The Art of Fundraising conference, Melbourne
How should cultural organisations respond to today’s global uncertainties? What is our role in the world?
We’re partnering with arts fundraising conference Culture Business this year to bring the world’s best arts leaders together in Melbourne to talk fundraising, philanthropy, sponsorship and the long-term sustainability of the arts sector.
The conference program is designed for big and small organisations and will cover every aspect of fundraising in the arts: from philanthropy to partnerships as well as communications, corporate sponsorship, regional capital campaigns, and business models.
The program will challenge participants to think creatively about the future of cultural centres and encourage them to take risks to conquer new markets. Best practice training will guide organisations to motivate and enhance the performance of their staff.
The panel of local and international speakers also extends beyond the arts, to include high-profile leaders in areas such as science and corporate sponsorship. The event challenges existing frameworks around funding, reveals the strategies behind success stories and sparks powerful debates among industry professionals.
Our CEO Fiona Menzies, said Culture Business gives Australia’s arts development professionals an opportunity to learn about fundraising in all its forms.
“Hearing from local and international experts about how to nurture and build relationships with donors, partners and investors, is crucial to the survival of arts organisations within a constantly evolving funding, audience and technology landscape.
“Creative Partnerships is thrilled to support Agenda to bring Culture Business to Melbourne, so that our arts sector can join experts, leaders and great thinkers from around the world to inform and inspire increased investment in the arts.”
Confirmed international speakers for Culture Business Melbourne include:
Michelle Stein, Head of Major Gifts, British Museum, UK
Sanjoy K Roy, Director, Director Teamwork Arts, INDIA
Tracy Cui, Director, The Promise, CHINA
John Rodgers, Former Director of Development; National Theatre London, UK
Tiffany Lucas, Chief Development Officer, Chanticleer, USA
Caroline McCormick, Director, Achates Philanthrophy, UK
Alice van der Slikke, Manager Professional Services, Van Gogh Museum, THE NETHERLANDS
Laura Sears, Head of Corporate Partnerships, V&A, UK
With more to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now.