Auspicious Arts Projects.
offering assistance to the obsessed


Auspicing is when an incorporated association (us) applies for and receives funding on behalf of an unincorporated individual, group, or organisation (you), and is responsible for ensuring that the project or activity for which the funds have been granted is completed, acquitted, and the funds accounted for.

Auspicious Arts Projects has an open door policy and primarily works with independent artists. You don’t need to be applying for a grant to work with us, we also manage projects that are self funded, crowd funded or funded through box office.

We also assist arts organisations and some local councils with administrative support such as processing of fees and wages, artist agreements and financial management for discrete arts projects.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • Budget consultation

  • Assistance and advice with funding opportunities

  • Artist agreements

  • Reviewing contracts

  • Payroll

  • Managing worker's insurance and claims

  • Managing superannuation contributions

  • Financial acquittals

  • Box office projections

  • Public Liability, Volunteers Insurance and Travel Insurance (please note that we do not offer insurance as a stand alone product)

The auspice fee is calculated at 5% of total project expenditure and we do not charge for our budget consultation service. This fee also provides everyone working on your project with Travel Insurance, Volunteers Insurance and Public Liability Cover. We do not charge a fee on your surplus or profit, or on in-kind expenditure.

ButohOUT! 2019 Forbidden Laughter by Yumi Umiumare. Photo by Vikk Shayen.

ButohOUT! 2019 Forbidden Laughter by Yumi Umiumare. Photo by Vikk Shayen.



In addition to our auspicing services, Auspicious hosts semi-regular workshops for artists focussing on grant-writing and budget preparation.

Topics covered include:

·         The funding landscape

·         Strategies for strong applications

·         Preparing a balanced budget

·         Support materials

·         Working with Auspicious Arts Projects

We are also available to run workshops for arts organisations and local councils. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Upcoming workshops:

Monday 16 September 2 - 5pm

Monday 16 September - 5:30 - 8:30pm

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