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Mitchell Review into Private Sector Support for the Arts


The Mitchell review of private sector support for the arts was released in October 2011 by Simon Crean, who was the then Minister for the Arts. It was most interesting for me to note a recommendation for a merger of … Continue reading

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Australia Cultural Fund – AbaF’s ACF


Disclaimer: The Australia Business Art Foundation’s Australia Cultural Fund (ACF) is a program I managed for two years and really enjoyed being involved with. The ACF is a way for artists, musicians, dancers, theatre practitioners and filmmakers to raise money … 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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