ARCHIVED Media Releases

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New AMPAG Executive Director announced

The Australian Major Performing Arts Group today announced the appointment of its new Executive Director, Ms Bethwyn Serow.  Read More

Arts sponsorship weathers economic downturn

A report released today has found corporate sponsorship and private donations of Australia’s major performing arts companies, although remaining steady during the global economic downturn, show the sector’s future remains volatile.  Read More

Election messages for the performing arts

Endorsed by the Australian Performing Arts Centres Association (APACA), Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG) and Live Performance Australia (LPA)  Read More

Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations 2009

Now in its ninth year the Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations 2009 Survey, a project of the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG), clearly demonstrates the success of the 28 non profit, major performing arts companies in securing private and corporate income. The Survey tracks and analyses levels of corporate sponsorship and private donations for the major performing arts sector for the years 2001 – 2009.  Read More

Corporate support marginally down but individual giving up

The seventh annual report on private and corporate income earned by the 28 major performing arts companies reveals that over the five year period 2004-08 $49.6 million was achieved, an increase of $11.8 million since 2004. While the proportion of corporate sponsorship has declined from 2004 – when it represented 68% – to 55% in 2008, the amount of individual donations has increased substantially and now makes up 40% of this income stream.  Read More

Arts philanthropy growing strongly 2008 Survey finds

AMPAG’s 2008 Survey Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donation has found that donations jumped nearly 45 per cent in 2007 to more than $17 million, and more than doubled over the past five years. Although Corporate Sponsorship growth has slowed, overall income from corporate and private sources has grown by 38 per cent over the five years tracked in the survey.  Read More

“We All Play a Part” Campaign Launched in Sydney

A coalition of national arts organisations and leading Australian artists has pledged to promote the part played by all Australians in making the performing arts industry a national and international success.  Read More

Growth over five years in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations

Release of Tracking Changes in Corporate Sponsorship and Private Donations Survey 2007  Read More

AMPAG applauds “Australia on the World Stage”

AMPAG’s response to the announcement this week by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade about new funding to take Australian artists and performing arts companies to international audiences. The new funding is part of the 2007 Budget.  Read More

AMPAG welcomes the Government’s latest investment in the arts

A boost for Australian arts and culture that will be felt for years to come.  Read More