Ongoing funding to build capacity in the arts sector
18 December 2017
The Turnbull Government has announced
the continuation of funding for Creative Partnerships Australia to support its
important work of fostering partnerships between the cultural sector,
supporters and investors. The goal of Creative Partnerships Australia is to grow a more
vibrant and robust cultural sector with strong connections to supporters and
investors, for the benefit of all Australians.
New ongoing funding of $3.7 million per
year from 2018-19 will mean that Creative Partnerships Australia’s annual
resourcing will be maintained at its current level of $4.4 million (indexed) in
future years. The majority of Creative Partnerships Australia’s funding was
previously due to terminate on 30 June 2018.
Creative Partnerships Australia will
continue to support the arts sector – particularly small-to-medium arts
organisations and individual artists – to build stronger relationships with,
and raise funds from, the private sector.
Private sector support, alongside
government funding and earned income, is a crucial and growing third pillar
underpinning the financial sustainability of the arts sector in Australia.
Since 2013, Creative Partnerships Australia
has leveraged more than $9.2 million in private sector funding through its
matched funding programs, which assist small-to-medium organisations and
individual artists to run successful fundraising campaigns. Creative
Partnerships Australia has also delivered more than 100 capacity-building
events for arts workers to enhance their ability to develop and maintain partnerships
with business and philanthropists.
Creative Partnerships Australia provides
valued expertise to the arts sector, delivering more than 500 tailored advice
and mentoring sessions to around 300 recipients each year. It also provides
strategic advice to artists and organisations running fundraising campaigns
through its Australian Cultural Fund program, which has attracted over
$9 million in private donations to support grants to more than 1,100
registered cultural projects.
recognition of the value that Creative Partnerships Australia delivers to the
arts sector the Government will secure ongoing funding for the organisation by reprioritising
million per year (indexed) currently appropriated to the Department of
Communications and the Arts for other programs, and
million per year ongoing (indexed) from the Australia Council for the Arts from
2018‑19, which continues the 2015-16 Budget measure that provided funding for Creative
Creative Partnerships Australia is a
Commonwealth company established to encourage and facilitate philanthropy,
sponsorship and social investment in the arts in Australia. It does this
through a range of mentoring, training and matched funding programs.
information on Creative Partnerships Australia can be found at: www.creativepartnershipsaustralia.org.au