Tag Archives: Artsupport

“Splash in the shallows” – family foundations testing the waters


I am fascinated by private ancillary funds (PAFs) which are generally family foundations, so was very pleased to attend the Philanthropy Australia conference‘s session which highlighted the experiences of four family foundations at various stages of maturity, expertise and development. … Continue reading

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Giving Circles and Impact100 WA


James Boyd from artsupport Australia* was the guest of Swinburne Philanthropy Alumni at the final Maimonides Society event for the year. James has been involved in the establishment of Impact100 WA which is a giving circle based on the 14 … Continue reading

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Changes afoot at peak body?


Further to the not so recent news that AbaF and artsupport are to merge next year into one body, and that Louise Walsh of artsupport will soon be the new CEO of Philanthropy Australia, the Australian Financial Review yesterday noted … Continue reading

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Stop Press! New CEO for Philanthropy Australia


Philanthropy Australia has announced the appointment of Louise Walsh, formerly of Artsupport Australia (part of the Australia Council) as their new CEO, starting from 8 October. Read PA’s announcement here and the Australia Council’s announcement here. How do you think … Continue reading

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Artsupport Australia


This post was updated in July 2018 (originally written in 2011). Artsupport Australia was a unit of the Australia Council from 2002 to around 2014. Its role was to assist in the development of philanthropy within arts organisations. For several … Continue reading

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a is for ATO – The Australian Tax Office and philanthropy


Ah, everyone’s favourite subject – tax! Don’t fret – it is not all that complicated. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) used to be the responsible body for all things gift related when we talk about tax deductible gifts and deductible … Continue reading

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