Laissez-faire Catering is named catering partner for international arts conferences in Sydney this November

Date Posted: 4/10/2019 4:35:45 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering


After two successful editions in 2014 and 2016, the international arts conferences - Communicating the Arts and Culture Business - will return to Australia this year. Laissez-faire has been selected as the catering partner for these two prestigious events.

Exclusive Sydney Venues for the International Arts Conferences

These events will be made possible through collaboration with global partners. The Australian National Maritime Museum will be the main host partner of both conferences. The Art Gallery of New South Wales will also host elements of the formal and social programmes. The conferences will be held in collaboration with Tessitura and Platforme 10. Catering will be provided by Laissez-faire Catering.

Learn more about the Sydney International Arts Conferences

Across two weeks, the two leading international conferences will bring over 500 cultural leaders, senior arts professionals and innovators together. Expert speakers at this event represent Zambia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Denmark, United States, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, and Australia. The purpose of these conferences is to accommodate the sharing of best cultural practices from all over the world. This allows for development opportunities within the international and national arts sector.

Communicating the Arts will be held across 12-14 November, 2019. The focus will be on Cultural Leadership. In particular, the conference asks:

  • What does it mean to be a leader in the 21st century?
  • Who leads the conversations in the cultural world?
  • Has digital turned arts institutions into followers or leaders?

Over three days, the conference will explore cultural leadership along four key axes:

Being Bold, Connecting, Truth Telling and (Re)inventing. Culture Business will be hosted from 21-22 November, 2019. This year the focus is on the Art of Fundraising. Culture Business examine cultural philanthropy by questioning the issues facing fundraisers today. It will ask:

  • How does one prospect, cultivate and retain a corporate sponsor?
  • How can a crisis be transformed into an opportunity?
  • What are the steps involved in designing, adopting and sticking to an effective long-term fundraising strategy?
  • How can we best engage with our boards and committees?
  • What type of development staffing structure is most conducive to success in fundraising?

The two programmes will feature a dynamic mix of masterclasses, case studies, keynotes, panel discussions and workshops, in group and in one-to-one learning opportunities. Interactive exercises such as Worldcafé, Knowledge Mixer and Learning Safari ensure delegates get the most out of the conference content. The social programmes include backstage visits and evening receptions at partner institutions, encouraging network development.

Laissez-faire Catering is excited to be involved in this enriching cultural programme. Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram for behind the scenes preparations.