Funding for organisations
The Arts Organisations division includes:
Major Performing Arts (MPA) – which ensures that Australia’s 28 major performing arts companies are artistically vibrant, financially viable and broadly accessible
Key Organisations, which is responsible for managing relationships with approximately 140 triennially-funded arts organisations.Image: Sydney Dance Company, We Unfold. Photo by Tim Richardson
Major Performing Arts BoardThe Major Performing Arts Board aims to ensure that Australia has an artistically vibrant, financially viable and broadly accessible major performing arts sector.
The MPAB has responsibility for oversight of the operations of 28 performing arts companies throughout Australia, as joint and equal partners with state government funding agencies, as agreed by the Cultural Ministers Council (CMC).
To be included in the board, a company must meet all of the following criteria:
- be a dance, music, opera or theatre company or a hybrid thereof
- demonstrate the highest artistic standards in performances
- show an ongoing commitment to the development of the artform
- demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the development of artists within the artform
- show evidence of a sizeable and increasing audience base
- have a minimum average annual total income of $1.54 million over the previous three-year period
- demonstrate an ongoing ability to be financially viable, including increasing levels of financial support from the broader community.
Image: Bangarra Dance Theatre - Bush, photo by Greg Barrett
Key Organisations encompasses 140 plus small to medium sized arts organisations across Australia, funded on a multi-year basis by the various art form boards and committees of the Council.
The Council’s funding relationships with these organizations are managed by the Key Organisations unit of the Arts Organisations Division, a team of five staff comprising four Client Managers supervised by a Director.
The unit works with all of the artform boards and committees to assess applications and reports and manage the funding contracts we have with these organizations. While the criteria to be a Key Organisation differs for each art form, a Key Organisation is usually a significant part of that artform’s infrastructure in providing services or developing, producing, presenting or touring artistic work.
Statistical Reporting Templates
Major Performing Arts companies and Key Organisations can use the templates provided here for entering the statistical data of the Performances, School Programs, Workshops and Exhibitions. You can then upload the CSV file in the corresponding sections of the online statistical reporting system.
Please follow the instruction in each template file to enter data and generate the CSV file.
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Our team and contacts
Tony Grybowski, Executive Director, Arts Organisations
Email or call on (02) 9215 9078
Terese Casu, Director, Arts Organisations
Email or call on (02) 9215 9008
Business Operations Management Team
Kevin Golding, Business Operations Manager
Email or call on (02) 9215 9140
Vincent Lin, Business Operations Analyst
Email or call on (02) 9215 9012
Jackie Wilson, Business Operations Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9155
Melissa Habjan, Business Operations Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9021
Belinda Walter, Business Operations Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9019
Zuzana Franova, Business Operations Administrator
Email or call on (02) 9215 9160
Relationship Management Team
Trish Ludgate, Program Manager
Email or call on (02) 9215 9044
Laura McLeod, Program Manager
Email or on (02) 9215 9056
Kevin du Preez, Program Manager
Email or call on (02) 9215 9015
David Everist, Program Manager
Email or call on (02) 9215 9112