The Chamber is the united voice to promote, advocate and represent the value of a vibrant and sustainable arts and cultural sector in Western Australia.
Chamber welcomes new Better Business Partner
We are delighted to announce the industry’s own fund, Media Super, as its inaugural Better Business Partner.
“The partnership with Media Super is an excellent fit for the Chamber,” said Henry Boston, Executive Director of the Chamber.
“Media Super has demonstrated over a number of years its commitment to those who work in the arts, media and printing sectors. The Chamber is very happy to see that Media Super already has arts partnerships in Western Australia with Chamber members FTI WA and The Creative Corner.
The changes in employment patterns, the mobility of employees and the demands on individuals in terms of financial planning make advice on superannuation, pensions and retirement planning a critical aspect of future planning for organisations. Artists and arts workers are particularly challenged by earning an income that will not only support them through their working life but also into retirement.
Media Super CEO Graeme Russell said the partnership with the Chamber was a logical extension of the fund’s investment in arts and culture in Western Australia.
“As the industry’s own fund, we continually seek ways to reinvest and support the development of vibrant, robust arts and entertainment sectors,” he said. “The Chamber is an eminent peak body and we’re very pleased to be partnering with them”, Mr Russell said.
Late last year Media Super announced a doubling of its investment in Australian film and TV productions through its $60m film finance loan facility managed by Fulcrum Media Finance.
The Chamber sees its Better Business Partnerships as an important part of building sector resilience through the provision of advice from the professional services industry.
“We look forward to a long-term dynamic partnership that will bring mutual benefits to the Chamber members and Media Super,” said Mr Boston.
The partnership was launched yesterday, 3 November, in Perth by Media Super CEO Graeme Russell and Chamber Chair Helen Cook with a number of Chamber organisation members in attendance.
Graeme, Helen and the group discussed the need to support those working in the sector both in terms of long-term financial planning and mental well-being. The Better Business Partnership provides Chamber members with access to information, tips and guidance in these areas.
As part of the partnership Chamber members are now able to access the Better Business Online Hub located in the resources area of the Chamber's website.
The hub will be regularly updated with information pertinent to the sector on topics including superannuation, pensions and retirement planning as well as industry research, tips and guides, news and expert commentary from Media Super.
27th Oct 16
The Chamber welcomes today's release of the long awaited Strategic Directions Framework 2016-2031 for arts and culture in Western Australia.
“This represents the first time that a long-term plan for the arts and culture sector has been developed for Western Australia,” said Chamber Chair, Helen Cook. “The Chamber congratulates all parties involved in its development and urges wide spread support.”
19th Oct 16
The Chamber welcomes the release of the Regional Arts Policy Framework by Chamber member, Country Arts WA.
13th Sep 16
On Tuesday 6th of September, ACE announced that they have decided to roll out the Quality Metrics across their funded portfolio.
Their decision represents a big step towards creating the opportunity for some international standardisation of how the cultural sector measures and communicates the value and quality of its work.