Audience Development Fund
The Audience Development Fund (ADF) offers public galleries in NSW assistance in targeting and developing new audiences. It encourages galleries to create innovative public programs that engage artists and the community. The fund is designed to support galleries to develop and trial new models for engaging audiences that will increase immediate and future attendance, access and participation.
Funds can be used for costs that support the development and implementation of public or educational programs, provide seed funding to trial new models for public engagement and/or build new partnerships for audience development. Examples of past programs supported include 1000 Words – Arts and Literacy program for schools at Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Argo Pacifico Kids Club at The Lock-up, Newcastle; Art Walks, a guided video tour of public art developed by Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery’s Youth Advocates program and Blacktown Arts’ The Poster Centre workshops.
Amount available: up to $10,000 for each grant (no minimum)
Closed for 2023
Please read the 2023 guidelines below for more information. If you have further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Key successes of the project include a consistent uptake by, and meaningful engagement with, Albury Wodonga new migrant community members. Individual and in some cases, family attendance remained consistent throughout the year, with regular participants providing feedback that was positive in terms of meaningful experiences.Recipient of an Audience Development Fund grant, 2018
This program saw a unique mix of locally-led design and participation as well as new visitors to the presentation of the project…Recipient of an Audience Development Fund grant, 2018
Going for a walk (such a simple pleasure and, we forget, a necessity for previous generations) has taken on new significance. A great initiative to focus on the public art of Goulburn and walk through space and history with your accompaniment. Thank you for all you do. Art is indeed life.Recipient of an Audience Development Fund grant, 2019
The ADF grant has provided us with an invaluable opportunity to strategically assess our education programs in consultation with the teachers we are looking to work with.Recipient of an Audience Development Fund grant, 2018
I just wanted to say how much I’m loving this Peggy Pop Art being sucked into a David Lynch style portal. It’s fun, interactive, situating, kids and adults would be loving it! I wonder if Digby’s painting went back to The Dreamtime? It’s such a great way to make art gallery’s friendly, community based fun places rather than white walls.Recipient of an Audience Development Fund grant, 2016
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The Audience Development Fund is a Create NSW devolved funding program, administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW (M&G NSW) on behalf of the NSW Government.