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

The 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.

The Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs at the 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.


The board
Anna Pappas (Executive Chair)
Jeremy Cooper (Treasurer)
William Nuttall
Sophie Gannon
Amanda Rowell
Stuart Hamilton