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The Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation is a volunteer non-profit organisation that has supported the ACT region’s artists for over 30 years.  Since establishment in 1983, CAPO has disbursed over $2 million as arts fellowships and awards with support from the Canberra arts and business communities. Goods and services donated to CAPO by Canberra businesses, and outstanding artworks by Canberra’s highly collectible established and promising emerging artists are sold at the annual CAPO auction. CAPO is managed by a board of directors, who have expertise in arts and events patronage, marketing, management, and curating.

CAPO has the generous support of Canberra Museum and Gallery which has hosted the annual event since 2013 as the principal partner.

We are thrilled to confirm Paul McDermott as our Patron again for 2016 and look forward to have him attend our functions this year.

CAPO acknowledges direct award funding for the arts from its sponsors and also wishes to thank the business community of Canberra for its generous and ongoing support.

Robert Foster Memorial Award

CAPO has established the Robert Foster Memorial Award to commemorate the outstanding contribution Robert Foster has made to the local, national and international arts community for the past 30 years.

Robert received CAPO funding way back in 1991, and again in 1998 which helped set up the F!NK business. For many years F!NK has been a regular and generous donor to CAPO’s events.

This award – funded by both CAPO and donations received – will go to a practitioner from the Canberra region working in the fields of visual art and design.

CAPO will accept donations by direct deposit to our account –

BSB: 032 776

Bank Account: 237220

Credit cards, cash and cheque donations can be arranged by emailing us at capital.artspatrons@gmail.com.