Sparking Creativity: Your Gift, Our Community.

We greatly appreciate your generous support of the arts in our community.

Help keep our creative heART beating by giving to Burrinja’s end of financial year fundraising appeal.

In the past few years Burrinja has embarked on the long journey of Creative Recovery, of creating nurturing spaces and opening up the doors of opportunity to artists and patrons alike.

In the last 12 months we have supported the development and display of:


Supporting Burrinja is supporting community. With your donation, we will be able to achieve the above and so much more in the year ahead.

Your donation to Burrinja is a catalyst for creativity in the Hills. Whether it's our Music Program, Residency Projects, or the whole of our diverse Creative Program, your support makes a profound impact.

Direct your generosity towards projects that celebrate diversity, from the Dandenong Ranges Open Studios to Belgrave Survival Day and the Upwey Archies.

At Burrinja, art transforms lives. Your gift nurtures creativity, fosters well-being, and strengthens bonds. Together, we're architects of community enrichment, shaping a future where creativity flourishes without limits. Join us in sparking inspiration and making a lasting difference.

Thank you for your support!

We hope you will consider donating to help the arts thrive in our community and our lives. So, if you can, please give generously.

Burrinja is a registered charity, all donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.


Targeted Donations

In response to requests from the community, we now provide the option to donate directly to your favourite Burrinja programs:


Burrinja Creative Program

Donate to our expansive Visual & Performing Arts Program and help us put on more fantastic art events, from gallery exhibitions to live music, comedy and theatre shows (including a number of free events).


Community Partnership Projects

Help us support and enable our community partners to deliver many beloved cultural events and programs in the region, including Belgrave Lantern Parade, Belgrave Survival Day, hillsceneLive, the Upwey Archies, Creative Showcase and the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale and award.


Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Contribute to our annual Dandenong Ranges Open Studios program, which brought together the artworks and studios of nearly 70 artists around the Hills in autumn this year over two stunning weekends.

See more about the DROS program.


Residency Program

Donate to Burrinja's artist residency program, which enables local artists in need of workspaces to lease our on-site aerie studios each year and receive additional support from us.


Get that warm and fuzzy feeling by supporting arts and culture in the Hills. 


Little or BIG, give now and help support the cost of our fabulous programs and projects, so we can all continue to enjoy them:

Free Public Programs – visual and performing arts

We ensure that many of our exhibitions, theatre shows and events include engaging public programs with the artists, performers and programmers, allowing everyone to get an insight into their arts practice, and sometimes real hands-on experience.

Free Gallery Entrance – Burrinja Gallery

The arts are at the heart of our community and we value access for all to engage, enjoy and be inspired by the arts - since late 2015 we have made our exhibition program FREE for everyone to experience a wide range of artwork by local, Indigenous and international artists.

Burrinja Kids Stay and Play – Free Family Activities

Our Burrinja Kids Stay and Play free family activities engage local artists to create exciting family activities for everyone - but we need your support to keep it happening!

Burrinja is a registered, tax-deductible charity

We are an independent arts organisation which operates with a volunteer Board of Management, our fabulous front of house volunteers and a small, dedicated team of staff. Since 1998, with on-going support from Yarra Ranges Council, we have helped develop and present arts and culture in the Dandenong Ranges, and we now bring cultural programs to over 70,000 people every year.

By gifting to Burrinja’s Public Fund you demonstrate your passion and support for arts and culture in the region. All donations help us to deliver more arts and cultural programs into the community, and are greatly appreciated. And every donation to the Burrinja Public Fund is tax-deductible.

Burrinja also supports and enables many other cultural events and programs in the region including Dandenong Ranges Open Studios,  Belgrave Lantern Parade,  Belgrave Survival Day,  hillsceneLive, Artist Studios and Workshop Studio spaces at Burrinja, VCE Creative Showcase,  Burrinja Kids Stay and Play, and the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale and award.

These community-based events and activities are vital for the vibrancy of our region, and attract more participation every year.

Your tax-deductible donation can help us to keep fostering and delivering these important programs in the Hills. 

Give a little, help a lot.

Every little bit helps. All of your support is highly valued by Burrinja, and will make a difference everyday. 

We welcome the opportunity to discuss how you may donate to our Public Fund to ensure that your generous donation works best for you. Contact Burrinja on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Burrinja Public Fund is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Subdivision 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act of 1997; 12.1.1 public fund on the register of cultural organisations.

All donations will be issued with a tax receipt.