For almost two decades, the Ballarat Arts Foundation (BAF) has worked in partnership with the community for the purpose of enriching the creative life and cultural future of Ballarat.
Our annual awards and grants program gives critical financial support to local artists to help them take the next step in their career.
We present performance opportunities, exhibitions, workshops, and masterclasses throughout the year with, and for, our alumni and the community to raise funds and share artistic expertise that enlivens our culture. Through high-profile events and activities, Ballarat Arts Foundation also contributes to the growth of a sustainable arts industry in Ballarat.
Our mission is to encourage and develop, through strong community engagement, the aspirations and talents of emerging artists from all disciplines who have lived, worked or studied in Ballarat.