Art Funders' Network

Arts Funders' Network webinar

with guest speakers Prof Peter O'Connor & David Pannett

Tuesday 29th October 2019

2.00pm - 3.30pm


Discover the powerful results philanthropic funding for the arts has in sustaining mental wellbeing including repairing and rebuilding communities after major disaster events.

The arts improve mental health and wellbeing while recovering from trauma post-disaster - such as the March 15 shooting.

If you are a funder interested in wellbeing or the arts attend this webinar to be inspired by the positive outcomes of funding the arts.

Hear from Professor Peter O'Connor, Academic Director of the Creative Thinking Project at the University of Auckland. He will discuss his cutting edge international research on the benefits of arts programmes in communities after a major disaster. Peter researches the arts in earthquake zones, in prisons, psychiatric hospitals and with the homeless.
David Pannett is Senior Manager of Strategy and Engagement at Creative New Zealand. David leads a team to implement advocacy initiatives, manage communications with the media, produce publications, and provide information to the arts sector and members of the public. The team also manages government relations, including strategy and accountability documents, public and government requests for information, business planning and reporting, and governance policy. 
All funders and philanthropists welcome.
Fees per session:
Philanthropy NZ members: no charge
Non members: $45.00 + GST