Blindside is a leading platform for new and critical dialogues, contemporary art and ideas. We are pursuing a future in which we strengthen our position as an important artist-run space nationally and internationally; a space where artists are supported and the possibilities of critical practice are tested and realised.
In order to achieve this, Blindside raises income from a diverse stream of public and private funding sources.
In 2019, Blindside became a free exhibition space. With the ongoing support of the City of Melbourne, B-SIDE - our annual curated fundraising initiative and Blindside Editions - along with Creative Partnerships Australia Plus1 funding (2019), Creative Victoria funding (2014, 2016, 2017-18, 2019-20, 2021), and donations through the Australian Cultural Fund, Blindside now also offers some financial assistance to exhibitors.
As an artist-run, not-for-profit organisation, Blindside raises funds through the sale of artworks and commissioned artist editions. This enables us to continue to program pivotal exhibitions, facilitate critical and engaging public programs, and support arts writers and artists at all stages of their careers. Blindside B-Side is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1.
We invite you to help us to keep Blindside focused on supporting our artists. Your support will directly help artists to develop ambitious experimental and contemporary exhibitions, public and educational programs and events, all of which are offered free to our audiences.
"As we make plans and program for the 20th anniversary in 2024, financial certainty is hugely important. We face ongoing challenges, including a 56% hike in rent at the Nicholas Building, our home since 2004.
We know how much faith our community puts in us to nurture the sector’s grassroots and give emerging artists opportunities, curatorial support and critical dialogue they can’t find anywhere else.
We are determined to be here for the next generation of Naarm/Melbourne’s artists, and with your support we can do it.” – Lauren Zoric, Blindside Chair.
Your support at any level makes a big difference. If you would like to discuss making donation or other ways in which you can support Blindside, please contact Lauren Zoric at email@example.com