The Benefits of Arts Partnerships for Business | Darwin
A 90-minute, information-packed panel session for NT businesses about the value of partnering with local arts organisations
Partnering with the arts is commercially beneficial; it can help you reach new customers, enhance your brand and give you a competitive edge. The arts sector is also a valuable source of creativity, inspiration and innovation; and a path to securing and retaining engaged, creative and innovative employees.
As part of the NT’s October Business Month, we’re presenting The Benefits of Arts Partnerships for Business, to give NT business leaders insights and information on how the arts and business can work together for mutual benefit.
Join us as cultural strategist and partnerships expert Janine Collins moderates a short but action-packed panel session on successful strategies and business models for arts and business partnerships.
She’ll lead a discussion with Darwin Festival CEO Emily Mann and NT Airports Northern Territory Airports CEO Ian Kew about what makes their eight year partnership a success; and the impact their partnership has had on both organisations.
Who it’s for:
Business leaders who want to learn more about the opportunities and value in partnering with local arts and cultural organisations.
What you’ll get:
A 90-minute, information-packed panel session on how business and the arts can work together for mutual benefit. There’ll be time to network with your peers and ask questions of the panel.
This is event is presented in partnership with October Business Month and Adina Vibe Darwin.
Janine is one of Australia’s leading cultural strategists, and has facilitated arts partnerships with major brands such as Optus, Freehills, Virgin Airlines, Maserati, Ernst & Young and Singapore Airways. She brings an inimitable strategic approach informed by more than 25 years in national and international business development.
Janine has spent the past 10 years working with many of Australia’s leading arts and cultural institutions generating millions of dollars of investment and been recognised for crafting award winning partnerships and philanthropic models.
Janine is a current board member for Urban Theatre Projects and Performance Space. Read more about Janine and her consultancy J9.
Emily Mann is CEO of Darwin Festival and has more than 10 years’ experience in festival and major events programming, strategy and management.
Her diverse portfolio of festival experience spans the arts, cultural and tourism sectors, where she has developed major events for leading not-for-profit and government stakeholders including Sydney Writers’ Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Sydney Living Museums and Parkes Elvis Festival.
Emily has extensive knowledge and experience in the strategic development of cross-sector partnerships, artistic programming, audience development, marketing and corporate relationships.
Originally from Sydney, Emily is proud to lead the Darwin Festival team and to steward the Territory’s premier major international arts festival.
Ian is CEO of Airport Development Group, which has interests in Darwin International, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek Airports. He graduated with an Economics Degree from Monash University and joined Exxon for two years and was then with Shell Australia for twenty years prior to joining Northern Territory Airports in 2001.
Previously, Ian has been on the Board of the Automobile Association of the Northern Territory, Director of the Australian Airports Association, was Chair of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and the Charles Darwin University Foundation and a National Councillor for Creative Partnerships Australia.
Ian is currently on the Board of the Museum and Art Galley of the Northern Territory. Ian is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Most recently Ian has been appointed as Chair of the Darwin Festival.