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Foundations – Making them work


Foundations – Making them work

Monday 23 Jul 2018, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Foundations can play an important role in raising funds for galleries. In this
session you will gain insights from leaders in the field about what makes an effective foundation. Topics will include governance, recruiting the right people, setting targets, measuring outcomes and evaluating performance.

Anouska Phizacklea, Director, Monash Gallery of Art, will provide insights into
the financial structure and governance of a foundation within a local government context; and Mr Mark Guirguis, Chair of the Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation, will discuss his foundation’s successes in achieving ambitious targets and how they’ve evaluated performance.

After providing some fundamental background and context to foundations within a gallery setting, Steven Richardson from Creative Partnerships Australia and Siu Chan from City of Yarra will facilitate a dynamic open discussion about the pros and cons of managing a foundation in today’s climate, explore with participants where they are individually placed, and tackle the difficulties their foundations may be facing.

The day will be rounded out with an introduction to ACCA’s current exhibition,
A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, curated by Hannah Presley.


Monday 23 July 2018, 10.30am - 3:30pm


Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Prices and booking
  • PGAV Member $330 / Non-Member $440 
  • PGAV Members can also access exclusive 2018 Professional Development Program Four Session Packages. Packages cost $1122, delivering a 15% saving, and provide our Member galleries with flexibility – pick any four sessions throughout the year for one of your staff to attend! 
  • All costs are GST inclusive
  • Registrations close Thursday 19 July 2018 at 12 noon.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Registered participants that are no longer able to attend may nominate a substitute up until the starting time. Where possible, please notify the PGAV of substitutions and cancellations by email, up until Thursday 19 July 2018 at 12 noon. 
  • Cancellations received before Thursday 19 July 2018 at 12 noon will be refunded, less an administration fee of $55 including GST.
  • Cancellations received after Thursday 19 July 2018 at 12 noon are not refundable.
  • Exceptions are at the discretion of the PGAV.

The PGAV wishes to thank the following  Foundations - Making Them Work  Presentation Partners:

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2018 PGAV Four Session Package

*Four Session Packages are available to PGAV Members. Packages cost $ 1,122.00 (GST incl), delivering a 15% saving, and can be used for any four sessions throughout the year.


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