Art matters. Art brings us together and encourages us to look afresh at the world. Carriageworks is a Not-for-profit organisation based on the values of diversity, collaboration and inclusion. Your generosity enables us to support artists to develop bold new works and provide cultural experiences for everyone.


Projects in Focus

When you donate to Carriageworks, you become part of a creative journey and a passionate community. Join us in supporting these major projects in 2020. Contact Alyson Hewett on +61 2 8571 9062 or to find out more.

SOUTHEAST  is one of Australia’s largest contemporary Aboriginal arts events. Showcasing artists from this unique region, SOUTHEAST is set to evolve in 2020 into a major cross-precinct program, with an exhibition and food event running alongside the beloved annual Market.  
Solid Ground  is a major initiative from Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts, providing education, training and employment pathways for Indigenous Australian youth. In 2020 Solid Ground will place Indigenous artists-in-residence in Sydney schools; expand the Creative Arts Camp to include students from regional NSW; and continue to facilitate paid internships.
The National New Australian Art 2021  is a celebration of contemporary Australian art, presented by three major cultural institutions. Supporting The National at Carriageworks directly enables the space and resources for 18 new commissions by artists working across diverse artforms. Your contribution will also fund an integrated education and public performance program.


When you donate to Carriageworks you make a meaningful impact. Here are some of the things we’ve achieved in collaboration with our donors.

Free and accessible cultural experiences to over 1.3 million visitors

40% increase in exhibiting artists from culturally diverse backgrounds (since 2012)

Engaged over 250 Indigenous school students with Tertiary Pathways and Creative Arts initiatives through our Solid Ground Program (since 2017)

Supported over 800 artists and 100 creative projects in 2018

Presented 17 commissions by leading international artists (since 2012)


Carriageworks is entrepreneurial, expansive and multi-arts. We work with like-minded brands and organisations to create inspiring experiences for thriving communities.

Every partnership is unique. Our marketing and partnerships team collaborate with each partner to identify opportunities, scope initiatives and deliver measurable results. Contact Vanessa Duscio to find out more.

Government Partners

Major Partners


Media Partners

Hospitality Partners


Carriageworks invites support from Trusts and Foundations that share our passion for community, diversity and inclusion. Your generosity is critical to making our large-scale exhibitions and performances free and accessible to local audiences. Contact Alyson Hewett on +61 2 8571 9062 or to find out more.

Major Donors

Trusts and Foundations


Bequests to Carriageworks enable new commissions from leading Australian and international artists and create a legacy of cultural and social inclusion for generations to come. To learn more about bequests click here.

To discuss making a bequest to Carriageworks, with complete discretion and no obligation, contact Alyson Hewett on +61 2 8571 9072 or

Key images top to bottom: Nick Cave, Heard Syd, Carriageworks, Image Zan Wimberley 2016; Ryoji Ikeda, micro macro, Carriageworks, Image Zan Wimberley 2018