PHILANTHROPY AUSTRALIAN ART SCENE FUNDING
Set against the turbulent backdrop of today’s economy, many artistic ventures would struggle to get off the ground without the help of passionate philanthropists. ArtsHub recently named six individuals who have made a difference by supporting the Australian arts scene.
Below, Art Radar briefly summarises each philanthropist’s contributions to the Australian art scene. To read the full article on ArtsHub, click here.
Betty Amsden is the largest individual donor for the performing arts in Victoria, Australia. She has been supporting various art organisations, including artists-in-schools programmes and music therapy programmes for disabled children.
Tim Fairfax is the chairman of Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, which focuses on supporting arts development in remote areas in Australia.
Harold Mitchell is participating in the review of the arts commissioned by the federal government, which will encourage support of the arts from the private sectors.
- Corporate art sponsors replaced by private donors in Australia – Sydney Morning Herald – August 2011 – rise in private donations provides the Australian arts scene with a reprieve
- Fine art funds trends today – ArtInsight panel talk summary – March 2011 – art market seminar highlights the importance of innovations in art investment
- Can you sell big to first-time collectors? Indian Art Summit 2011 round-up – February 2011 – on the Indian Art Summit’s dramatic increase in size
- Asian Art Museum saved from debt by city – Feburary 2011 – how this museum was saved from its impending bankruptcy
- Crowd-funding – the Internet stimulates new ways to raise funds for art projects – August 2009 – report on a new internet-based business which is offering arts practitioners a new way to raise funds
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