Gertrude Contemporary is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; the Australia Council, the Federal Government's arts funding and advisory body; and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.


The Gertrude Contemporary Annual Patronage Program 2016–2017 is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through its Plus 1 funding program.

Gertrude Contemporary's Contemporary Art on the Road (CAOTR) education program is supported by the Department of Education and Training Strategic Partnerships Program funding (SPP).


From 2013–2016, The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund has been a major supporter of the Emerging Writers Program.