New arts fund banks on pitch model

A new arts fund launched in WA invites more donors to support small, yet mighty arts projects.
a committee of two women and three men, posing for a group photo

The topic of how to raise money for great art projects is a constant talking point in the sector. Evidence shows that federal arts funding in Australia is flat-lining or decreasing, and the struggle to source project money is never far from artists’ minds.

This is where WA entrepreneur and philanthropist Paul Chamberlain comes in.

Bristol-born Chamberlain moved with his wife and family to Australia (Perth) over a decade ago and has been involved with Foundations and community causes in Western Australia ever since.

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ArtsHub's Arts Feature Writer Jo Pickup is based in Perth. An arts writer and manager, she has worked as a journalist and broadcaster for media such as the ABC, RTRFM and The West Australian newspaper, contributing media content and commentary on art, culture and design. She has also worked for arts organisations such as Fremantle Arts Centre, STRUT dance, and the Aboriginal Arts Centre Hub of WA, as well as being a sessional arts lecturer at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).