Culture Business – CB

Since 2008 Culture Business connects the arts and business to openly discuss sponsorship and fundraising strategies from around the world. Culture Business unites the best experts in culture, marketing, luxury and technology to maximise their collaborations. The conference highlights the latest trends and issues in fundraising and introduces transformational strategies. The conference encourages cultural organisations to confidently adopt new approaches to sponsorship and philanthropy.

Culture Business is the leading meeting and networking platform for arts organisations and sponsorship professionals and has previously been held in Paris in 2008 and 2009, in Madrid in 2013 and in Sydney in 2016.

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


The Art of Fundraising, Melbourne

On 26-28 July 2017, Culture Business is heading back to Australia.   ‘It is time to go to Melbourne, an international centre for the arts.  The « Art of Fundraising » conference is specifically dedicated to professionals working in the cultural sector, visual and performing arts’ says Corinne Estrada, founder of the conference.

A panel of top quality speakers from different industries and geographical contexts will bring their innovative fundraisings ideas from around the globe.
Confirmed international speaker so far:

  • 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


We will make in-depth analyses of issues during workshops and raise specific topics about creative philanthropy during breakout sessions. Culture Business also offers a great platform to network with peers from around the world.

Revive your old ideas and get new ones, change your organisation’s way of thinking, refresh, be inspired and inspire. Come to Culture Business to compare and contrast, learn from failures and get the right trends.

All participants will take part in the programme and voice their opinions. After two immersive days, you will leave with a modern approach to fundraising. 

Corinne Estrada
Director of AGENDA


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