Can you help us buy a new kiln this June?

If you are a fan of Arts Project Australia you will be aware of the unique and highly collectible ceramics coming out of the studio.

But did you know that every single object our artists make needs to be fired twice? Or that kilns lose their power over time and when a kiln can’t reach high temperatures the firing process is compromised?

Well, our kiln has been a workhorse for the last 15 years but it’s in trouble.

We’ve made this short video to show you our predicament and hope you might consider donating to our campaign for a new kiln.

We are aiming to raise $15,000 from our community to help cover the costs, which include an environmentally sound ventilation system and heatproof housing.

With a new kiln, there is no limit to what our artists can achieve – they have the ideas, commitment and skills required to make great sculptures if we invest in the right equipment.

Every tax-deductible donation makes a difference and helps us reach our mission – to see Australian artists with intellectual disabilities recognised, earning income and thriving in their art practice.


When you give $100 or more you will be invited into our new giving program, APA Creatives which shares the magic of our studio and gallery with our supporters through small scale events and early alerts to new work from the stockroom. Please read on to find out more. 

Red, orange, green and black ceramci letters spelling 'Let's go! Let's go!'


APA Creatives is an Annual Giving program that shares the magic of our studio and gallery with our family of supporters.

You can join APA Creatives by making a tax-deductible donation to Arts Project Australia. Select which level you would like to join, and how you would like to make your donation/s – spread over the year via monthly credit card payments, as an annual gift or even a one-off donation which can be made here.

Every donation helps us build a more inclusive world where artists with intellectual disabilities are recognised, earning an income and thriving in their art practice.

When you join, you will receive early alerts about new work from the studio and invitations to a range of events. Not only to exhibition openings but also life drawing classes, Auslan afternoon teas, film nights and exhibition floor talks.

List of APA creatives donation levels
For more information about APA Creatives or to set up a monthly donation please contact:
Kirsten Matthews
Development Manager
T+ 61 3 9482 4484


Photograph of man and woman couching on floor looking at ceramic artwork. There is a drawing of an egg shape on blue background hanging on the wall behind them.

Visitors to Circleworks exhibition at apa’s collingwood yards gallery © Janelle Low 2022



A bequest in your Will – no matter how large or small – can make a big impact on the lives of our artists, ensuring that Arts Project Australia is here to fully support them. Leaving a bequest in your Will can be done easily and simply. The three different bequest types are: specific bequest, residual bequest or a bequest for a particular purpose. We recommend you seek professional advice from your solicitor or financial adviser if you are considering a bequest to Arts Project Australia. We also welcome any enquiries if you would like to have a chat with our Executive Director, Sue Roff about the way a bequest would make a difference to our organisation. Sue can be reached by email: [email protected] or on 03 9482 4484
Man and woman standing in art studio

Staff artist Marcel Cooper and artist Valerio Ciccone