The Art of Fundraising

Culture Business tackles the issues facing arts fundraisers today.

How does one prospect, cultivate and retain a corporate sponsor? How can a crisis be transformed into an opportunity? What are the steps involved in designing, adopting and sticking to an effective long-term fundraising strategy? How can we best engage with our boards and committees? What type of development staffing structure is most conducive to success in fundraising?

Confirmed Speakers so far:

  • Darin Conley-Buchsieb, Director, Human Resources, San Francisco Ballet, USA
  • Paul Mayers, Senior Manager, Social Enterprise, Carclew, Australia
  • Guillaume MarĂ©chal, Head of Strategic Development, Media and Commercial Partnerships at Mairie de Paris, France
  • Magnus Restofte,Communication Director, Royal Danish Theatre, Denmark
  • Gilian Mercer, Head of Development, Art Gallery of South Austraila, Australia
  • Emily Perry, Head of Corporate Affairs, BHP Olympic Dam, Australia
  • Christiane Pracht, Membership Manager, Auckland Art Gallery, Australia


Australian National Maritime Museum


Day 1 – Thursday 21 November

  • Registration and Welcome Coffee
  • Masterclass and Keynotes
  • Networking opportunity
  • Lunch
  • Case Studies and Workshops
  • Culture Business Grands Prix awards ceremony
  • Panel Discussion
  • Reception

Day 2 – Friday 22 November

  • Welcome Coffee
  • Keynote and Panel Discussion
  • Case Studies
  • Lunch
  • Interactive exercise
  • Conversation
  • Closing keynote
  • Farewell drinks