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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 2021-22 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.

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 Lachlan Shields at development@blindside.org.au

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The Nicholas Building

Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm
Closed on public holidays
(+61) 3 9650 0093

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.