Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts 2011

The Australian Government recognises the importance of private sector support to promote both the sustainability and growth of the arts and cultural sector. It is committed to exploring ways to increase corporate and philanthropic support for artistic practice.

The review aimed to identify any barriers or impediments that may exist in Australia with respect to private sector support for the arts. The findings of the review will assist in the development of policy options with respect to enhancing the private sector's contribution to the arts. The review will also be an important element in the development and implementation of the National Cultural Policy.

On 19 April 2011, Mr Harold Mitchell AC was announced as chair of the review. Mr Mitchell is a leading business figure in Australia with a long-standing commitment to philanthropy and the arts.

The report was released on 7 March 2012 and the Australian Government response was included as part of the launch of Creative Australia, the national cultural policy on 13 March 2013.


Read the report—Building Support: Report of the Review of Private Sector Support for the Arts in Australia (PDF 1.06 MB).

Australian Government Response 

Read the Australian Government's response to the review (PDF 613 KB).

Discussion paper

This discussion paper outlined the areas to be explored under the review and offered a series of questions to guide preparation of submissions.

Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference outline the scope and purpose of the review.

Submissions in response to the discussion paper closed on Friday 8 July 2011.

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