provides students of all ages with meaningful engagement with the arts

Art Commissioners
Gifts $10,500

Multi-year investments through our Art Commissioners make it possible for PICA to commit to long-range engagement with artists and nurture them every step of the way – from first concept to final presentation. Through this critical support, artists can take the next big leap in their practice and bring their most ambitious ideas to life. Art Commissioners donate $10,500 or more per year over three years and closely follow their supported projects, forming personal connections with commissioned artists. 

Governance

Visit our About page to learn more about PICA’s history, Board, Advisory Groups, and Staff and to view our Annual Reports. 

Meet our Donor Champions

PICA is honoured to have the trust and belief of so many dedicated people, or as we think of them – friends. Our Donor Champions are passionate friends who have volunteered to advocate the important role PICA plays in the arts and culture landscape and to help you make a deep and personal connection with our work. 

Marco D’Orsogna
Art Commissioners Champion

Being involved in the Commissioning Fund has been a truly rewarding experience. For me, helping to provide the means to access the essential tools and people for the development of a creative work and then witnessing the result, is exceptionally gratifying. I love the fact that PICA pushes creative boundaries and the result is always surprising, poignant and thoroughly entertaining.

Helen Carroll
Director’s Circle Champion

Having witnessed PICA’s growth over the past 30 years I am delighted to advocate for the Director’s Circle donor group. Gifts from these wonderful donors help drive the ambitious programming personally set by Director and CEO Hannah Mathews. Programming that embraces diversity and individuality – championing the voice of artists here and now, inspiring audiences and encouraging courageous conversations. Our support helps PICA thrive so that we can bring contemporary art and creative practice into everyone’s lives, building new audiences and a truly creative community in Western Australia.

Minali Gamage
Art 1000 Champion

“I still recall the moment I decided to support PICA and be part of its journey. It was during a conversation with PICA’s Philanthropy Manager where she explained the extensive work PICA does with contemporary artists, often over several years. This thoughtful and sustained approach truly resonated with me, and I knew I wanted to be a part of it. As an Art 1000 donor, our donations are directed towards the Hatched: National Graduate Show which supports emerging artists by offering them a platform to exhibit their work, gain industry exposure, and receive valuable professional development. It’s been thrilling to watch their careers blossom, with many achieving national and international recognition, and feeling, in some small way, a part of their journey.”

Image: Sancintya Mohini Simpson, 2023, ām / ammā / mā maram, installation view, 2023. Photo: Tristan McKenzie