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Applications open for Governance Institute of Australia’s 2023 Arts Support Program

Continuing its support for the arts sector, Governance Institute of Australia is calling for applications for its 2023 Arts Support Program that has so far assisted organisations including the Australian Ballet, the Museum of Underwater Art, and Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Launched to assist the arts sector when the pandemic hit, the program supports selected not-for-profit organisations to study two Governance Institute certificates.

Applicants must have an established board and an eagerness to develop a greater focus on governance and will need to apply by 30 December 2022.

Governance Institute CEO Megan Motto said the Arts Support Program empowers not-for-profit leaders with practical skills and knowledge to meet ever increasing risk and governance demands.

“With pandemic restrictions now lifted and the arts scene reviving, boards are turning their attention to other governance and risk challenges such as cyber security, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and workplace harassment,” Ms Motto said.

“This program empowers new and established leaders with a clear understanding of their legal responsibilities, obligations and duties and will help organisations build resiliency.”

To enter, organisations need to provide a statement about their organisation does, how it impacts the community and why it would benefit from governance training.

Applications can be emailed to by Friday, 30 December 2022. Successful applicants will be announced at the end of January 2023.


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Media contact: Clare Costigan,, 0423 213 992.

Acting for You, December 2022

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