James and the Giant Peach- Photographer David Wyatt

In 1992 John Paxinos was having a conversation with Wendy Hamilton from Arts Victoria who was bemoaning the fact that they had recently funded an artist to present a new work and the whole project had run off the rails. The budget was in disarray and there was a messy Workcover claim to deal with.

In response to this need Auspicious Arts Project Inc was established as an Incorporated Association Our role being to assist artists undertaking creative developments and presentations of new work.

Our intention was to create a situation where artists working with Auspicious would have all the protection and advantages of working with a larger organisation while still remaining independent.

In practical terms this means providing assistance with the day-to-day financial aspects of the project; including looking after budgets, payments, invoicing, payroll, superannuation, Workcover claims, GST/tax compliance, and banking on your behalf.

In addition we offer as much advice and support we can to the project and guide artists to the most likely source of funding and support.