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Culture Business 2016 Sydney


After bringing Communicating the Museum to Sydney in 2014, we were back in Australia to launch for the first time the international Culture Business conference in Sydney.

From 22-23 March, a 2-day programme at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) united 200 international art, business and museum professionals in charge of sponsorship, finance, business development, memberships, boutiques and merchandising.

This great collaboration unveiled the key strategies of successful fundraising. How to launch a campaign which generates a buzz and high revenue? How to get private and public money? How much to ask and how to build a winning pitch?

02.00 pm

Best Practice Session

Speakers : Corinne Estrada Agenda, Richard Woodward Richard Woodward and Associates, Clémence Ferry Communicating the Arts
Case Study
06.30 pm
09.00 am

Welcome & Rules of the Game

Speakers : Corinne Estrada Agenda, Fiona Menzies Creative Partnerships Australia
Face to Face

Panel: Why bother with sponsorship?

Speakers : Andy Wright For The People, Helen Carroll Wesfarmers Arts, Emma Giammarco Macquarie Centre, AMP Capital Shopping Centres
11.30 am

Lessons from America

Speakers : John Giurini J. Paul Getty Museum
01.30 pm

Conversation: Philanthropy at the core of a strategy: a US success story

Speakers : Fiona Menzies Creative Partnerships Australia, Annie Burridge Opera Philadelphia
Face to Face

Interview: Emerging models of philanthropy

Speakers : Katrina Strickland The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Kenneth Watkins The Australian Ballet
03.45 pm

Panel: The Philanthropist's view

Speakers : Sam Meers Nelson Meers Foundation, Marilyn Darling Gordon Darling Foundation, Catriona Mordant Queensland Ballet, Jojo Ferris Documentary Australia Foundation

Panel: The Power of the Board

Speakers : Bruce Meagher Griffin Theatre Company, Ilana Atlas The Bell Shakespeare Company, Sandra Yates Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Ben Strout Biennale of Sydney
08.00 am
09.00 am

Re-inventing the wheel

Speakers : Chris Denton Southbank Centre
11.00 am

Interview: A French approach to fundraising

Speakers : Adèle Parrilla Institut du Monde Arabe, Zoe Macedo Paris Philharmonic
Face to Face

Get Creative

Speakers : Damian Borchok For The People
01.45 pm

Raise more money - Part 1

Speakers : David Sefton Adelaide Festival

Raise more money - Part 2

Speakers : Kim McKay AO Australian Museum

Raise more money - Part 3

Speakers : Lindsay Robinson Sydney University
03.15 pm
Face to Face