Next Collective

Be part of a new generation of art lovers making their mark at AGWA.

Next Collective is AGWA’s donor group for young professionals (most members are 25 – 40yrs).

Next Collective supporters make an annual tax-deductible donation of $700 to a pooled fund and choose what their contribution will support at AGWA each year at a live pitch event. These donations allow AGWA to invest meaningfully in bold possibilities that are reflective of the needs of the Gallery and help to provide incredible art experiences for our community.

Broaden your knowledge, make new connections, and be part of realising ambitious art projects that bring people together. Make a direct impact on the direction of the State Art Gallery and make a difference in your community.

Gain unparalleled access to AGWA’s Director and curatorial team, learn firsthand about AGWA’s new plans and future acquisitions, and get invited to exclusive events that bring you behind the scenes of one of Australia’s leading arts institutions.

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Why join?

Join a community of young philanthropists whose passion, commitment and generosity to the arts helps us to create bold new projects that enrich the Western Australian community.

• Shape the future
• Make a difference
• Learn and grow
• Give wisely
• Make connections
• Gain behind-the-scenes access

Acknowledgement and thanks

Next Collective donors are publicly acknowledged for 12 months from the date of their donation on AGWA’s website, in the Gallery foyer, in our Annual Report, and within any campaign-specific marketing.

Donors may choose to be acknowledged anonymously if they prefer.

AGWA privately thanks all donors at the time a gift is received.

Join now

Join a community of young philanthropists whose passion, commitment and generosity to the arts helps us to create bold new projects that enrich the Western Australian community and support artistic potential.

Payment Options

Annual $700
Monthly $58.34


Pitch night

Next Collective members support a specific project, selected on an annual basis at the Next Collective Pitch Night.

AGWA presents three pitches for the members to choose from, for projects that can only be made possible with the support of the Next Collective. Projects can include new acquisitions, community programs, or exhibitions.

View the 2021 Pitch Night Booklet

Projects supported

2022 – 2023 Next Collective Pitch Night scheduled for September 2022.

2021 – 2022 In 2022 a series of free workshops will be hosted for Aboriginal artists to impart new and invaluable skills in areas of arts administration such as arts law, copyright, and more.

2020–2021 AGWA’s first ever foyer mural wall by Emerging Australian First Nations artist Tyrown Waigana.

2019–2020 Artist-led creative learning project for independent artists and school children with celebrated Australian artist Andy Quilty.

New partnership

Aspiring philanthropists can now have their donations to AGWA Foundation’s Next Collective group matched thanks to the Minderoo Foundation. All donations from new and renewing Next Collective members are fully tax-deductible and will be matched by the Minderoo Foundation up to the value of $15,000. With the generous support of Minderoo Foundation, your donation towards AGWA’s Next Collective group is now guaranteed to have an even greater impact.

Minderoo Foundation logo

It is an important opportunity for young people to get involved in the direction of where the gallery is going.

Annabel Keogh
Next Collective Ambassador

You will develop a meaningful relationship with the State Art Gallery, contribute to tangible outcomes and create positive impact for artists, audiences and the wider community.

Robert Cook
AGWA Curator of Western Australian and Australian Art

With thanks to

Deena Appleby
Ellen Barry
Anna-Lucinda Baxter
Viviana Boyle
Danica De Cinque
James P De Leo
Natasha Di Biase
Sarah Dixon
Rina Freiberg
Minali Gamage
Francesca Gnagnarella
Alex Hemsley
Isaac Huggins
Edward Kimani
Elizabeth Le Breton
Annabelle Lovegrove
Phoebe Lovegrove
Rowan Marshall
Giulia Oliveri
K Parker
Tegan Patrucco
Jenny Potts Barr
Caterina Rowell
Amy Rumble
Natalie Rumble
Rebecca Sim
Felicity Sorensen
Lyn-Lee Teh
Gemma Tually
T Vujic
Joshua J Walters
Stuart S Walters
Cornah Willis
Anonymous donor

Next Collective news

AGWA’s Next Collective Supporter Stories 

Business News New era for arts philanthropy 

On Saturday 27 August, the Gallery is open 10am-3pm only as we prepare for the AGWA Foundation Gala supporting women in the arts. Some exhibition access will be disrupted with two Tracks We Share ground floor galleries closed. AGWA Rooftop bar will be closed, reopening at 2pm Sunday. Details