The Art of Fundraising, Melbourne

We are delighted to have worked with the Arts Centre Melbourne and the State Library Victoria to host the second edition of Culture Business in the vibrant city of Melbourne on 26-28 July 2017.

Creative Partnership Australia and Asialink Arts were our key partners to build this inspiring working programme. 97% of the 200 delegates said that they were highly satisfied with the calibre of the programme.

Find the photos of the sessions below and download presentations from the online progamme. Thank you to Tessitura and Creative Victoria for helping create this very successful new edition. It is always a pleasure to come to Australia.

Corinne Estrada

« The most specifically relevant event to arts sponsorship and philanthropy that I have been to over the course of my career. I definitely learned a lot and very much enjoyed meeting peers from across the Australian arts sector. » Laura Sears, Head of Corporate Partnerships, V&A

Culture Business is the best conference for arts professionals working in fundraising.” Kim McKay, Director, Australian Museum


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This year Culture Business took place in Melbourne, a city that combines international arts and culture with a thriving grassroots scene. Over three days, from 26 – 28 July 2017, 250 professionals from the worlds of culture and business came together at the State Library Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne, a landmark of Australian modernist architecture and home to the city’s largest centre for performing arts.


Culture Business – CB

Culture Business was launched in Paris in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. With many concerned for the future, we brought together experts from the worlds of culture and business to learn from each other and foster new collaborations.

For each conference we attract leading experts in art and culture, marketing and communication, luxury, technology, and consumer business. The conference focuses on marketing and development strategies from around the world: from membership to online retail, public funding and corporate partnerships. We showcase fresh ideas and innovative strategies to help you thrive in uncertain times.

Culture Business has taken place in Paris, Madrid, Sydney, and, in July 2017, Melbourne.

“It was one of the best conferences I have attended, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. Annie Burridge, Opera Philadelphia