Support

ACE is a not-for-profit contemporary art space, generously supported by public and private funding. There are many ways individuals and businesses can support ACE.

  • Illustration watering plant.
    Illustration watering plant.

    ACE plays a vital role within the South Australian arts sector and cultural ecology, championing best practice in a wide range of arts activities.

  • Illustration of two people in a three-legged race.
    Illustration of two people in a three-legged race.

    We serve as a scaffold for building local artists’ careers and are quickly growing a legacy of new work commissions which continue to circulate in galleries and collections across Australia.

  • Illustration of five people conversing joyfully around a long table.
    Illustration of five people conversing joyfully around a long table.

    We believe that, by strongly supporting local artists and communities, and connecting them to our national and international peers, we can create greater opportunities and more expansive contexts for a diversity of art practitioners in South Australia.

Join the community by becoming an annual ACE Associate

You’ll become a part of a valued group of advocates who love and live for contemporary art, and are dedicated to supporting creative practice in South Australia. In return, you’ll receive invitations, discounts and other benefits throughout the year.

VIP invitations to all exhibition openings via email
20% discount on paid ACE programs, including workshops
20% discount on publications
Free digital free subscription of Art Guide Australia digital magazine
Bi-monthly ‘Friends of ACE’ EDM, with exclusive Studios and gallery updates
Welcome gift for new Associates enclosed

ACE welcomes philanthropic donations of all sizes

ACE’s tiered annual giving program provides multiple options to support our various programs:

Associate ($50)

Associates are a valued group of ACE advocates that love and live for contemporary art, and are dedicated to supporting creative practice in South Australia. In return, ACE Associates receive invitations, discounts and other benefits throughout the year.
Friend ($200+)

Supporting all areas of the organisation including artistic programs, public programs, and operations. In return, Friends receive invitations, discounts and other benefits throughout the year.
Studio Donor ($1,000)

The Studio Program is ACE’s flagship development program for local contemporary artists, and the only studio program of its kind in South Australia, supporting five artists each year. This is an exclusive opportunity for up to 50 donors to support the development of South Australian artists.
Commissioning Donor ($3,000)

Commissioning new work is core to ACE’s artistic program. This is an opportunity to play an instrumental part in supporting an artist to make new work, and in the process expand their practice and explore new ground. Commissioning Donors can be individuals or collectives.
Benefactor ($5,000+)

Generous donors who give over $5,000 per year (including those who donate across support streams) are key to growing the future of contemporary art practice in South Australia.

Alternatively, you can make a direct deposit into our Public Fund.

Account Name: Contemporary SA Incorporated Public Fund
BSB: 015 025
Account Number: 46 414 1821
Reference: Your name
Please contact Louise Dunn, Executive Director via louise@ace.gallery
or +61 8 8211 7505 to notify us of your contribution, and to receive a receipt.

  • Benefactor
    David McKee, AO, and Pam McKee

    Commissioning Donors 
    Andreyev Foundation

  • ACE Studio Program Donors 2022
    Anonymous x 2, Anton Andreacchio, Susan Armitage, Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, Kate Bohunnis & Patrice Sharkey, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Stephanie Grose, Mo & Simon Hardy, Amanda Harkness & Karen Barrett, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ryan McCourt, David McKee AO & Pam McKee, Jane Michell, Ministry of Clouds, Chris Penny, John Phillips, Michael Pocock, Ruth Rentschler, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Venetia Rigoni, Jill Russell, Paul Sutton & Tanya Soetratma, Thelma Taliangis, Tracey Whiting AM

  • Studio Stairwell Mural Donor
    John & Jane Ayers, Sally Ball, Candy Bennett, James Darling AM, Julia Dowling, Lesley Forwood, Rick & Jan Frolich, Stephanie Grose, Andrew Henderson, Kate Irving, Hon Diana Laidlaw AM, James Lake, Brigitte Lane, Stephen Lane, Edwina Lehmann, Ministry of Clouds, Mary-Jean Richardson, Aidan Rigoni, Louise Rigoni, Leigh Robb, Thelma Taliangis

Contact

For information about supporting ACE either privately or through your business, please contact Louise Dunn — Executive Director.

ACE tampinthi, ngadlu Kaurna yartangka panpapanpalyarninthi (inparrinthi). Kaurna miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku. Parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa purruna, parnaku yarta ngadlu tampnthi. Yalaka Kaurna miyurna itu yailtya, tapa purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

ACE respectfully acknowledges the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.