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 and arts enthusiasts (most members are 25 – 40yrs).

Next Collective supporters make an annual tax-deductible donation of $700 (just $13.50 a week) 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
• Tax-deductible 

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


Matched giving

Aspiring philanthropists can have their donations to AGWA's Next Collective group matched until June 2023, thanks to Minderoo Foundation. All donations from new and renewing members are fully tax-deductible and will be matched by the Minderoo Foundation up to $40,000, enabling the AGWA Foundation to raise up to $80,000 in funding. With the generous support of Minderoo Foundation, your donation towards AGWA’s Next Collective group is now guaranteed to have an even greater impact.

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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 2022 Pitch Night Booklet

Projects supported

2022-2023 Next Collective voted to help fund AGWA’s participatory all-ages exhibition Exquisite Bodies showing at AGWA from December 2022 - November 2023.

2021-2022 In 2022 a series of free workshops were 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.

Supporting AGWA, the State Art Gallery, and the important cultural role it plays in WA aligns with my personal values of supporting the arts and its vital contribution to societal health and wellbeing. In addition, the opportunities for connection, contribution, networking, and behind-the-scenes art experiences that being a Next Collective member offers, have been priceless.

Zamia Pedro
Next Collective member

With thanks to

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