Business 10
21-22 November 2019

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Culture Business returns to Sydney 21-22 November 2019.

Join 200 international experts to tackle the big questions facing arts fundraisers today, focusing on philanthropy, corporate sponsorship, organisational structure and new revenue streams.

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Theme: The Art of Fundraising

Culture Business tackles the issues facing arts fundraisers today.

How does one prospect, cultivate and retain a corporate sponsor? How can a crisis be transformed into an opportunity? What are the steps involved in designing, adopting and sticking to an effective long-term fundraising strategy? How can we best engage with our boards and committees? What type of development staffing structure is most conducive to success in fundraising?

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Over 2 days, we will gather 200+ arts professionals in Sydney to address the big questions facing fundraising and development professionals in the arts today.

Culture Business Sydney features:
• Keynotes and plenary sessions from leading fundraisers and donors
• Panel discussions exploring the biggest challenges and opportunities for the sector
• Case studies offering in-depth learning from key successes – and failures
• Group and one-to-one learning opportunities

Confirmed speakers include:
• Kevin Sumption, Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia
• Natasha Harris, Head of Development, The Old Vic Theatre, UK
• Magnus Restofte, Head of Communication, Royal Danish Theatre, Denmark
• Sue Donnelly, Director, Belvoir Theatre, Australia
• Adel Ziane, Head of Communication, Louvre Museum, France
• Yann LeTouher, Head of Development, Commercial Partnerships & Brand, Louvre Museum, France
• Sarah Hunt, Head of Marketing and Development, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Australia
• Gillian Mercer, Head of Development Art Gallery of South Australia
• Emily Perry, Head of Corporate Affairs, BHP Olympic Dam, Australia
• Guillaume Maréchal, Head of Strategic Development Media and Commercial Partnerships, Marie de Paris, France
• Christine Pracht, Head of Parterships, Auckland Art Gallery, NZ
• Hannah Allert, Manager, Arts Programs, Carclew, Australia
• Alex Raupach, General Manager, Canberra International Music Festival, Australia
• Darin Conley-Buchsieb, Director Human Ressources,San Francisco Ballet, USA
• Paul Meyers, Head of Social Enterprise & young consultant, Carclew, Australia
• Anna Apuli, Senior Researcher, ASK RIGHT, Australia
• Cybelle Jones, Principal & Executive Director, Gallagher & Associate, USA
• Mike Devine, Museum Owner Spy Museum Washington, USA


Conference Ticket

What is included in your ticket?

2 day working conference, access to all Keynotes, Panel Discussions, Workshops, Masterclasses and Round Table Sessions.
Access to all social events and networking opportunities.
Free entrance to all Partner Institutions.

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Regular Rate

Valid between 1 July and 30 September 2019
1150 AUD * For Non Profit
1650 AUD * For Business

Last Minute Rate

Valid between 1 October and 21 November 2019
1350 AUD *  For Non Profit
1850 AUD *  For Business

Day Tickets

Day Tickets are available for Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November 2019

675 AUD *  For Non Profit
925 AUD *  For Business

Special offers

Multiple tickets purchase

Discounts are available for multiple tickets purchased at the same time :

10% discount when you register 3 staff members from the same organisation
Enter the following code : CBSYD_DUO
20% discount when you register 3 staff members from the same organisation
Enter the following code : CBSYD_TRIO
30% discount when you register 4 staff members from the same organisation
Enter the following code : CBSYD_QUATUOR

Discounts cannot be accumulated.

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200 international professionals will gather to network, engage in stimulating conversations and rethink their institution’s revenue model.

Our delegates come from international arts institutions such as theatre, opera and ballet companies, festivals, biennales, museums, and galleries alongside sponsors from businesses, public organisations and foundations, plus universities, think tanks and private consultancies.


Become a partner

Culture Business is the leading international conference for development professionals working in culture. Our network includes more than 8000 culture and art professionals from over 40 countries.

Partner with us to

  • Gain exclusive access to key decision makers in your market
  • Access a global network of museums, heritage, visual and performing arts organisations
  • Associate your brand with the leading international event for senior arts professionals working in fundraising, sponsorship and
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More details

The conference will take place in the city’s best cultural venues. The Australian National Maritime Museum will be the main host of the conference.

Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia


Janine Kersten
Senior Project Manager
Tel +49 30 26 03 03 81

Corinne Estrada
Founder and CEO
+61 403 413 120