Private Sector Support

Private sector support for the arts increased by 59 percent between 2002 and 2010

There was around $221 million in private sector support for the arts in 2009-10. Around $54 million was generated by Major Performing Arts organisations, and $26 million was generated by Key Organisations that received regular funding from the Australia Council.

The annual Australian business arts Foundation (AbaF) survey of arts organisations found that arts organisations increased their sponsorships and donations each year over the period 2001-02 to 2009-10.

Private sector support for the arts reached $221 million in 2009-10, representing an increase of 59 percent since 2001-02 (in 2009-10 value). In 2009-10 it accounted for more than 10 percent of the income of arts organisations.