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Philanthropy and Development in the Arts (AMGT90030)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeAMGT90030
Semester 1
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This subject will provide students with an understanding of the role of philanthropy, development activities and fundraising in the cultural not for profit sector. The focus is on developing an appreciation of the role of institutional and individual partnerships in this area. Combining an analysis of major philanthropic institutions, private gifts and bequests, and international practices, the subject canvasses the institutional and personal motivations of benefactors. It also provides an overview of the various government policies and legal frameworks that facilitate and enable philanthropic activity.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a developed knowledge of philanthropic institutions;
  • identify sources of non-government funding for a range of cultural and artistic activities;
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the motivations of corporate and individual givers;
  • analyse appropriate partnerships for various purposes and cultural institutions; and
  • communicate the value proposition of a specific partnership.

Generic skills

Students who complete this subject should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced communication skills and ability to work successfully with peers;
  • access a broad range of resource material and appropriate professional and governmental agencies;
  • demonstrate creative thinking;
  • conceptualise and design projects; and
  • demonstrate leadership and teamwork

Last updated: 9 November 2018