Hello ozphilanthropy readers,
It’s been a while since I have posted here, because I have been taking a very long study break, to do a PhD by Practice at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne.
I have been looking at the topic of institutional philanthropic funders – that is, trusts and foundations as opposed to individual donors – and the arts sector. In particular, whether the development of networks amongst foundations leads to a form of influence or “curation” of the arts.
As I am just about midway through the research, having completed more than 30 interviews online during Melbourne’s lockdowns, I recently presented draft findings for ANZTRS, Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research and was subsequently invited by Philanthropy Australia to write a short piece on where my work is up to.
I look forward to your comments, and to giving you more updates on what conclusions I uncover.