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    Building a More Sustainable Future in the Arts - James Boyd

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    Professional Development Workshop with James Boyd, State Manager, Development & Partnerships (WA) Creative Australia.

    Artists and arts & cultural organisations are under increasing pressure to grow new revenue streams to achieve greater goals and sustainability. This workshop for arts organisations, collectives and individual artists will interest those keen to consider the options available to them from local businesses, private donations and philanthropic foundations. Topics discussed will include sponsorship vs philanthropy, local business partnerships, philanthropic fundraising options, tax deductible structures and tools, applying to trusts and foundations and crowd-funding. An overview of Creative Australia's funding opportunities and the Australian Cultural Fund platform will also be included.

    Who is this workshop for?

    · Independent creative artists

    · Art leaders, staff and volunteers of arts groups and organisations

    · Arts professionals

    · Board members of arts organisations interested in diversifying their organisation’s income streams

    · Local government arts & community workers


    RSVP is Essential

    Format:
    120 minutes for the workshop, with an additional 30 minutes for any questions

    Tickets: free and in partnership with Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

    Location: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

    James Boyd

    James Boyd has over 30 years of experience working in the arts in the UK and Australia, with a background in theatre and community cultural development. In 2004 was appointed Development Director of WASO, where he pioneered US style arts fundraising practices in Australia. Since 2008 he has worked for the commonwealth government across the arts and cultural sector, philanthropy and business to encourage greater sustainability through innovative cross-sector engagement, strategic partnerships, sponsorship and philanthropy. As WA’s representative of Artsupport Australia, an office of the Australia Council, he helped broker over $80million of philanthropic support to the arts. His Churchill Fellowship report ‘PURE MONEY?’ Global Responses Offering Arts Organisations Perspectives and Actions to Help Navigate Private Sector Funding Dilemmas was published in September 2023.  In July 2023, he was appointed State Manager, Development & Partnerships (WA), Creative Australia.

    Presenter Contact

    James Boyd, State Manager, Development & Partnerships (WA) Creative Australia

    james.boyd@creative.gov.au

    Tel: 0417 977 022

    James will be in Geraldton from 21 to 24 May 2024 and is available for one-on-one coaching and advice. Please email James directly.


    Creative Australia

    Creative Australia is the Australian Government’s principal arts investment and advisory body. We were founded as the Australia Council for the Arts in 1968 and established by the Australia Council Act 1975. In 2023 we welcomed the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy – Revive, the centrepiece of which was the establishment of Creative Australia, an expanded and modernised Australia Council and a transformational step in the evolution of the organisation.

    www.creative.gov.au

    State Managers, Development & Partnerships

    Creative Australia’s State Manager Development & Partnerships provide advice on philanthropy, fundraising and development, and securing investment and partnerships for artists and arts organisations.


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    Refunds are available up to 2 days prior to the event (minus 4% booking fee). You may transfer the ticket to someone else’s name if you cannot attend. Please reach out to us through the ‘contact host' link below with any queries. In the circumstance the event cannot go ahead, the event may be postponed to a new date, with all tickets being transferred to the new date.