NAS 2020 Annual Appeal

Support the next generation of Australian artists

For over 150 years, the National Art School has been the epicentre of fine arts education and a vital contributor to the arts and cultural sector in NSW.

In 2020, we have seen exceptional disruption to our everyday life, from devastating bushfires to the COVID-19 pandemic. During these challenging times, art students and emerging artists need our support more than ever. Investing in the development of emerging artists is needed to safeguard the future of visual arts practice in Australia.

As the leading art school in Australia, NAS trains the next generation of artists. Philanthropic support is vital to ensure the ongoing viability and sustainability of the National Art School, and it is through this generosity that we can remain at the forefront of visual arts education in Australia.

The National Art School has demonstrated great resilience. Despite the temporary closure of our campus in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have adapted our unique teaching model of intensive studio-based learning. We have developed an innovative and creative platform for online learning, that enables our students to continue with their education and art making at-home, under the guidance of our leading practitioners.

Lockdown has inevitably presented unprecedented difficulties to many of our students and, as we look to recommence face-to-face and studio teaching for all students by July 2020, we ask you to support their return to campus where you can.

As a not for profit organisation, we are reliant on the support of philanthropic benefactors, corporate partners, trusts and foundations to remain at the forefront of visual arts education in Australia.

With your support, NAS will emerge from this pandemic in good financial shape, and with renewed confidence for an exciting future.
If you are able to do so, you can donate today via the donation form, or if you would like to find out more, please contact our Development Office on 02 9339 8638 or at

The National Art School welcomes support of all levels. Donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible and we are delighted to acknowledge donations of $500 and above on the National Art School Honour Roll.

Student Scholarships Fund
Many of our talented students have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Our Student Scholarship Fund supports the tuition fees of students who are facing financial hardship to continue their study with NAS.

Outreach Fund
We offer a range of programs to engage wide reaching communities with the work of the National Art School. Donations towards our Outreach Fund will support the delivery of artmaking workshops and professional development courses for local and regional primary and secondary school students and community groups.

Donation Form

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible

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