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Academy of the Humanities, communications firm to deliver arts advocacy program

The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) and communications firm Newgate have been chosen to deliver a $1.65m program that will champion investment and return in arts and culture.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, last year Australian philanthropic organisations the Myer Foundation, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and the Keir Foundation offered $1.65 million for the establishment of an Australian arts and culture advocacy program.

The ‘New Approach’ program will be tasked with ‘defending and promoting the benefit of intellectual and creative life as a critical crucible of the national future’, and will ‘advance a coherent, comprehensive policy position from which we might build better political and institutional settings and allied public commentary’.

Recruitment firm Egon Zehnder is responsible for appointing a program director, who will work with the foundations, the AAH and Newgate.

In a statement, the organisers said ‘Evidence-based research will be a central tenet of the program, and the Academy’s contribution will be integral in this approach’. ‘The Academy looks forward to working with Newgate and the three Foundations on this imaginative and exciting new venture for the arts and cultural sector in Australia. We are delighted to be party to a new model of philanthropic support for a sector whose vitality and longevity is critical to the future of our nation.’

More details will be announced upon the announcement of the program director. For more information, click here.


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