Donations to the BIA Fund are tax deductible and the fund monies are used to develop the facilities and arts program.
Assisted by the fund, BIA has developed into a major community arts organization in Brisbane. The annual arts program now provides part-time employment for over thirty artists and more than one thousand people participate in the art classes and workshops. The Institute also supports a busy exhibition program. Donations have been utilized to purchase equipment, refurbish studios and establish the Metcalfe gallery.