About us

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The Ian Potter Cultural Trust's approach to development of the Arts through support of talented individuals is unique in Australia. Since it was established, more than 1,500 artists have been supported by grants totaling over $7 million.

The Trust's main program offers grants of up to $10,000 to assist early career artists of exceptional talent to undertake professional development, usually overseas.

The Cultural Trust funds nationally, and across the spectrum of the Arts from visual arts to performing arts and music to literature, spanning traditional art forms right through to experimental mediums.

In addition to professional development grants for individual artists, the Trust runs a program of major arts commissions which have included sculpture, music (composition) and currently, moving image art.

Funding principles 

The Cultural Trust’s funding is governed by a commitment to excellence. We support individuals who are passionate about their work, and have the potential to be outstanding in their field in an international context.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust receives all of its funding from The Ian Potter Foundation and embodies the vision of the Foundation for a vibrant, healthy and fair Australia.

News

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May 17 2019

Chloe Martin and Alexandra Hines

Two of our new grantees, Alexandra Hines and Chloe Martin, come a...

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May 15 2019

Alena Lodkina

Filmmaker and new grantee, Alena Lodkina will be supported to und...

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May 15 2019

Angelica Mesiti at the Venice Biennale

Congratulations to inaugural Ian Potter Moving Image Commission w...

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May 01 2019

Jonathon Heilbron

Musician Jonathon Heilbron was supported in 2018 to undergo a fou...

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