As a not-for-profit cultural organisation, PICA believes 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.
To do all of this, 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.
When you donate to PICA you are putting your appreciation of art and artists, and your belief in their positive impact on people and communities, into action. Becoming a PICA Donor is a simple yet powerful way to express your support for contemporary art and keep PICA free for everyone.
Put your feelings into action and help us define how the contemporary arts are created, supported, experienced and valued. Gifts of every size make a difference and donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.
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.
Donors who give $100 or more are acknowledged on the PICA website.
Join PICA’s award winning annual giving program as an ART1000 Donor ($1,250), Art Ambassador ($2,500), or Director’s Circle Donor ($5,500). Direct your donation to one of our vital program areas, see the outcomes of your support and be kept up to date on your impact.
Art 1000 – Donations support PICA’s annual Hatched: National Graduate Show, providing emerging artists with vital career pathways.
Art Ambassadors – Donations support PICA’s Studio and Creative Development Program, affording artist the time and opportunity to nurture their artistic practices and careers.
Director’s Circle – Donations support cutting edge projects and provides inspiration to students through PICA’s Creative Learning Program.
Multi-year investments in our Art Commissioners program enable us 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.
For further information or to pledge your support, please contact our Development Manager at email@example.com or on (08) 9228 6306.
Thank you to all our donors
Pays homage to PICA’s heritage building and the communities who collaborate, explore and create here.
Simpson Family for the Judy Wheeler Commission
Are enduring gift that celebrates contemporary artists as trailblazers, innovators and change-makers.
Griselda Hitchcock, Estate of Shelagh Wakely, artist
Art Commissioners $10,500+
Mark Clapham and Dr Andrew Mulcahy
Marco D’Orsogna and Terry Scott
Frédéric and Capucine Flipo
Theo and Sia Kailis
Darryl Mack and Helen Taylor Mack
David and Jenny Martin
The Ungar Family Foundation
Director’s Circle $5,500+
Di Bain and John Poynton
Paul and Didi Downie
Art Ambassadors $2,500+
Bux Charitable Foundation
Desi and Marcus Canning AM
Art Ambassadors $2,500+
Sarkis Akopov and Karine Turkmenian
Peter and Stella Blaxell
Noor Blumer, Blumer Lawyers
James Brown and Kim Mercer
Joe Chindari and Andy Patrick
Dane Etheridge and Brooke Fowles
Paul and Susanne Finn
Warwick Hemsley AO
Annabel and Matthew Keogh
Janet and Rob Kirkby
The Honourable Dr Andrew Lu AM and Dr Geoffrey Lancaster AO
Jo Malone and Michael Malone OAM
Allan Miles and Steven Shadwell
Rebecca and Gary O’Brien
Willy and Mimi Packer
Jamie Price and Gillian Gallagher
Linda and Andy Robb
Kristin Schultz and Mark Parfitt
Mariana Eleni Simeon
Phil Thick and Paula Rogers
Martina Ucnikova and Gordon Davies
Melvin Yeo and Brigette Sheen
Donors are updated annually
PICA offers unique opportunities for partners to engage with new audiences and demonstrate your corporate values in a different way. By becoming a PICA Partner, your company will be aligned with Perth’s leading contemporary arts organisation that is a key figure on the national arts’ landscape. Your corporate values can be aligned with cutting-edge programs and performances, PICA’s Studio and Creative Development Programs, Creative Learning Programs, public programming and events, and life-enhancing experiences for audiences.
With access to PICA’s striking heritage building, partners will receive packages tailored to their organisational and strategic goals.
We invite you to join with us and make a positive impact in arts and culture by becoming a PICA Partner.
For more information, contact Anne Tunnecliffe, Development Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9228 6306.
Marco D’Orsogna, 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.”
Minali Gamage, Art1000 Champion
“I remember the very moment I knew I wanted to give to PICA and be a part of its journey… It was during a conversation I had with PICA’s Philanthropy Manager where she talked me through all that PICA does with contemporary artists, over what can sometimes be many years, to nurture and support them as they hone their practice and develop as artists and, importantly, as people. This ‘quiet and steady’ approach leading to a relationship with an artist of depth and longevity captivated me and I knew I wanted in.”