Your donations keep Sculpture by the Sea free!

Posted: May 20, 2015 / News


Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney and Perth are among the largest free to the public events in the world – yet we probably receive less government support than any other comparable free art exhibition in Australia if not the world. 

Did you know you can help stage one of Australia’s largest cultural events?

Sculpture by the Sea is a not for profit organisation. The support of our individual donors and sponsors is fundamental in our ability to produce our Sydney and Perth exhibitions and it is through this generosity that Sculpture by the Sea remains a free exhibition for visitors across Australia and overseas.

The support of our donors and sponsors allows us to achieve our goals of staging the exhibitions while providing previously unavailable career opportunities for emerging and established Australian sculptors; exhibiting international sculptors to Australia for all to enjoy; assisting our heavily subsidised schools’ education program; and our  disabled access program.  Please see the pie chart below of our income sources.

To help us achieve our goals We invite you to support Sculpture by the Sea by making a tax deductible donation in one of the following ways:

  • Join our Annual Giving Program with a monthly or annual donation where 20% of all donations go directly to support exhibiting artists their cost of exhibiting and the remainder goes to the costs of staging the event from security to insurances and staff.
  • Becoming a donor of Sculpture by the Sea is a great way to support our Australian exhibitions.  You will receive updates on the behind the scenes of our exhibitions as well as invitations to a unique annual program of events including artist studio visits, exhibition previews and more!
  • Established in 2009 through the generosity of an anonymous donor, our Endowment Fund is helping to secure the future enjoyment of Sculpture by the Sea for many decades to come. Your gift will allow us to withstand the financial challenges faced in producing a free-to-the-public outdoor exhibition and build our capital reserves ensuring we can continue to deliver dynamic and innovative outdoor sculpture exhibitions now and in to the future.
  • Become a Corporate Donor and inspire your staff and clients through your company’s involvement. Through your support, your staff will have opportunity to meet exhibition stakeholders, enjoy invitations to exclusive hospitality events and be part of one of the largest cultural events in Australia.

We would be delighted to welcome you to support Sculpture by the Sea.  Please contact Ultan O’Dwyer, our Sponsorship & Philanthropy Manager to learn more about how you can help keep sculpture free!

As a not-for-profit entity listed on the National Cultural Register, all donations to Sculpture by the Sea are fully tax deductible. Thank you for considering a gift to Sculpture by the Sea.


Kaoru Matsumoto, cycle 90 “a premonition of wind” XI, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015. Photo Clyde Yee.



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