Organisations listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations can receive tax deductible donations. This helps cultural organisations to attract funding from businesses and individuals.
Australian organisations can be listed on the register if their principal purpose is to promote one of the following cultural activities in Australia:
- visual arts
- community arts
- performing arts
- arts or languages of Indigenous persons
- movable cultural heritage.
Public art galleries, museums and libraries are generally not included on the register because they are approved by the Australian Taxation Office under another deductible gift recipient category.
If your organisation mets the criteria, seriously consider registering.