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Meet our new member: Queensland Theatre

Fri, 17 May 2024

In the first of a regular series, we’ll be introducing new members who have joined Philanthropy Australia in recent months. It is of perennial interest to see where the breadth of philanthropy’s work reaches across all sectors of the community and its ever-evolving nature is reflected in our members. Here, we kick off the Q&A series with Queensland Theatre. The answers have been provided its Executive Director, Criena Gehrke.

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A New Approach: How philanthropy and creativity are working together to turn Australia into a ‘cultural powerhouse’

Peter Wilmoth Fri, 26 Apr 2024

Australia can become a powerhouse where arts and culture is a part of the day-to-day lives of Australians. A consortium of like-minded philanthropic bodies are working together to achieve exactly that. The organisation driving this effort is Australia’s leading arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA).

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Where dreams come to life

Nick Place Fri, 22 Sep 2023

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Making Waves program offers Year 12 music students the opportunity to have their compositions brought to life by professional musicians on the same stage that has played host to many of the world’s great artists. This creates ‘instant career pathways’ in their minds – none of which would be possible without philanthropy.


The vision for Creative Australia

Adrian Collette, AM, CEO, Australia Council Fri, 30 Jun 2023

Philanthropy plays a key role in the vision for Creative Australia and the long-term sustainability of our artists and creative industries, writes Adrian Collette.


Can philanthropy help address the dire need for gender equality in the media?

Lisa Davies, CEO, Australian Associated Press Fri, 31 Mar 2023

AAP aims to launch a Gender Equality desk, that would produce more than 250 articles a year exploring a range of issues relevant to gender equality, including workforce participation and remuneration, childcare solutions, violence prevention, education and health outcomes, economic impact and leadership.

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Under Cover film continues to move audiences at community screenings

Diana Hodgetts Fri, 17 Mar 2023

It was a pleasant summer evening in the East Melbourne suburb of Ringwood last night as a mostly female crowd packed into Karralyka Centre for a sold-out screening of Sue Thomson’s documentary Under Cover.

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‘The arts are for everyone’

Fri, 17 Mar 2023

As the Adelaide Festival comes to a close this weekend, it’s been a bumper year for awe-inspiring performances but also for access to the arts for people who might otherwise have missed out.

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