Creative Partnerships Australia

Creative Partnerships Australia
Key objectives of the measure:

The Australian Government funds Creative Partnerships Australia, a government agency operating nationally, to deliver programs and services that encourage giving and partnerships between the cultural sector, supporters and investors.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Australian Government is committed to supporting a more vibrant and robust cultural sector. As part of this, the Government works to encourage greater support for the arts from the private sector to provide diversity in income sources and greater financial sustainability for artists and arts organisations.

Creative Partnerships Australia is a government agency established with the express purpose of encouraging and facilitating philanthropy, sponsorship and social investment for the arts in Australia. It does this through a range of mentoring, training and direct funding programs.

Since its establishment in 2013, Creative Partnerships Australia has developed the capacity and confidence of artists and arts organisations to build strong partnerships with supporters in the private sector, resulting in a greater range of cultural activities being available to the Australian public. More information is available at

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The expected results are creating linkages between the arts and cultural sector and private sector to provide diversity in income sources and greater long-term financial sustainability for artists and arts organisations.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:
  • A$6.2 million in 2013-14
  • A$5.4 million in 2014-15
  • A$4.4 million in 2015-16
  • A$4.4 million in 2016-17
Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

Creative Partnerships Australia reports on the achievement of its strategic objectives in the organisation’s annual report. Creative Partnerships Australia is meeting its objectives by fostering a culture of private giving to the arts in Australia and contributing to the growth of a more sustainable, vibrant and ambitious cultural sector.

Indicators used to determine impact:
Performance indicators are outlined in Creative Partnerships’ Corporate Plan and under its funding agreement with the Australian Government. These indicators provide a benchmark to assess Creative Partnerships’ performance in meeting its purpose.
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
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