About the Ballarat Arts Foundation

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Our mission is to encourage and develop, through strong community engagement, the aspirations and talents of emerging artists from all disciplines who have lived, worked or studied in Ballarat.

What we do

For almost two decades, the Ballarat Arts Foundation (BAF) has worked in partnership with the community for the purpose of enriching the creative life and cultural future of Ballarat. Our annual awards and grants program gives critical financial support to local artists to help them take the next step in their career. We present performance opportunities, exhibitions, workshops, and masterclasses throughout the year with, and for, our alumni and the community to raise funds and share artistic expertise that enlivens our culture. Through high-profile events and activities, Ballarat Arts Foundation also contributes to the growth of a sustainable arts industry in Ballarat.

Our rules

Ballarat Arts Foundation is a not-for-profit Incorporated Association that operates according to official Rules.

Our strategic plan & REPORTS

BAF’s current Strategic Plan outlines the vision and priorities of the organisation for 2017 to 2019.

Our details


Ballarat Arts Foundation is an Incorporated entity under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.


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