Melbourne Art Foundation is a systemically significant, nonprofit Australian arts organisation dedicated to the support of living artists.

Established in 2003, Melbourne Art Foundation is committed to servicing the needs of artists, galleries, collectors and the art loving public. It leads the way in building a global audience and market for the work of Australia’s living contemporary artists, bringing together the commercial, social, cultural and environmental threads that underpin and sustain the vibrant Australian visual arts ecology. 

Since 2003, the Melbourne Art Foundation has distributed over AUD $1M in artist fees and grants and facilitated an estimated AUD $70M in contemporary art sales at Melbourne Art Fair. 

Melbourne Art Foundation owns and produces the annual Melbourne Art Fair, Australasia’s leading platform for contemporary art and ideas, and produces the biennial Melbourne Design Fair in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, to promote and sell the best collectible design from Australia and the world.

With the endorsement of the Art Galleries Association of Australia (AGAA) and the support of Government Partners Creative Australia and Creative Victoria, Melbourne Art Fair continues to be a seminal fixture on the Australasian cultural calendar, stimulating critical and commercial attention for artists for over 36 years.