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Changes to arts funding prompts calls for philanthropists to step in

August 10th, 2015

There's been plenty of debate over arts funding in Australia during recent weeks. Artists are concerned about a shake-up of the national arts funding model.

In particular, they're worried about the diversion of money away from the Australia Council to a new National Program for Excellence in the Arts, which will be administered by the office of Arts Minister George Brandis.

Many small-to-medium arts companies say they fear for their future.

So, is it time for philanthropists to step in and fill the funding breach?


  • Caitriona Fay
    National Manager of Philanthropy, Perpetual

  • Scott Rankin
    Creative Director, Big hART

  • Chris Wootton
    Acting CEO, Philanthropy Australia

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