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Support the Bas

The Bas relies on the support of individuals like you to make our programs possible. While government funding and participation fees cover a small portion of our costs, it is through generous donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners that we are able to provide a wide range of programs and development activities each year.

From as little as $5 to creating a living will, sponsorship or recurring giving, your contribution helps us realise our donation goals.

Cultivate creativity

You will ensure the community has access to Bas programs regardless of financial or geographical situation through:

  • outreach to schools, venues and groups
  • scholarships for engagement in Bas development and other programs
  • community creative programs.

Amplify excellence

You will provide our artists the opportunity to access:

  • professional development and touring opportunities
  • masterclasses with Australian and international artists
  • our artist in residence program
  • public art commissions.

Progress innovation

You are increasing the capacity for a resilient service by allowing the Bas to invest in:

  • IT and computer software
  • collections and library resources
  • operational equipment and specialist support.

Yes, donations over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia. You will receive a receipt in your name. Please note that the minimum donation on our donation platform is $5.

If you donate to an organisation classified as a ‘deductible gift recipient’ (like the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre), you can claim a tax deduction on your tax return for that year for your donation. Donating to a deductible gift recipient will likely reduce your overall taxable income, which in turn may reduce the amount of tax you are required to pay.

You must donate at least $2 and keep proof in the form of a receipt or bank statement. When you donate to the Bas, we’ll send you a tax receipt. The more you donate, the more you may claim back. Find out more

More information

If you'd like to speak to the Bas team about a donation, bequest or sponsorship opportunities please contact us: