Better business for busy artists

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THE Australia Business Arts Foundation, AbaF, is teaming up with Queanbeyan City Council to run a free Woodside “Better Business seminar” on generating income for projects that should hit the spot with local artists. 

Bea Brickhill
The session will provide an introduction to the ins and outs of generating income from the private sector and is suitable for individual practising artists and not-for-profit cultural organisations with or without deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

As well as explaining AbaF’s role in connecting the arts, business and donors, facilitator, the director of AbaF ACT, Bea Brickhill, will look at types of private sector income, trends in private sector support for the arts, reasons why the private sector supports the arts, the business case approach to forming partnerships with business, building relationships with individual donors, trusts and foundations and AbaF’s Australia Cultural Fund.

Prior to joining AbaF Brickhill was National Manager, Fundraising & Development for Australian Catholic University where she worked for almost four years.

She commenced her career in the arts as a stage manager in London’sWest End, and spent six years with Welsh National Opera and Welsh Dance Theatre Trust. In Australia she has worked at the Sydney Opera House’s Bennelong Program, the Friends of the National Library, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery and TasDance in Launceston.

The seminar is in the VIP Room, The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre Rear of 253 Crawford St, Queanbeyan, 10am-noon, Thursday, September 6. to register contact Georgina Perri on 6285 6170 or


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