Summit: syd14

Length: 29:13

This session explores the partnership models that are the secret to making a big impact with limited resources. We uncover success stories from the museums and theatres that have used partnerships to launch ambitious projects at a scale that would have been impossible alone. We also look at how partnerships models are evolving. How are traditional broadcast morphing into co-produced activities and what types of commercial partnerships could open up new income streams for the arts. What are the factors that make a good partnership and where do they go wrong?

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Katrina Sedgwick - Director, ACMI

Katrina Sedgwick is the Director of ACMI and the former Head of Arts for ABC TV and ABC Arts online ( From 2002 – 11 she was the founding Director/CEO of the biennial Adelaide Film Festival, and the AFF Investment Fund which supported 47 Australian productions encompassing a multi-award winning slate of features, documentaries, shorts, cross platform and installation works. She has an extensive background as a performer, creative producer and festival director. She co-founded the Sydney Fringe Festival (1995), was a Producer for the Adelaide Festival of Arts (1996, 1998, 2000) and the Artistic Director of Come Out '99 and Adelaide Fringe 2002.

Rose Hiscock - Inagural Director, Science Gallery Melbourne & Director, Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne

Rose Hiscock is the Director of Science Gallery Melbourne, and Director Museums and Collections The University of Melbourne. Prior to the University, Rose was Director of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences.

Rose’s career includes a period at the Australia Council, where she held the position of Executive Director, Arts Development and Museum Victoria where she was responsible for commercial and audience growth across Museum Victoria’s highly successful venues. She is committed to building a thriving and dynamic arts sector and is Board member of Back to Back Theatre and Chunky Move.

Lisa Havilah - CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Lisa Havilah is CEO of MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences) which incorporates the Powerhouse Museum which is moving to Paramatta in a $645 million project. Previously she was Director at Carriageworks in Sydney.

From 2005 – 2011 Lisa was the Director of Campbelltown Arts Centre. Under her directorship Campbelltown Arts Centre pioneered a multidisciplinary contemporary arts program, bringing together artists and communities across disciplines to examine ideas through the processes of producing contemporary art. She has developed and managed a range of national and international exchanges, exhibition and residency programs most recently Edge of Elsewhere Edge of Elsewhere (2010-12), a three-year project for Sydney Festival that commissioned artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific to develop new work in partnership with suburban communities.