Art Precinct Redevelopment – Fundraising

Ararat Regional Art Gallery and Ararat Performing Arts Centre are currently seeking tax deductible donations for the exciting Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment.  This ambitious project will revitalise the majestic Ararat Town Hall and establish Ararat as a significant destination for exceptional arts and cultural experiences. 

The project has already attracted significant funding from all tiers of government, and projected donor contributions were integral to the business case that secured this funding. We invite our supporters, past and present, to join us in realising this ambitious project to establish Ararat as the foremost regional arts hub in Western Victoria.  We look forward to your support and celebrating this achievement with you.


Without donors we wouldn’t be where we are today. The gallery’s nationally renowned collection is especially indebted to people who gave money, donated works and tirelessly fundraised.  Targeted giving can support special acquisitions, the development of art prizes, publications, education programmes or artwork conservation. The gallery is registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient and can provide tax deductible receipts for donations. If you would like to discuss opportunities to support the gallery through donations, please contact the gallery director. 


Through your Will you may wish to provide a bequest to support the collection and activities of the Ararat Regional Art Gallery. Your solicitor or financial advisor can provide advice on how to establish a bequest in your Will that will support Ararat Regional Art Gallery. 

To include the Ararat Regional Art Gallery in your Will the following suggested wording may be used:

Gift of cash or a proportion of your estate:

‘I give (proportion of estate or dollar amount or the residue of my estate) to Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, for the purpose of acquiring works of art.’

Gift of art:

‘I give my (clearly describe the work of art) to the Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria for its use at its absolute discretion.'

To ensure your bequest can best support the long term advancement of the Gallery it is best to discuss your thoughts with the Gallery Director.

Cultural Gifts Program

The Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program encourages gifts of significant cultural items to public art galleries by offering donors a tax deduction for the market value of their gifts, under Subdivision 30-A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (the Act). The gallery director assists guiding donors through this process.