The Aesop Foundation

In contribution to our wider community, the Aesop Foundation endeavours to provide individuals with greater opportunities through the development of literacy and storytelling. We partner with organisations to cultivate written and verbal skills, and provide a platform for expression to those who may otherwise struggle to be heard. Through two distinct granting programs, it is our hope that we nurture diversity within the community, and the culture of the arts with resounding effect.



Guided by our core values of respect, creativity, excellence, passion and integrity, we currently provide support to culturally-aligned organisations in Australia. It is our intention to open applications more broadly in the future. For queries relating to our philanthropic grants and initiatives, please contact us External Link

Footscray Community Arts Centre | West Writers
A professional development and mentoring initiative to inspire and elevate writers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

‘To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.’

Matthew Arnold