Tuesday 13 May / 6.15pm — 7.30pm

The Art of Giving

Australian arts philanthropy now 
A Public Conversation

Grant Street Theatre & Lionel’s Lounge
Victorian College of the Arts,
Grant Street, Southbank

$ Free event




Speakers include

Fiona Menzies 
CEO of Creative Partnerships Australia

Louise Gourlay 

Professor Su Baker 
Artist and Director of VCA

Willoh S Weiland 
Artistic Director of Aphids

Doug Turek 
Managing Director of Professional Wealth

Australia has a strong history of arts philanthropy, which has powerfully fuelled the ambitions of artists and arts professionals. Over the last decade there have been new developments in arts philanthropy, which are bringing exciting new opportunities but also exposing complexities.  

This panel will explore the current status of Australian arts philanthropy through hearing from panellists who variously give, ask for, or receive arts philanthropy. What is the status of arts philanthropy in Australia? What shifts are occurring? What are the challenges and the opportunities? 

The Margaret Lawrence Bequest continues to support many projects for the advancement of women, education and the arts. Give It Up For Margaret is a month-long program of philanthropic inspiration. 

This event will be held in the recently refurbished Grant St Theatre and the new Lionel Gell Lounge. The programming of Lionel’s Lounge is supported by the Lionel Gell Foundation, creating an exciting new live performance destination and bar.

Facilitator: Alex Furman, Deputy Director of Development, University of Melbourne

'Supported by Melbourne Conversations – An initiative of the City of Melbourne'. 

Bookings advised as spaces limited.