Paul & Erica

CAPO Patron Paul McDermott with our 2016 CAPO Fellow Erica Seccombe

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 acquired a new patron in 2014 – Mr Paul McDermott. We are thrilled to have Paul as Patron 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.