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Transforming Tapestry: Annual Appeal

How to donate to the Transforming Tapestry Annual Appeal




Call the ATW on +61 3 9699 7885 during business hours and one of our friendly staff members will assist you.

For donations of $10,000 and over:

If you can make a donation of $10,000 or more, thank you! We can receive it by cheque or direct deposit. Please contact us on +61 3 9699 7885 or email to make arrangements.

Donations to the Australian Tapestry Workshop Fund of $2 and over are tax-deductible.

Tapestry is a highly skilled and intricate art form; it is only through the continued support and generosity of our donors and philanthropic community we can continue to bring tapestries to life.

The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is one of only a handful of hand-woven tapestry workshops remaining in the world. It is a national treasure; the home of a much-loved creative community that combines artisan excellence with the production of vibrant, beautiful contemporary art works.

Our mission is to extend this ancient form through the development of engaging new tapestries for broad and diverse public appreciation across Australia and the world.

As a small not for profit organisation, we need to raise nearly 70% of our annual operating costs through our Annual Appeal. Even the smallest donation has impact, so please help us to support artists and weavers with your donation.

Your gift enables us to provide:


$0 - $100

A small donation supports the provision of free activity for all at our South Melbourne Workshop location. This includes the delivery of free workshops, exhibitions, talks and tours.

> $25 supports a place in one of our monthly free weaving workshops.

> $50 contributes to the training and support for volunteers for our community tours and talks and free, accessible events.


$100 - $1000

Our annual program of support for artists includes those new to the art of weaving as well as those seeking to take their textile art practice in new directions. With your help we can ensure that artists from all backgrounds can benefit.

> $100 - $500 supports an Artist in Residence led workshop.

> $500 - $1000 subsidises a place in our Artist in Residence program.

> $500 - $1000 enables us to present the work of the Artists in Residence in our gallery program.


$1000 - $100,000

Our goal is to keep contemporary tapestry alive, secure new audiences and foster appreciation for the art form.

> Helps us to secure new projects on our looms, enabling us to commission living Australian artists at all stages of their careers to extend their practice and engage with the excellence of our weavers.

> Helps us to support the training of new weavers and dyers.

We hope you will consider making a fully tax-deductible donation to the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 2023. Donations of $200+ are acknowledged on our Donor Roll. Gifts that accumulate to $10,000 and over are acknowledged in perpetuity.