Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. 

Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Fair, the biennial Melbourne Art Foundation Awards for the Visual Arts, and a year-round program in support of contemporary art and living artists.

Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs at Melbourne Art Fair for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public lectures and forums featuring artists, curators and international guests, collector programs, guided tours, publications and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage.


Director and CEO
Maree Di Pasquale

The board
Charles Justin, Chair
Sophie Gannon
Stuart Hamilton
Justin Homer
Amanda Rowell
Jan Murphy
Anna Waldmann
Theodore Wohng
Anna Schwartz
Paola Balla