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Philanthropy Australia: National Conference Attendance Subsidy

We’re offering 20 mid-to-senior career arts fundraisers and/or CEOs the opportunity to attend and participate in Philanthropy Australia’s National Conference.

Creative Australia is offering 20 mid-to-senior career arts fundraisers and/or CEOs the opportunity to attend and participate in Philanthropy Australia’s National Conference.

The conference will be held between 5-7 August 2024 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Sessions will include masterclasses, breakout workshops and plenaries delivered by high-profile speakers from across Australia and around the world.

More than 700 delegates are expected to attend the event in person including philanthropists, senior philanthropy and not-for-profit professionals, and leaders from the business, academic, media and government sectors.

This opportunity is for mid-to-senior career arts fundraisers and/or CEOs with a fundraising role representing an arts organisation with an established fundraising program.

This opportunity includes:

  • A pass to the three-day conference (valued at $2,000)
  • A travel subsidy of $1,200, paid to successful applicants outside of Adelaide to contribute to travel and accommodation expenses. Any additional transport and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of the participant.

Applicants must be employed in a role that includes fundraising or development and have at least 3 years of experience as a fundraiser or CEO with a fundraising role.

Applicant organisations must:

  • Be based in Australia and carrying out most of their arts activity or practice within Australia
  • Be a legally constituted entity (with an ABN)
  • Be registered as a not-for-profit organisation, as defined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)1, and;
  • Be operating with the primary purpose of providing arts and cultural opportunities for Australian artists and audiences.

[1] Definitions of not-for-profit entities may be found on the ATO and ASIC websites.

Creative Australia is committed to increasing the diversity of leadership in our sector. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people with disability and people who are d/Deaf, culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTQIA+ people, young people and older people, and those based in regional and remote Australia. We also acknowledge that identity is intersectional and encourage people at intersections of these identities to apply.

All expressions of interest (EOI) must outline:

  • Your organisation’s primary purpose
  • How attending the conference would support your fundraising goals
  • What are your top three reasons for wanting to attend
  • How do you imagine implementing your attendance into your future work
  • Your history of fundraising training.

Assessment of EOIs will be conducted by Creative Australia’s Development & Partnerships Division.

Before you submit your EOI, read these guidelines thoroughly and contact our programs staff with any questions, or if you require assistance with access. To start your EOI, click here.

Your EOI can be saved and edited at any time until the deadline. Once submitted, you cannot make further edits or amendments.