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The AHF supports the people of the Himalaya through long-term, sustainable programs that improve lives. In addition to our core development programs, we support the projects below that further enhance our work and contribute to our mission.



Although the Himalaya boosts a rich cultural heritage, there are few opportunities for creative expression for many talented artists in the Himalaya.

The Himalayan Art Award was established in memory of Australian artist Murray Zanoni to provide support for a select number of emerging artists for the period of one year. In return, the artists commit to donating one major and one minor artwork to the AHF.

The works are then auctioned off in Australia at our major events and the funds raised are then designated for future awards, creating a fully sustainable arts program. This project supports young artists across the region who would otherwise struggle to find the resources to express their talent.


Our Schools for the Himalaya program, gives Australian schools an opportunity to meet students on the other side of the world living a completely different way of life. The program links Aussie schools with schools in the Himalaya and provides a genuine opportunity for cultural exchange and the opportunity to build a strong and lasting relationship with a school in the region.

Schools in Australia are encouraged to raise funds to help improve basic facilities and educational resources. There are also opportunities for Aussie schools to visit these schools and gain firsthand experiences of the effectiveness of our educational programs. If you think your school might be interested in becoming part of our Schools for the Himalaya program, please get in touch.


get in touch

Australian Himalayan Foundation
2/105 Alexander St
Crows Nest, NSW 2065
P: (02) 9438-1822
mail: PO Box 553, Crows Nest, NSW 1585