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Culture Business
November 20 @ 8:00 am
November 22 @ 5:00 pm
June 5, 2018
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia

Culture Business (CB), the leading conference for fundraising in the arts, is coming to the Australian Capital this November. With a record breaking number of galleries and museums, Canberra is the new host city for the third edition of Culture Business in Australia. The conference will take place in some of the most prestigious venues of the city.


CB Canberra tackles the big questions 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 that is both stable and reactive? How can we best engage with our boards and committees?

Culture Business will focus on corporate sponsorship, philanthropy, development staffing models and new business models for revenue generation to provide fundraisers with the tools to take their fundraising to the next level.

 Speakers and Participants

Culture Business attracts CEOs, development directors, corporate partnership managers, philanthropy managers and marketing, communications and business development professionals in the arts sector. CB Canberra will bring together prominent speakers from galleries, museums, biennales, the performing arts, foundations, business and luxury groups around the world.

Hear from sponsors, philanthropists, board members and experts in fundraising as we share the best practices from all over the world.

Confirmed speakers include:

Will Cary, Senior Director Annual and Corporate Giving, The Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Pascal Hufschmid, Head of External Affairs, Musee de lÉlysee (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Nick Mitzevich, Director, National Gallery of Australia

Bruce McGaskill, Director, Fit Sponsorship Group

John McLeod, JBWere Philanthropic Services

For more information go here.

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