Tag Archives: PAFs

Have we travelled far?

I have just been reading Contemporary Art + Philanthropy, Public Spaces/Private Funding: Foundations for Contemporary Art  as I revisit the nexus (is there one?) between philanthropy, tax policy and arts policy. This monograph was created to record a forum held … 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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Public Ancillary Funds – new draft guidelines

The Federal Assistant Treasurer, Bill Shorten, has released new draft guidelines for Public Ancillary Funds (often known as PAFS and usually given the deductible gift recipient designation of DGR2). The Australian Tax Office describes Public Ancillary Funds as “public funds … Continue reading

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Artsupport Australia – what is it and can they help?

Artsupport Australia is a unit of the Australia Council. Its role is to assist in the development of philanthropy within arts organisations. They have an office or representation in every state, and work mainly with key arts organisations who receive … Continue reading

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Family Foundations

Welcome to the new year. Family foundations are a good source of support for the arts in Australia. When I refer to family foundations I mean to differentiate them from community foundations and prescribed ancillary funds. I am specifically writing … Continue reading

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Australians’ changing attitude to philanthropy

A quick link to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald this week which talks about how donors are paying more attention to the outcomes of their support and more interested in giving strategically and in a more sustainable way, … Continue reading

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